Leigh Day (Manchester) - Paralegal (Personal Injury - Asbestos)

Ref: PARA/ASB/PI/MAN/JAN18

We are seeking to appoint a Paralegal within our Personal Injury, Asbestos department. This role
offers an excellent opportunity to build a legal career and work with an award winning, specialist
claimant law firm, consistently ranked by legal directories as national leaders. Leigh Day's asbestos lawyers have secured millions of pounds in compensation in the last ten years for clients whose loved ones have died because of asbestos exposure. To learn more visit http://www.leighday.co.uk/Asbestos-and- industrial-disease
 
Main duties and responsibilities;
  • Assisting with drafting documents, client liaison, research work, general correspondence and administrative support.
  • Sorting and reviewing medical and financial records, liaison with medical professionals, financial institutions and other solicitors.
  • Ensuring that urgent matters are referred to the appropriate personnel in the absence of the supervising fee-earner.
To be successful you should have;
  • Genuine interest to work with a leading claimant law firm and passionate about providing access to justice for all.
  • Demonstrable paralegal experience in drafting legal documents; preparing client care documents sorting and producing a review of medical and financial records, liaising with medical professionals, financial institutions and other solicitors.
  • Good academic background with Legal qualifications (Degree, GDL, LPC etc.).
  • Proven ability in meeting / interviewing clients, taking witness statements, dealing sensitively and managing difficult situations and conversations.
  • Proven ability to work and contribute in a team environment.
  • Relevant paralegal experience in claimant Asbestos / Industrial Disease while not essential will be advantageous as will be demonstrable experience in preparing CFA documents; statements and benefits applications; requesting National Insurance histories
Please visit our website https://www.leighday.co.uk/Careers/Paralegals/ to download the job description and application form.
 
This is a permanent, full-time position based in Manchester.
 
Salary - £17,000 per annum
 
Application Process
Please return the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk by Wednesday 25 February 2018.
  • A covering letter stating why you are interested in this role, your salary expectations and applicable notice period.
  • A copy of your up-to- date CV.
  • The completed application form (downloadable from our website).
Unfortunately failure to return all the above requested documents may result in your application not
being considered.
 
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.