Leigh Day (Manchester) - Paralegal

Leigh Day’s Manchester office is currently seeking a Paralegal to join the Personal Injury Department. This role offers a great opportunity to build a career within an established and highly reputable law firm.

Leigh Day has a team of specialist claimant lawyers with unrivalled expertise in Personal Injury. We are driven by our ethos of “Davids” fighting the “Goliaths” around the world and have been identified by the leading legal directories as one of the country's leading firms of claimant personal injury solicitors. Our Cycling team is associated with British Cycling & British Triathlon providing legal advice to all members of both organisations injured whilst riding. To learn more please visit our website https://www.leighday.co.uk/Illness-and-injury/Accident-and-personal-injury

The successful candidate will hold a responsible position primarily processing new client enquiries in a professional and customer focussed manner. The role involves gathering information from new and prospective clients, providing advice regarding funding and the legal process, and utilising the Case Management System to ensure tasks are processed as swiftly as possible. There will also be the opportunity to assist members of the team with their ongoing cases.

Some relevant paralegal experience within a Personal Injury team is highly desirable but not essential. What is essential is a commitment to providing first class client service and support to the wider legal team. Candidates should be able to deal with clients over the telephone and in writing in an appropriate manner. We are looking for hard-working and proactive individuals who are able to use their initiative. A positive attitude and an active interest in this area of law are essential. The team deal with a high number of claims on behalf of cyclists, so a keen interest in cycling would be an advantage.

Start date: ASAP

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £16,000-18,000

Location: Manchester

Closing Date: 21 August 2017

Please take a look at our website  https://www.leighday.co.uk/Careers/Paralegals/ find out more about this opportunity and details of how to apply.

To apply, please return the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk by 21 August 2017.

- A covering letter stating your interest in this role, salary expectations and applicable

notice period;

- A copy of your up-to-date CV;

- The completed application form and Equality and Diversity form (downloadable

from our website)

Leigh Day is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. A copy of the Equality and Diversity Policy is available upon request.