Litigation Assistant/Paralegal - EL/PL

Location
Chelmsford, Essex
Salary
Competitive
Posted
18 Oct 2016
Closes
15 Nov 2016
Job Title
Paralegal
Practice Area
Personal Injury
PQE Level
2-4
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Kennedys are on an upwards trajectory and are seeking to recruit a Litigation Assistant for their Chelmsford office in their Liability Division. This is a great opportunity to work on a quality caseload for a variety of clients. The role will involve you being able to handle a mixed case load of mainly Fast Track EL/PL claims and to assist senior lawyers on larger EL/PL claims.

Team Information:

The relevant team in Chelmsford is known for dealing with employers’ and public liability claims. The team also has extensive experience in: Motor, Property and Abuse claims.

Type of Clients:

  • Employers’ Liability/Public Liability Insurers
  • Local Authorities and London Boroughs
  • Claims handlers/TPAs

Type of Cases:

  • Manage fast Track Employers’ and Public liability (plus some general liability) with supervision
  • Assist on fatal, catastrophic, TBI and complex Orthopaedic and Psychiatric injury

Qualifications

Essential:

  • Good Academics

Desirable:  

  • FILEX qualified or studying towards ILEX qualification.

Experience

Essential:

  • A minimum of 12 months* litigation experience preferably within personal injury (both defendant and claimant experience will be considered).
  • Able to run own caseload with some supervision.
  • Clear communicator

Desirable: 

  • Fast track and/or Multi-track EL/PL claims experience.
  • Familiarity with working to SLAs
  • To have had previous client contact and attendance at business development events

*Where a level of experience is indicated, this is a guideline only and represents the amount of time we would usually expect a candidate to accumulate the requisite level of experience. This does not preclude applications from candidates with more or less experience.