Kennedys - Paralegal/litigation assistant, personal injury motor, 6-12 months experience

  • Job type: Full-time, permanent
  • Location: Chelmsford

Kennedys are are seeking to recruit a Litigation assistant/paralegal for their Chelmsford office. 

This is a great opportunity to work on a high quality caseload for a variety of clients on amall-track and fast-track claims, with a focus on motor work.

Team information

This team is headed up by partner Richard West who is based in our Chelmsford office and is known in particular for dealing with employers’, motor and public liability claims. He has also developed expertise including catastrophic, brain and psychiatric injury on behalf of insurers, self-insured and policyholders.

Winner of the Legal 500 award for Insurance: Firm (Regional) of the year for the South East, 2016.

Type of clients

  • Employers’ Liability/Public Liability Insurers
  • Motor insurers
  • Local authorities and London Boroughs
  • Claims handlers

Type of cases

  • Employers’, motor and public liability
  • General liability

Requirements

Qualifications

Essential: Good Academics.

Desirable: LPC graduate, FILEX qualified or studying towards ILEX qualification.

Experience

Essential: (Type, length, quality, background)

  • A minimum of 1-2 years* defendant litigation experience preferably within personal injury (claimant experience will be considered).
  • Able to run own caseload with some supervision.
  • Small-track and fast-track claims experience.
  • Experience of arbitration and negotiation.
  • To have had previous client contact and attendance at business development events.

*Where a level of experience is indicated, this is a guideline only and represents the amount of time we would usually expect a candidate to accumulate the requisite level of experience. This does not preclude applications from candidates with more or less experience.

Kennedys’ firm information

Kennedys is an international law firm with expertise in litigation and dispute resolution, particularly in the insurance/reinsurance and liability industries. With over 1,700 people worldwide across 36 offices in the UK and Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and America, we have some of the most respected legal minds in their fields.

We act for insurers, reinsurers, Lloyd’s Syndicates, public bodies and corporates. Our deep sector knowledge means that we understand the impact of proposed regulations and advise our clients on the implications this will have on their business. Every day we make a difference for our clients.

We provide answers, recommendations, strategy and tactics. We deliver these in plain English and it’s what we call Legal advice in black and white.

What do we have to offer?

At Kennedys we offer a vibrant and supportive working environment built upon our core values; we are approachable, and responsive, we show respect for people, we are trustworthy and straightforward and we ensure that we deliver economic solutions for our clients.

Career development:

We actively encourage all staff to develop in their chosen career by providing early responsibility, supervision and training.

Please see attached job specification for further information.

*Where a level of experience is indicated, this is a guideline only and represents the amount of time we would usually expect a candidate to accumulate the requisite level of experience. This does not preclude applications from candidates with more or less experience.

To view the job description, and to apply, please visit our website.