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Paralegal – Occ Health Team – London DWF is seeking to recruit a Paralegal to join the Occupational Health team in London. The part of the Occupational Health team that we are recruiting for deals with a very varied mixture of work ranging in value from low end fast track to upper end multi-track work. The work includes varied types of accidents at work, public liability claims and various disease matters to include deafness, VWF, asbestos injuries as well as WRULD/RSI and other types of disease claims to include asthma, dermatitis and stress related injuries. Additionally the role will involve assisting senior team members with EL, PL claims including defending claims for occupational stress and historic abuse claims. We act for a variety of entities including insurance companies, local authorities, self-insured’s and nominations via brokers. The work undertaken by the team is predominantly litigated. We will consider applications from candidates with strong academics at degree level or above who possess relevant experience of fee earning, particularly handling their own caseload of work as indicated above. We are seeking a candidate who can demonstrate a real interest in Occupational Health/casualty 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, who is able to use their own initiative and is a self-starter. The ability to be able to organise yourself and comply with deadlines is paramount. There is real scope to do a wide variety of work in this role. 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 and to assist the senior team with more complex cases, being very much a trusted support to the 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. Benefits package and flexible working: 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, gym memberships, health assessments, cycle to work, retail vouchers, a buy as you earn share scheme and dining cards. You will also have access to additional wellbeing programs such as an online GP and an Employee Assistance Programme. We welcome applications from people looking for a flexible or [partly] agile role. We are happy to explore your preferred working patterns as part of your application. About DWF DWF is a leading global provider of integrated legal and business services, operating across eight key sectors in over 30 global locations with over 4,000 people. Our purpose is to deliver positive outcomes with our colleagues, clients and communities. The legal market has changed profoundly in the last decade and the speed of change continues to increase. There is a clear and growing desire for legal services to be delivered in an easier and more efficient way. So we’ve listened to our clients and designed a range of services to meet these needs. Our vision is to deliver integrated legal and business services on a global scale through our three offerings; Legal Advisory, Mindcrest and Connected Services. Our ability to seamlessly combine any number of these services to deliver bespoke solutions for our clients is our key differentiator. This Integrated Legal Management approach delivers greater operational efficiency, price certainty and transparency for our clients. Without compromising on quality or service. Note to recruitment agencies We hire the majority of our talent directly by our resourcing team or via referrals. On occasion, we will look for external support and will release vacancies to our recently reviewed Preferred Suppliers List. Speculative CVs sent by other agents or outside of the agreed process will not be accepted and no recruitment fee will be applicable.

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