Paralegal

Posted 16 Mar 2020

Thompsons Solicitors

Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire (Legal)

https://www.thompsons.law/


Job Type:permanentDuration:
Category:LegalRecruiter Reference:346661
URL for Applications:Apply HereSalary:£24,068 - £27,572

Thompsons Solicitors are a law firm unlike any other. With nearly 100 years’ experience of successfully representing clients of injury and mistreatment, we have the privilege of working with and supporting the Trade Union Movement and the people they represent.

By providing an inclusive environment, we ensure that individually and collectively we flourish to be the best we can be. We are recognised as one of the UK's leading teams by credible directories including The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, as well as being highly recommended in The Times’ Best Law Firms 2019. We pride ourselves on being “the most experienced trade union, claimant and employment rights law firm in the UK”, our friendly working environment and our excellent work/life balance.

The opportunity

As a Paralegal you will be dedicated to making a difference to the lives of people who have suffered injury or mistreatment, by helping to gain compensation on a daily basis. You will therefore need to take pride in delivering a high quality service, have a strong work ethic, and have a natural ability to demonstrate empathy towards clients. You will have knowledge of Personal Injury law and the Ministry of Justice Low Value Portal claims process and experience of client contact, either in person or by telephone. Previous case handling experience is ideal but not essential.

To ensure you thrive in the role, we will provide you with structured supervision, coaching and training as well as a nurturing environment, where you can grow and shape your career.

The role

Due to continued growth, we are looking for an enthusiastic Paralegal to join our highly successful National Litigation Unit located in Stoke on Trent office. Historically the heart of Stoke’s industrial greatness and a fitting location for Thompsons with our continued support for workers nationally through personal injury claims and unfair treatment. The role of Paralegal will involve managing a caseload of low value Fast-Track cases which include Employers Liability, Public Liability and Road Traffic Accident claims. Specifically you will be: investigating liability; assessing the strengths of a claim; gathering liability, causation and quantum evidence; liaising with clients, defendants, insurers, employers, witnesses, medical experts and the police; valuing claims; and negotiating settlements (in liability admitted cases).

Benefits

We recognise and reward high performance, with competitive salaries and an extensive benefits package including:

  • Structured pay scales
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Permanent health insurance
  • Life assurance
  • 23 days annual leave (in addition to bank holidays plus 4 concessionary days)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Vibrant Social Calendar
  • Flexible working culture
  • Annual travel and parking loans
  • Financial assistance for professional development

For more detailed information on our benefits, please visit our website.

We believe that attracting talent that reflects the diversity of the communities within which we live and work is a key part of our business, which is why we are an equal opportunities employer.

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