Paralegal (Civil Claims)

Our client within public sector is looking for a Legal Officer/Paralegal to join their Governance and Community Services team based in Lewes, East Sussex. The role is offered on a contract basis for 3 months, working 37 hours per week, Mon to Friday paying up to £21.13/hour umbrella rate (or £16.50/hour PAYE)

The Legal Officer/Paralegal will be responsible to take on caseload independently, dealing with a variety of civil claims (up to 150 outstanding claims approx..) pursued against the Local Authority. The will be working in a team of 5 and working within a wider team of 15.

  • To support and assist fee earners in the preparation and conduct of a full range of routine and complex case work and to provide support in relation to the provision of legal advice.
  • To carry a caseload with the minimum of supervision.
  • To provide a high quality legal service to client departments

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Institute of Legal Executive qualification or a substantial part thereof or equivalent or similar qualification e.g. law degree, LPC or BVC; or Substantial proven fee-earning experience in a legal practice
  • Experience of working in the field of civil claims litigation law in a local authority ideally or private practice. Housing claims experience would be a preferred candidate although this is not essential.
  • Working knowledge of civil claims arising under the Highways Act 1980 and the Occupiers Liability Act 1957.
  • Experience of conducting own caseload within defined areas of legal practice and working to Lexcel quality standards
  • Hardworking and enthusiastic person who has an ability to interrogate information and form a decision with a legal frame work.
  • IT literate and can easily navigate new databases and systems.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse range of people and organisations both orally and in writing
  • Ability to travel both within and outside the County as required.

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Job Overview

Date Posted:

Posted 2 weeks ago

Expiration Date:

15/03/2020

Location:

Lewes

Job Type:

Contract

Salary:

Up to £21.13 per hour + umbrella/inside IR35

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