We have got a fantastic opportunity for a Secretary/Legal Assistant to join our Personal Injury team in our Leeds office.
The successful candidate will employ exceptional communication and organisation skills to provide key case support to both Case Handlers as well as the team’s Administrators. You will take messages from clients and work collaboratively with Case Handlers to provide chargeable support to progress legal cases. Responsibilities will include ensuring actions on case correspondence are taken, requesting relevant medical records, supporting the funding process and creating court documents. Working alongside the administration team, you will delegate non-chargeable administration duties whilst also liaising with experts and organising key meetings with counsel, experts and clients where appropriate.
As a Firm, Irwin Mitchell prides itself on the client journey and experience, so within your role you will work to ensure that client queries are dealt with quickly, efficiently and with empathy. You role will involve taking messages from clients as well as proactively providing case updates and progress information.
You will be computer literate as within your role you will utilise system generated management information and housekeeping reports from PI CMS, PI Legis and 3e to ensure appropriate actions are being taken to progress cases. From this, you will provide supporting information to Partners and Team Leaders to enable effective supervision ensuring you champion continuous improvement and best practice at all times. If you thrive in a busy, fast-paced environment and would like to be part of a highly successful team, we would love to hear from you.
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.
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.