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Litigation legal assistant

£18,000 - £20,000

Job Description

Litigation Legal Assistant
Kirkland Associates are currently recruiting for a Litigation Legal Assistant on behalf of a top tier law firm based at their office in Birmingham. As a legal assistant you will provide a high quality service to clients on a full range of defendant insurance matters.

Your key duties will be:

  • assisting the head of the team and, where necessary, other senior members to produce high quality legal services to clients on a broad range of defendant insurance work
  • dealing with clients and third parties in a professional manner, maintaining close and regular contact, as required
  • assisting with monthly billing, all client specific billing and other related financial administration
  • dealing with all forms of liability, injury and motor claims
  • supporting and assisting the head of department and other senior fee earners in the delivery of service level agreements
  • assisting with promotional and business development activity, as required
  • maintaining good file management, including electronic and paper storage, archiving and filing
  • taking telephone calls, handling queries and enquiries, where appropriate
  • photocopying, scanning and collating documentation
  • opening and closing files, as required
  • carrying out legal research as required
  • overseeing and managing the management information requirements for a key client

Skills and experience you will have:

  • a minimum of 12 - 18 months’ previous experience of contentious legal work is desirable, preferably with motor liability experience of dealing with small and fast track claims
  • the ability to run a case load of motor claims with minimal supervision
  • confidence with IT skills, particular Microsoft Word and Excel
  • previous experience of dealing with Management Information (MI)
  • previous experience in using a case management system

Key competencies you will need:

  • a desire to exceed client expectations
  • strong negotiation and communication skills
  • the ability to build rapport with colleagues and clients alike
  • a high degree of initiative and the ability to cope in a demanding environment
  • excellent organisational and prioritising skills

About you – you will be:

  • highly enthusiastic, willing to go the extra mile and be happy to go beyond the job description
  • respectful towards others and have a positive, willing and ‘can do’ attitude
  • keen to learn, interested in driving your own career progression and be proactive in taking ownership of this
Please contact Gemma Evans, legal recruitment associates for further information or simply apply to be considered for the post immediately.