Paralegal (Defendant Insurance)

Reading, Castle Street

The team

Our team provides a comprehensive range of services from initial accident investigations right through to catastrophic multi-party claims, both in the UK and overseas.

We act for some of the biggest names, including one of the world’s leading car rental firms and a major London bus operator. We also have considerable experience in dealing with employer’s liability and public liability claims.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

To provide optimal value to the business by:

  • Assist in the preparation of court documentation, bundles and instructions to counsel and experts.
  • Opening files, preparing engagement letters and entering data into case management system.
  • Digital dictation of letters, statements and other court documentation, including drafting defences.
  • Answering telephone calls in a professional manner and fielding general defendant insurance enquiries.
  • Dealing with accounts processes, including time recording and billing.
  • Assisting the Reading Defendant Insurance team with business development initiatives.
  • Filing archiving and general administration.
  • Interacting with clients both face to face and in writing.

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will bring with them/be:

  • Experience in litigation cases.
  • Experience of direct contact with litigation clients and working in a team environment.
  • Great communication skills and an ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to work under time constraints and prioritise work load.
  • Able to handle sensitive matters discreetly.
  • Good organisation skills with a methodical approach.
  • Deliver excellent service to clients and colleagues.
  • Excellent IT skills, including Word and Excel.

The Firm:

What we can offer you

  • Competitive salary depending on your experience and skills.
  • 25 days annual holiday.
  • Excellent benefits package available from day one: contributory pension, life insurance, income protection insurance, childcare voucher salary sacrifice, cycle to work scheme, and employee assistance programme.

About Pitmans LLP

We are solution driven and dedicated to offering definitive, pragmatic advice. We consider it essential to provide reasoned, technically correct, practical and clear recommendations to our clients.

We are leaders in our field and are Tier 1 ranked in a wide number of practice areas by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, benchmarking schemes to the legal sector. Our exceptionally talented group of individuals have expertise in all specialist areas, from dispute resolution to cyber risk management. With this unrivalled, in-depth expertise comes the professionalism you would expect in a language you can understand.

We pride ourselves on being approachable and personable, offering a partner-led service for all our clients. Whether you’re a private, commercial or professional client, we identify opportunities, as well as advising on avoiding pitfalls. You can be assured that our highly skilled professionals have the experience and knowledge to handle your specific, individual issue.

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