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Paralegal (0817)

The Role

We currently have an open vacancy for a Paralegal within our Military Injury Claims Team in our Southampton office.

Personal Injury

Personal injury and illness can have a dramatic and sometimes life changing impact for the person affected and for those who are close to them. The personal injury teams at Irwin Mitchell don’t just deal with compensation claims. We also work with our clients and their families to ensure all of their rehabilitation needs are met. It’s a unique, bespoke approach that really makes a difference to people whose lives have been turned upside down by injury.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our award winning Personal Injury Department based in Southampton. Our Military Injury Team handles claims for members of the Armed Forces who have suffered illness or injury.

As a Paralegal you will play an integral role in the team, working together with qualified Case Handlers to provide legal support on a number of cases to deliver an outstanding client experience and progress litigation. You will be responsible for ensuring that client queries are dealt with quickly, efficiently and with empathy, taking appropriate actions. You will work independently under supervision and as part of a team to progress cases in accordance with the department’s procedures to meet agreed personal targets. You’ll liaise regularly with a wide range of clients and medical professionals, in person, over the phone and in writing. Whether arranging meetings, seeking medical reports, chasing information, or interviewing witnesses; you’ll need to show a sensitive and professional approach at all times.

To be successful in this role you must;

  • Have appropriate legal knowledge and experience to support qualified Case Handlers to progress legal cases.
  • Be organised and have the ability to work quickly and accurately in a growing and demanding area of the business to meet personal targets.
  • Be proactive and able to work independently and as part of a team to deliver the best outcomes for our clients.
  • Have excellent client care and inter-personal skills, operating with integrity and showing empathy and intuition.
  • Be comfortable using and updating a case management system. Knowledge of the Irwin Mitchell PI CMS system would be an advantage.
  • Completion of Law degree and/or Legal Practice Course would be an advantage; however we would welcome applicants who are well established Paralegals looking to forge a new career with IM.

 

The Benefits

In addition to your basic salary we have a competitive benefits package including pension, critical illness cover, health cash plan, death in service, discounted legal services, 25 days hols (this increases with length of service), discounted online shopping, discounted gym memberships and season ticket loans.

Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

The background checks made will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks ­with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.


 
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Location
Southampton
Brunel House, 21 Brunswick Place, Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom, S015 2AQ
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  • Business Area:
    Personal Legal Services
  • Team:
    Military
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Permanent
  • :
    Southampton
  • Salary:
    Paralegal
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