Legal Assistant

Group Company: Winn Solicitors

Department: Part 7 Personal Injury

A Debt Recovery Agent/Paralegal for a leading North East firm requiring 12 months experience. This role will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to develop their existing skills and knowledge within a supportive and experienced team.

The ideal candidate will naturally represent Winns Values of Integrity, Respect, Loyalty and Reliability which underpin our mission to be the one stop shop for accident management and rehabilitation.

Employee Benefits

  • 22 days holiday, 8 days bank holidays, and an added birthday holiday
  • Opportunity to buy or sell up to 3 days holiday
  • Monthly bonus scheme and annual salary review
  • Employee discount scheme
  • On-site parking (subject to availability)
  • Training opportunities

Job Description

You will be responsible for be responsible for your managing your own caseload.  Prior experience in an insurance or legal field would be desirable, although not essential as full training will be given. Your duties will include:

  • Assessing and advising clients on the merits and value of their claim.
  • Engaging in telephone settlement negotiations with insurance representatives or their solicitors, assisting and preparing legal documents for other lawyers within the team.
  • Providing administration and litigation support to the fee earners within the Part 7 Personal Injury Department as well as handling your own caseload.
  • Delivering a level of Client Care in accordance with SRA regulations.
  • Accurately drafting of legal document.
  • Maximising income per case in accordance with the relevant costs regime.
  • Maximising the recovery of other Winn Group costs, without compromising the best outcome for the client.

Person Specification

The successful candidate must commit to upholding the company’s core values, Integrity, Respect, Loyalty and Reliability and ensure that they are demonstrated throughout their working practice. You should also possess the relevant attributes and experience outlined below:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Time management skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Confident and appropriate telephone skills.
  • Excellent ICT skills.
  • Good organisation and communication skills.
  • Commitment to own personal development.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of personal injury and vehicle damage claims (desirable).
  • Knowledge of Proclaim case management systems.
  • Any 2.2 degree or equivalent.

Winn Solicitors is one of the country’s leading claims management companies taking care of no win no fee accident claims from start to finish.

Winn Group, home to Winn Solicitors, On Medical and On Hire, is a leading North East business providing nationwide accident management and rehabilitation services for victims of non-fault accidents.

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