DWF

From humble beginnings……..

We started life as a four-office practice based in the North West. Now based in 21 locations across England, Scotland, Ireland, Belgium (Brussels), Germany, France and Dubai, we have over 2,400 talented people working with us. We solve old problems with new thinking, combining the best legal knowledge, a wealth of industry expertise and being the type of people clients want to work with.

We are one of Europe’s most innovative Law firms as voted by the Financial Times.

We have won numerous awards, including being independently ranked as 1 of the top employers for working families, as well as being in the top 2 law firms for employee satisfaction. We are growing and are looking for top talent to come on board and be part of our success.

DWF Manchester, United Kingdom
Jul 27, 2017
Full time
Solicitor/Senior Paralegal DWF LLP is seeking to recruit a Solicitor/Senior Paralegal to work in the Motor team in the Manchester office. Job Code:  28835/SC Practice Area:  Insurance - Motor Recruitment Partner:   Sarah Curran Office: Manchester We are one of Europe’s most innovative Law firms as voted by the Financial Times. We have won numerous awards, including being independently ranked as 1 of the top employers for working families, as well as being in the top 2 law firms for employee satisfaction. With offices nationwide and overseas, we are growing and are looking for top talent to come on board and be part of our success. DWF LLP is seeking to recruit a Solicitor/Senior Paralegal to work in the Motor team in the Manchester office. We are seeking applicants with relevant defendant motor litigation experience to handle a mixed case load of MOJ, small claims and fast track litigated cases. We are seeking a candidate who can demonstrate a real interest in motor insurance work, who is a team player with strong communication skills and attention to detail. Main function of job: To demonstrate technical and commercial expertise and the ability to deliver results within required time frames in order to provide the highest service level to external clients whilst demonstrating and communicating a clear understanding of business needs/changes to internal clients. Main Duties: • Achieve time recording targets split between chargeable and investment time in any one financial year; • Achieve individual financial targets in line with sales plan; • Understand client requirements and manage cases in line with service level agreements and best practice; • Analyse risk and further develop sound judgement enabling the justification of decisions to clients internally and externally; • Prioritise work effectively and to maximise efficiency in working practices; • Understand individual role in the context of the practice group and pro-actively seek to contribute to increased efficiency in developing a case load appropriate to level of technical, legal knowledge; • Build working relationships internally and externally in order to develop business networks and create a solid understanding of the Firm’s direction and client needs; • Develop increased levels of technical and commercial knowledge via training or supervised working practices. 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. 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 As an inclusive employer, DWF wants to see every candidate performing at their best. Please log in to Clear Talents at  http://www.cleartalents.com/apply/allroles/  to tell us what reasonable adjustments you may need and to discover how we might improve your recruitment experience, examples of reasonable adjustments could include: additional time for exercises, a hearing induction loop, a request for information in an alternative format. DWF are committed to an ongoing programme of improvements to provide access to all. To apply, please click 'apply now'  and provide the job reference number: 28835/SC. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email Sarah Curran on Sarah.Curran@dwf.law .
DWF London, United Kingdom
Jul 27, 2017
Full time
CAT PI Paralegal DWF LLP is seeking to recruit a Paralegal to join their Casualty team in London. The Catastrophic Injury team is one of the largest in the UK and is recognised nationally. We act for household name insurer clients and most claims are of high value involving injuries of the utmost severity. The team acts acts for large insurers and Lloyds underwriters. Job Code:  28949/CB Practice Area:  Insurance Recruitment Partner:   Claire Bowden Office: London We are one of Europe’s most innovative Law firms as voted by the Financial Times. We have won numerous awards, including being independently ranked as 1 of the top employers for working families, as well as being in the top 2 law firms for employee satisfaction. With offices nationwide and overseas, we are growing and are looking for top talent to come on board and be part of our success. DWF LLP is seeking to recruit a Paralegal to join their Casualty team in London. We will consider applications from candidates with strong academics at degree level or above and relevant experience of fee earning. The Catastrophic Injury team is one of the largest in the UK and is recognised nationally. We act for household name insurer clients and most claims are of high value involving injuries of the utmost severity. The team acts acts for large insurers and Lloyds underwriters. We are seeking a candidate who can demonstrate a real interest in defendant PI 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. 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 the client service level agreement. Relationships: a. Responsible to: Insurance Partner b. Liaison with: Insurance Clients, and the wider Casualty PI team. Main Duties: • To action all cases in line with department/client service standards and protocols. • To deal with technical aspects of the case, under the supervision of the Team Leader. • To ensure that financial targets are met. • Use of the Case Management system and use of standard documentation wherever appropriate. • To ensure client care in all cases. • Progress cases to a satisfactory/speedy settlement in accordance with client requirements. • Record all time accurately. • Partake in any other duties that are deemed necessary to support the DWF business as and when required. • To follow all the Firm's policies and procedures. • To ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times. 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. 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 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 As an inclusive employer, DWF wants to see every candidate performing at their best. Please log in to Clear Talents at  http://www.cleartalents.com/apply/allroles/  to tell us what reasonable adjustments you may need and to discover how we might improve your recruitment experience, examples of reasonable adjustments could include: additional time for exercises, a hearing induction loop, a request for information in an alternative format. DWF are committed to an ongoing programme of improvements to provide access to all.
DWF Manchester, United Kingdom
Jul 27, 2017
Full time
Catastrophic Injury Associate - Cat PI DWF LLP is seeking to recruit a Senior Associate into the Catastrophic Personal Injury and Large Loss team in Manchester Job Code:  28172/CB Practice Area:  Cat PI Recruitment Partner:   Claire Bowden Office: Manchester We are one of Europe’s most innovative Law firms as voted by the Financial Times. We have won numerous awards, including being independently ranked as 1 of the top employers for working families, as well as being in the top 2 law firms for employee satisfaction. With offices nationwide and overseas, we are growing and are looking for top talent to come on board and be part of our success. DWF LLP is seeking to recruit a Senior Associate into the Catastrophic Personal Injury and Large Loss team in Manchester. The Catastrophic Injury and Large Loss  team at DWF LLP is one of the largest in the UK and is nationally recognised. We act for a large number of insurers, many of whom are household names, dealing with complex, catastrophic  and large loss claims with a value of over £100k, with many being over £1 million in value. The team deals with a range of serious injury files including RTA and EL/PL matters. The role is as to support a senior partner within the team, who predominantly handles catastrophic injury claims, but with the potential to develop a large loss caseload of his/her own .We are seeking applications from candidates with a minimum of 5 years’ experience who have assisted on catastrophic cases but also managed their own caseload of large loss files . We are seeking 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. Main function of job To provide assistance to a busy partner by undertaking the day to day supervision of a caseload of catastrophic injury claims. The candidate will demonstrate the technical and commercial expertise necessary to assist with the delivery of results within required time frames and to provide the highest service level to clients. Depending upon the level of technical competence and the rate of development, the candidate will be assisted with developing a caseload of large loss claims and in time becoming a recognised catastrophic injury lawyer in his/her own right. Relationships a. Responsible to: Catastrophic Injury Partner b. Liaison with: Insurance Practice Group, clients, and employees at all level across the firm. Main Duties Ensure, in conjunction with the partner, that cases are progressed as quickly and efficiently as possible and that all relevant timetables are strictly adhered to. Understand client requirements and manage cases in line with service level agreements and best practice; Analyse risk and further develop sound judgement enabling the justification of decisions to clients internally and externally; Prioritise work effectively and to maximise efficiency in working practices; Understand individual role in the context of the practice group and pro-actively seek to contribute to increased efficiency in developing a case load appropriate to level of technical, legal knowledge; Build working relationships internally and externally in order to develop business networks and create a solid understanding of the Firm’s direction and client needs; Develop increased levels of technical and commercial knowledge via training or supervised working practices. Achieve time recording targets split between chargeable and investment time in any one financial year; Achieve individual financial targets in line with sales plan; 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. 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 As an inclusive employer, DWF wants to see every candidate performing at their best. Please log in to Clear Talents at  http://www.cleartalents.com/apply/allroles/   to tell us what reasonable adjustments you may need and to discover how we might improve your recruitment experience, examples of reasonable adjustments could include: additional time for exercises, a hearing induction loop, a request for information in an alternative format. DWF are committed to an ongoing programme of improvements to provide access to all.
DWF Leeds, United Kingdom
Jul 27, 2017
Full time
Paralegal - Recoveries DWF are seeking Paralegals to join their Commercial Recoveries team in Leeds Practice Area: Recoveries Recruitment Partner:  Samantha Houghton Office:  Leeds Reference: 24077 /SH The Litigated Commercial Recoveries team forms part of the Leeds-based Recoveries practice area, which sits within DWF’s Banking and Finance practice group. The team act on behalf of high volume, large scale clients as well as more niche commercial organisations. This role offers excellent scope for progression and is an ideal opportunity for a highly motivated, enthusiastic candidate looking to begin a long term career in Legal Recoveries. Main function of job Supporting the operational functioning of the Litigated Commercial Recoveries team in the Recoveries department whilst learning and developing the key skills and experience required for a paralegal, managing a caseload on behalf of one or more DWF clients. Relationships Responsible to: Senior Paralegal. Liaison with: All fee earners within Practice Group / Practice Area. Main Duties Undertaking tasks as delegated to you in a time and cost effective manner, adhering to deadlines where provided. Managing a litigated caseload through the Liberate system, ensuring that all files are kept up to date and that any potential issues are highlighted to the relevant Senior Paralegal. Taking initiative in dealing with minor issues, referring more technically complex matters to Senior Paralegal or Technical Team as appropriate. Dealing with incoming and outgoing communication to clients and debtors, via telephone, email and post. Scanning relevant documents for online storage and attaching to Liberate. Opening files electronically, including regular high volume uploads from bulk clients. Data cleansing and resulting updates of the case management system Helping to sort the storage system and ongoing maintenance of the same. Preparation of post both external and internal. Initiation of conflict checks and general office duties as required including photocopying. Skills Basic to intermediate IT and keyboard skills with knowledge of Word, Excel and database programmes, internet research. High level of proficiency in written and spoken English, including a confident telephone manner. Proven ability to manage and prioritise own workload. Strong attention to detail High level of discretion in dealing with sensitive issues Excellent administration / organisational skills. A good team spirit with proven team working skills. Excellent communication skills. Flexibility, willingness to learn on the job and to participate in learning and development opportunities. Previous experience in a telephone-based role would be an advantage but is not essential. Previous exposure to the Data Protection Act would be an advantage but is not essential 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. 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 As an inclusive employer, DWF wants to see every candidate performing at their best. P lease log in to Clear Talents at http://www.cleartalents.com/apply/allroles/   to tell us what reasonable adjustments you may need and to discover how we might improve your recruitment experience , examples of reasonable adjustments could include : additional time for exercises, a hearing induction loop, a request for information in an alternative format. DWF are committed to an ongoing programme of improvements to provide access to all.
DWF Liverpool, United Kingdom
Jul 27, 2017
Full time
Litigator Paralegal ULR (Uninsured Loss Recovery) Team - Resolution Law DWF are looking for a Paralegal to handle a caseload of uninsured loss recovery motor files within the ULR (Yellow) Team in Resolution Law Job Code:  28124/SH Practice Area:  Resolution Law Recruitment Partner:   Sam Houghton Office:  Liverpool  We are one of Europe’s most innovative Law firms as voted by the Financial Times. We have won numerous awards, including being independently ranked as 1 of the top employers for working families, as well as being in the top 2 law firms for employee satisfaction. With offices nationwide and overseas, we are growing and are looking for top talent to come on board and be part of our success. DWF are looking for a Paralegal to handle a caseload of uninsured loss recovery motor files within the ULR (Yellow) Team in Resolution Law. Cases are referred by insurers and legal expense insurers where the core requirement for the team is to quantify, submit and recover the client's losses as swiftly and efficiently as possible. Usually these losses will consist of policy excesses, potential hire or loss of use, occasional loss of profit. This is a new role where the primary and immediate need is to assess claims where liability has been denied and/or quantum has been disputed or the other side have failed to respond to a reasonable request for payment, and if satisfied that there are reasonable prospects of success then to litigate the case to successful conclusion. Issues will by their nature involve the ability to work in an extremely organised manner skilfully utilising VF and Outlook diary systems and live file lists to ensure that evidence is provided by the client and submitted to the third party to ensure backwards are absolutely minimised. Determination to achieve a result and a proactive approach to keep matters moving will be required. There will be a clear emphasis on proactivity and the need to close files swiftly where client response or engagement is not taking place or there are insufficient prospects of success. It will be the handlers role to identify the key issues as to what the disputes are at the heart of the case. To address those issues and identify what evidence should be obtained to achieve a successful outcome at trial if necessary. The role will require a clear ability to work with and under the instruction of the unit team leader but with an organised VF focussed approach An ability to properly identify key issues at the heart of any dispute. Strong VF skills and the ability to process volume work swiftly To demonstrate an ability to communicate strongly and clearly with clients to obtain required information and to robustly give them advice as to the reality of the prospects To be able to deliver results within required time frames, managing cases and working to deadlines, obtaining the appropriate and detailed evidence whether lay or expert (in this case most likely engineers reports on Third party cover claims) and processing matters in a timely manner. To recognise areas of risk for the client, the funder and the firm and have the confidence to report them to the Team Leader or higher management as required This role will be based in the ULR Team of Resolution Law in Liverpool.   Ideally some RTA insurance work background and experience, ideally from a claimant perspective. Main Duties To litigate disputed or deadlocked ULR cases swiftly using the VF system To comply with court directions and timetable To handle litigation in a compliant, responsible way To utilise the various diary systems to ensure matters progress within the time frames demanded by the firm and the client Communicate with Team Leader as appropriate and necessary to feedback how matters progressing   Achieve time recording targets split between chargeable and investment time in any one financial year; Achieve individual and actively assist in achieving unit financial targets in line with sales plan; Understand client requirements and manage cases in line with service level agreements and best practice; Prioritise work effectively and to maximise efficiency in working practices generally and specifically in relation to file case plan; Develop increased levels of technical and commercial knowledge via training or supervised working practices. Record disbursements and special damages onto VF system in all cases as required Ensure claim is properly quantified and damages potential maximised to achieve full recovery of potential liabilities from responsible insurer or third party Where a damages cheque and resolution cannot be obtained swiftly and within the required time frames to move the case swiftly and efficiently to litigation 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. 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 As an inclusive employer, DWF wants to see every candidate performing at their best. Please log in to Clear Talents at  http://www.cleartalents.com/apply/allroles/   to tell us what reasonable adjustments you may need and to discover how we might improve your recruitment experience, examples of reasonable adjustments could include: additional time for exercises, a hearing induction loop, a request for information in an alternative format. DWF are committed to an ongoing programme of improvements to provide access to all. To apply, please click 'apply now'  and provide the job reference number 28124/SH. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email Sam Houghton on  Sam.Houghton@dwf.law .
DWF Liverpool, United Kingdom
Jul 27, 2017
Full time
Senior Paralegal - Resolution Law DWF are looking to appoint a Senior Paralegal within the Resolution Law Team in Liverpool. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate experience working on, or understanding how, a complex, large loss case would proceed to successful resolution. Job Code: 25729/SH Practice Area:  Resolution Law Recruitment Partner:   Sam Houghton Office: Liverpool DWF are one of Europe’s most innovative Law firms as voted by the Financial Times. We have won numerous awards, including being independently ranked as 1 of the top employers for working families, as well as being in the top 2 law firms for employee satisfaction. With offices nationwide and overseas, we are growing and are looking for top talent to come on board and be part of our success. A rare opportunity has become available in our Resolution Law team for an experienced Senior Paralegal dealing with high value, complex, Fast Track and Multi Track Clinical negligence, EL/PL and RTA claims. The Role Most cases in the Team will arise as a result of RTAs. However, the role will also cover EL/PL and Clinical Negligence claims from a blue chip pre event Legal Expense Insurer. In addition to claims involving significant issues of quantum, you will also be handling/assisting claims relating to Fraud, LVI, Employers Liability, Occupiers Liability, Public Liability, Complex RTA, or Clinical Negligence.  The team handles the more technically challenging cases in the department some will involve Portal cases where a 2nd or 3rd specialist medical report is required. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate experience working on, or understanding how, a complex, large loss case would proceed to successful resolution. Experience and/or aptitude to identify and understand specialist and complex medical issues and have an ability to communicate well with lay clients. To understand and be able to advise the client on the funding options available, complete Risk Assessments and draft CFA’s. To review medical evidence and instruct relevant expert(s) advising the client on any recommended treatment. Consider tactical approach when assessing value of the claim and issue court proceedings where necessary. Ability to demonstrate a high level of technical and commercial expertise in the above areas to deliver results within required time frames. To provide exceptional service levels to external clients whilst demonstrating and communicating a clear understanding of business needs/changes to internal clients. Main function of job To work as part of an 8 person team that handles large, complex and/or more technical challenging cases within Resolution Law. What we are looking for Clinical Negligence experience is an essential part of the role Experience of EL/PL and RTA work is also preferable but not essential Ability to manage a caseload of Fast Track and Multi Track, litigated and pre litigated high value claims Ability to identify and understand specialist and complex medical issues The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate experience and ability to handle non-portal and litigated cases 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 As an inclusive employer, DWF wants to see every candidate performing at their best. Please log in to Clear Talents at  http://www.cleartalents.com/apply/allroles/   to tell us what reasonable adjustments you may need and to discover how we might improve your recruitment experience, examples of reasonable adjustments could include: additional time for exercises, a hearing induction loop, a request for information in an alternative format. DWF are committed to an ongoing programme of improvements to provide access to all. To apply, please click  'apply now'  and provide the job reference number 25729/SH If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email Sam Houghton on sam.houghton@dwf.law
DWF Manchester, United Kingdom
Jul 27, 2017
Full time
Team Leader DWF are seeking a Team Leader to join their Real Estate team in Manchester. The individual will have a hybrid role, where they will be responsible for assisting the Head of Department in developing and making operational avenues for work growth and diversity across the Real Estate practice group, fee earning and supervising a team of paralegals. Job Code:  28918/SH Practice Area:  Legal Support Centre – Real Estate Team Recruitment Partner:   Sam Houghton Office: Manchester We are one of Europe’s most innovative Law firms as voted by the Financial Times. We have won numerous awards, including being independently ranked as 1 of the top employers for working families, as well as being in the top 2 law firms for employee satisfaction. With offices nationwide and overseas, we are growing and are looking for top talent to come on board and be part of our success. DWF are seeking a Team Leader to join their Real Estate team in Manchester. The individual will have a hybrid role, where they will be responsible for assisting the Head of Department in developing and making operational avenues for work growth and diversity across the Real Estate practice group, fee earning and supervising a team of paralegals. Members of the team will work on a wide range of routine real estate assignments in either a stand-alone or an integrated way alongside the firm's qualified lawyers across the real estate practice group (Real Estate England, Ireland & Scotland). Due to the stage of development, dynamic environment and the clients we seek to serve, the role is not an ordinary 9-5 job. We are looking for an individual with a strong work ethic, who takes pride in their work, comfortable working at a fast pace and with a desire to supervise work and people management on a day-to-day basis. The ideal candidate will have: • Experience working in Real Estate undertaking paralegal legal support work is essential • Confidence in liaising and communicating with senior stakeholders • Strong IT skills across multiple platforms and be open to leading the team on new technological solutions • Effective personal organisational and time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple demands and prioritise workloads • The ability to work under pressure, to tight timescales with a sense of urgency • Common sense, commerciality and the ability to exercise judgement • A strong desire to develop skills and capability • Intermediate level skills in undertaking administrative activity. • Excellent communication skills with a professional approach to clients • Ability to solve problems and queries effectively • Experience of supervising work or leading teams Relationships: • Responsible to: Partner – Head of Legal Support Centre • Liaison with: Wide range of Partners and Lawyers from Real Estate Practice Group Main Duties: The role of a Real Estate Team Leader is varied and includes: • Exploring, developing and making operational avenues for work growth and diversity across Real Estate practice group and innovation network into the real estate LSC. • Taking responsibility for the delivery of allocated tasks of both self and the team • Supervision of technical legal support work conducted by the team's paralegals • Liaising with instructors of work regarding return dates, process improvement and feedback. • Completing tasks to scope, on time and on budget • Delivering work to service standards in accordance with the DWF excellence framework/SLA requirements • Taking ownership for the delivery of complete client satisfaction and continuous improvement • Overall team line management, including but not limited to overseeing team work allocation, individual training requirements and skills matrix, holidays and general HR queries • Compliance with the procedures of the business as set out in any core materials, manuals and training materials. • Leading team on validation of process maps produced and in creating SOP’s/guides • Preparing weekly/Monthly MI for Head of LSC/PG Partner and Innovation Partner • Working with the Tax PSL to provide regular training on SDLT • Working with stakeholders to scope fee quotes and procedures for projects • Working with the Real Estate PSL to provide up to date training for the LSC • Recruitment/interviewing/assessments of new starters Examples of specific work types which you will be expected to support on and supervise from a technical perspective could include: • Post Exchange/Completion Paperwork • Maintaining progress reports • Opening and maintaining data rooms – uploading docs to data rooms • Checking/reviewing legal documents for quality, consistency and content • Drafting and producing legal documentation and standard forms • Reviewing and reporting on documents as part of due diligence exercise • Land Registry & searchflow searches, drafting and uploading Land Registry forms • SDLT applications • Proof reading • Sales packs • Pre completion paperwork such as completion statements • Title reviews • Reports on title and leases • Complex document review • Completion and post completion work 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. 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 As an inclusive employer, DWF wants to see every candidate performing at their best. Please log in to Clear Talents at  http://www.cleartalents.com/apply/allroles/  to tell us what reasonable adjustments you may need and to discover how we might improve your recruitment experience, examples of reasonable adjustments could include: additional time for exercises, a hearing induction loop, a request for information in an alternative format. DWF are committed to an ongoing programme of improvements to provide access to all.
DWF Bristol, United Kingdom
Jul 27, 2017
Full time
Paralegal - Personal Injury Working as a Paralegal processing volume personal injury portal claims with a value up to £25,000. Typical claims involve slips, trips and pot holes etc. You will be processing the claims through our visual files case management system and must have excellent attention to detail as you are the face of our insurance client. Practice Area: Occupational Health & Casualty Recruitment Partner:  Claire Bowden Office: Bristol Reference: 26333/CB DWF are one of Europe’s most innovative Law firms as voted by the Financial Times. We have won numerous awards, including being independently ranked as 1 of the top employers for working families, as well as being in the top 2 law firms for employee satisfaction. With offices nationwide and overseas, we are growing and are looking for top talent to come on board and be part of our success. 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 the client service level agreement. What will I be doing Working as a Paralegal processing volume personal injury portal claims with a value up to £25,000. Typical claims involve slips, trips and pot holes etc. You will be processing the claims through our visual files case management system and must have excellent attention to detail as you are the face of our insurance client. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in larger value claims assisting Solicitors and Associates to help progress your career. Relationships Responsible to: Associate Liaison with: Insurance Clients, and the wider Catastrophic PI team. The Role To action all cases in line with department/client service standards and protocols. To deal with technical aspects of the case, under the supervision of the Team Leader. To ensure that financial targets are met. Use of the Case Management system and use of standard documentation wherever appropriate. To ensure client care in all cases. Progress cases to a satisfactory/speedy settlement in accordance with client requirements. Record all time accurately. Partake in any other duties that are deemed necessary to support the DWF business as and when required. To follow all the Firm's policies and procedures. To ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times. What we are looking for To be successful you will have experience of working within a similar role dealing with volume motor or EL/PL claims with a value of up to £25,000 with excellent attention to detail. You will have strong academics at degree level or above and the ability to understand the complexity of claims with the confidence to ask questions. 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 As an inclusive employer, DWF wants to see every candidate performing at their best. P lease log in to Clear Talents at http://www.cleartalents.com/apply/allroles/   to tell us what reasonable adjustments you may need and to discover how we might improve your recruitment experience , examples of reasonable adjustments could include : additional time for exercises, a hearing induction loop, a request for information in an alternative format. DWF are committed to an ongoing programme of improvements to provide access to all.
DWF London, United Kingdom
Jul 27, 2017
Full time
Occupational Health & Casualty Paralegal DWF LLP is seeking to recruit a Paralegal to join the Casualty Insurance team in London. The Casualty team deals with a broad range of Public and Employer liability claims. The two teams serves a broad range of insurers, runoff syndicates, brokers, private companies, large self-insured organisations and local authorities. Job Code:  28725/CB Practice Area:  Insurance  Recruitment Partner:   Claire Bowden Office: London We are one of Europe’s most innovative Law firms as voted by the Financial Times. We have won numerous awards, including being independently ranked as 1 of the top employers for working families, as well as being in the top 2 law firms for employee satisfaction. With offices nationwide and overseas, we are growing and are looking for top talent to come on board and be part of our success. DWF LLP is seeking to recruit a Paralegal to join the Casualty Insurance team in London. The Casualty team deals with a broad range of Public and Employer liability claims. The two teams serves a broad range of insurers, runoff syndicates, brokers, private companies, large self-insured organisations and local authorities. We will consider applications from candidates with strong academics at degree level or above who possess relevant experience of fee earning. We are seeking a candidate who can demonstrate a real interest in EL/PL claims 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. 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 the client service level agreement. Relationships: a. Responsible to: Insurance Partner, reporting to a Senior Associate b. Liaison with: Insurance Clients, and the wider Occupational Health & Casualty team. Main Duties: • To action all cases in line with department/client service standards and protocols. • To deal with technical aspects of the case, under the supervision of the Team Leader. • To ensure that financial targets are met. • Use of the Case Management system and use of standard documentation wherever appropriate. • To ensure client care in all cases. • Progress cases to a satisfactory/speedy settlement in accordance with client requirements. • Record all time accurately. • Partake in any other duties that are deemed necessary to support the DWF business as and when required. • To follow all the Firm's policies and procedures. • To ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times. 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. 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 As an inclusive employer, DWF wants to see every candidate performing at their best. Please log in to Clear Talents at  http://www.cleartalents.com/apply/allroles/  to tell us what reasonable adjustments you may need and to discover how we might improve your recruitment experience, examples of reasonable adjustments could include: additional time for exercises, a hearing induction loop, a request for information in an alternative format. DWF are committed to an ongoing programme of improvements to provide access to all.