Paralegal

Location
Merseyside
Salary
Dependent on experience
Posted
06 Oct 2016
Closes
03 Nov 2016
Ref
STN756
Job Title
Paralegal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We are currently recruiting for a Paralegal for the Enforcement department of our clients firm in Liverpool.

Key tasks and responsibilities

• Understanding the standard and indemnity basis of costs.With knowledge of standard costs, predictive/portal and fixed cost regimes including what costs we are entitled to and at what stage • Knowledge and utilisation of Part 36 and the said consequences • Working closely with Finance/Accounts Dept. to ensure payments received within agreed specified time periods • Drafting Part 7 and/or Part 8 proceedings for the recovery of damages and costs • Understanding and utilising case management software and costs drafting software/programs • Undertaking negotiations to ensure swift payment of damages and costs • Preparing Applications, witness statements and supporting evidence • Instructing HCE and liaising to a successful resolution • Providing quality work on an efficient basis ensuring SLA’s are met • Attaining and achieving set targets • Understanding and utilising different case law in disputes as and when necessary • Keeping up to date with costs law and changes • Knowledge of Word, Excel and computer literate

Skills, knowledge and experience required

• Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships • Ability to present information simply and accurately, both orally and in writing • Ability to work methodically to deal with a constant flow of work that requires a fast turnaround • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise work • Ability to work on own initiative and potential to work without supervision • Ability to plan/organise work for yourself • Ability to assist other team members when required. • Good telephone manner • Legible handwriting • Computer literate • Commitment to providing a high quality and speedy service to clients • Highly motivated and willing to take on new challenges