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Lyons Davidson Solicitors

Lyons Davidson Solicitors

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Trainee Paralegal - Claimant Personal Injury

Salary: £16,000 per annum

Location: Cardiff, South Glamorgan

Application Deadline: EXPIRED

Job Type: Student job

Contract Type: Contract

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Lyons Davidson is a national law practice of around 900 employees operating from offices in Bristol, Solihull, Leeds, New Malden and Cardiff, and our associated practice in Edinburgh, Lyons Davidson Scotland LLP. We also have employees based in our onsite client offices in Folkestone and Whitstable. We are a full service legal Company committed to delivering high-quality professional services in a cost-effective and approachable manner to institutions, businesses and individuals. Please note that this role may close early if sufficient applications are received. Purpose: We are currently recruiting for a Trainee Paralegal/Case Handler to join our MOJ team, which is part of the wider Claimant Personal Injury team in Cardiff. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your legal skills and gain responsibility for managing your own caseload. You will join our Trainee Paralegal salary structure where your salary will be reviewed at six monthly intervals as you gain experience. There is also the opportunity to earn a quarterly bonus. Working Hours: The successful candidate will work 7 hours a day, 35 hours a week, between the core working hours of 8am-6pm, Monday to Friday. Duties/Responsibilities: • Managing own caseload of injury cases; • Pursuing claims through pre- and post-litigation stages, through The Ministry of Justice Portal, making full use of our case management system; • Complying with agreed service standards; • Communicating with clients, insurers, expert witnesses and solicitors; • Dealing with administration as required. Skills/Competencies required : • Good attention to detail; • Team player; • Ability to analyse and research legal issues, and use your initiative; • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; • Ability to organise and prioritise work, and to work to strict deadlines/Service Level Agreements; • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; • Law degree or CILEx studies are preferable but not essential; • Previous case handling experience is not essential as full training will be given. Why Join Us? With Investors in People accreditation since 1998, we positively encourage our employees to progress and develop within the Company. We recognise that our continued growth and success is the direct result of the contribution of our employees. Our wide range of benefits, include a generous holiday entitlement, flexible benefits (including pension, childcare vouchers, bikes for work and health screening), bonus scheme and development opportunities. We have active social committees and support various charities/fundraising events across the UK. Lyons Davidson prides itself on being an equal opportunities employer and is committed to, and realises the benefits of, having a diverse workforce. Please note that any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory credit check and Basic criminal record check.

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