Dispute Resolution Team Paralegal – Norman House, Derby

Office

Norman House, Derby

Hours

Full time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm - Monday – Friday

The Dispute Resolution team at our Head Office in Derby are looking for a paralegal to carry out fee earning activities on behalf airline clients, in respect of claims made by passengers pursuant to EC Regulation 261/2004 for flight delay/cancellation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Running your own case load of litigated claims (predominately claims allocated to the Small Claims Track) to include drafting pleadings, complying with directions, negotiating settlement where appropriate, instructing Counsel/Agents, processing payments and invoicing.
  • Reporting on matters to the client and other stakeholders.
  • Ensuring financial targets are met within the team and on a personal level.
  • Contributing to business development activities.

You will need to have excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), time management experience, with the ability to work to tight deadlines.   A knowledge of Civil Procedure Rules and EC 261/2004 would be an advantage, although training will be provided.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Applications should be made via e-mail enclosing a current CV and covering letter to (recruitment@smithpartnership.co.uk)