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Defendant Personal Injury Paralegal

Experienced Lawyers
19000408 Requisition #
Would you like to join an exciting future thinking law firm in a role which will challenge and help you to develop your successful career in the sphere of costs?

About the role

Our Defendant Personal Injury and Products team has a reputation for delivering sound timely advice and particular expertise in complex EL/PL
Cases, industrial disease claims, large-scale litigation, multi-party actions and group actions. Its clients include government, large self-insured corporates and international organisations (non-governmental and commercial).

The team has a costs offering for the Dispute Resolution section of the firm to include civil, commercial and Arbitral claims. We provide costs services including the preparation of costs schedules, budgets (Precedents H and R) and costs budgets for group litigation costs management to the preparation of Bills of Costs, Points of Disputes, and Replies. We appear before the SCCO, in local courts and in Arbitral matters.

About you

Ideally you will have previous EL/PL or disease paralegal experience with a demonstrable ability to handle your own caseload under supervision . You will have excellent organisational skills and exceptional communication skills and be able to interact with Partners and Fee earners.

You will also have:
• Client care skills (telephone, email and face to face)
• Excellent time management skills/ability to prioritise conflicting deadlines
• Experience of managing own matters
• Ability to work well in a team
• Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel 

About us   

CMS are delighted to be named Law Firm of the Year at the 2018 British Legal Awards.

CMS is an international law firm with leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond. We create sustainable and rewarding futures for our clients, our people and our communities.

Ranked as the world’s 5th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in over 40 countries from 70+ offices worldwide.

CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent.

Equal opportunities 

CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status (“Protected Characteristics”).

For further information about CMS’ diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.

How to apply

If you are interested please apply online. If you have any queries, please contact Stefanie Hall, Talent Acquisition Advisor.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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