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  • Advert Title Paralegal- Personal Injury
  • Advert Text

    Our Personal Injury team our nationally recognised for the exceptional work they do on behalf of seriously injured clients to gain compensation. Our team in Oxford include specialist in dealing with Brain Injury, Spinal Injury and Chronic Pain amongst other areas.

    We are seeking a Paralegal to join the team to provide legal and administrative support to the fee earners in Oxford. Duties will include:

    • Under take legal processes, under supervision, such as managing a case load of Fast-Track claims under supervision. This will be a combination of MoJ  EL/PL Portal cases as well as RTA/EL/PL cases that have exited the Portal.

    • Draft legal documents using appropriate precedents and templates which address all relevant legal and factual issues and accurately reflect the client’s instructions

    • Undertake effective legal research, using appropriate methods and sourcing, presenting the results accurately and clearly

    • Provide support for business development and marketing activities including preparing and researching marketing materials and writing articles and blogs where requested

    • Take an active part in promoting the firm through Social media channels such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook

    • Provide legal support to designated fee earners and act as a legal resource for the wider team, providing help where required

    • Ensure all work complies with risk management policies and procedures, including effective use of information management systems including storing and retrieving information

    About You

    • Legal qualifications (LLB/ILEX/LPC)

    • Previous experience dealing with personal injury work is desirable

    • Genuine passion and interest for pursuing a career in personal Injury law

    • Quick learner with a strong eye for detail

    • Ability to manage your own files, with minimal supervision

    • Organised and efficient

    • Positive Attitude to Work- Approaches work with positivity and energy and thrives in a busy environment.

    • Effective Communicator- Clearly conveys information and ideas through the relevant media. Speaks in Plain English.

    • Self Aware- Recognises personal strengths and weaknesses and uses that knowledge to interact positively with others. Maintains a professional impression.

    • Team Player- Actively participates as a member of a team. Develops and maintains relationships with others.

    • Resilient- Functions effectively under pressure and handles difficult circumstances in a manner that is acceptable to others and Royds Withy King.

    • Open to Change- Receptive to new ways of working with the ability to be flexible in approaching tasks and problems.

     

    About Us

    Royds Withy King is a full service UK Top 100 law firm with robust commercial, private client, specialist personal injury and clinical negligence practices.  We have the combined expertise of 470 staff across our offices in Bath, Oxford, London and Wiltshire.

    We are a passionate and growing firm that strives to be specialists in our field and put client relationships at the core of everything we do. We use our experience across the full range of commercial and private law sectors to put our clients ahead of the curve.

    And our strongest advocates are our people; it’s the way they relate to our clients and the way they do business. We are proud to have been ranked as a 'Sunday Times Top 100 Best Mid-Size Company to Work For' for the last four years.

    Why Join Us?

    Royds Withy King are proud to be an Employer of Choice. With key offices in Bath, Oxford, London and Swindon we are actively growing our practices. If you join Royds Withy King "For Your Career" we will help to develop personally and professionally through on the job training and an opportunity to learn more about your area.

    We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a competitive salary, 26.5 days holiday per year, a great pension scheme and a whole host of other staff benefits.

    If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a friendly and professional environment in a Law firm with prospects, then look no further!

    The successful applicant will be subject to pre-employment screening including a DBS (Criminal Background) check. 

    Please note that closing dates on vacancies are provided as a guideline. Royds Withy King reserves the right to close a vacancy earlier than the stated closing date.

  • Closing Date 28-Feb-2017
  • Location Oxford
  • Pay Info Dependent On Experience
  • Reference 07/17
  • Job Type Paralegal
  • Area of Practice Personal Injury
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