• Legal Assistant - Personal Injury

    Job Locations UK-Oxford
    Job ID
    2018-1295
    Department
    Personal Injury
    Type
    Permanent Full-Time
    Salary
    Dependent on experience
  • About the Role

    As a Legal Assistant in the Compensation Trusts & Deputyship team you will provide an important link between clients and the firm, having responsibility for aspects of file management, under supervision. The Compensation Trusts & Deputyship team work closely with our Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury teams and deal with the day-to-day general management of Court of Protection and Personal Injury Trust clients, many of whom will have received large damages awards. The team liaises closely with professional deputies/trustees, case managers, and therapists to ensure a holistic approach to the management of the client’s finances and lives.

     

    Duties will include: 

    • Managing aspects of files managed by qualified lawyers and carrying out simple routine tasks, under supervision
    • Under taking processes, under supervision, such as producing letters, processing payments, pulling together excel spreadsheets and general administration
    • All administrative duties including payroll for support workers employed by clients
    • The opportunity to attend Royds Withy King Business Development events where appropriate to provide support and assist in building a network of business and client relationships
    • Ensuring all work complies with risk management policies and procedures, including effective use of information management systems including storing and retrieving information

    About You

     

    Skills & Experience:

    • Numerate with great attention to detail 
    • Excellent organisational capability with excellent attention to detail
    • Strong administration skills
    • Strong people skills
    • Client service focused
    • Previous experience within a Paralegal or Legal Assistant role would be advantageous

    Behaviours:

    • 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.

     

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

     

    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 450 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.

     

    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!

     

     

     

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