Paralegal

Location UK / Northern Ireland

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Negotiable

Updated 2 weeks ago

Reference 1401405

 Job Description

DWF is seeking to recruit a Paralegal to work in the Debt Recovery team in the Belfast office.

Paralegal – Belfast

DWF is seeking to recruit a Paralegal to work in the Debt Recovery team in the Belfast office.

The Role

DWF is seeking to recruit a Paralegal to work in the Debt Recovery Team in the Belfast office.

We are ideally seeking applications from candidates with Debt Recovery experience in handling claims both pre-litigation and litigated claims, and with a working knowledge of the Northern Ireland court procedures. We will consider candidates who have relevant experience either on the Claimant or Defendant side. 

We are seeking a candidate who can demonstrate a real interest in this type of work, who is a team player with strong communication skills and attention to detail. We are also seeking a candidate who is familiar with working in a commercial environment.  We want someone who can work and organise their caseload independently, not just someone who will do tasks assigned to them under close supervision.

Main function of job: To progress cases, under supervision, to an effective and satisfactory conclusion for clients whilst providing and maintaining management information under the terms of client service level agreements.

Main Duties:

  • Action all cases in line with practice group/client service standards and protocols.
  • Use of the Case Management system and / or use of standard documentation wherever appropriate to maximise cost efficiency.
  • Proactively settle/assist in the settlement of cases to the satisfaction of the client whilst further developing legal technical knowledge.
  • Analyse risk and develop sound judgement to justify decisions in the management of cases.
  • Prioritise work efficiently and effectively to ensure client service level agreements and deadlines are met.
  • Understand the role in the context of the practice group and proactively seek to increase contribution via the allocation of work.
  • Work flexibly in adjusting to changes in priority of workload as dictated by the practice group.

 

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation.

Why DWF?

We want you to feel valued and rewarded by your time at DWF. We understand the importance of offering you a reward package that goes beyond simply salary. That’s why, when you join DWF, you’ll be given a choice. You can pick from a range of benefits, allowing you to build a package that suits your needs and lifestyle, as well as those of your family. In addition to our standard benefits (medical insurance, life insurance, pension and 25 days annual leave), we offer flexible benefits which include season ticket loans, holiday buy / sell scheme, gym memberships, health assessments, cycle to work, retail vouchers and dining cards. We are also happy to discuss flexible working patterns.

We are actively recruiting and keen to hear from you, please apply!

About DWF

DWF is an award-winning legal business with a strong reputation for excellent client service and effective operational management. There are now over 2,900 people within DWF, based in 26 key locations across the globe.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at DWF

Nurturing talent is very important to us.  We are committed to equal opportunities in all areas of work and business.  We want people to achieve their best, which will positively impact on our clients and communities in which we live and work.  At DWF we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.

Disability Support

We will make reasonable adjustments to help you perform at your best. Please contact the DWF Recruitment team and tell us what adjustments you need either to submit an application for a vacancy, or if you require any reasonable adjustment should you be invited to interview. We are committed to an ongoing programme of improvements to provide access to all.

Note to recruitment agencies

We operate a strict preferred supplier list and we will only accept CV’s from agencies who we have agreed terms with and who we have instructed to assist us with this recruitment. All introductions should be made direct to the Talent Acquisition team and we will not pay a fee for any CV’s sent to our business outside of this process.