Commercial Insurance Junior Paralegal - DWF LLP

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Areas of Practice
Manchester Only

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Job Description

The Commercial Insurance team at DWF provide high quality commercial advice on a wide range of matters including policy interpretation, FOS matters, property damage (subrogated recoveries and defending), non-injury counter fraud, product liability and professional indemnity. We are seeking applications from bright graduates who are keen to begin their legal careers.

Person Specification

We are seeking candidates with a strong academic performance including a 2:1 at degree level, not necessarily in Law.
The ability to work well within the wider insurance team, to self-motivate and to provide guidance and support to junior team members when required.
Excellent communication and organisation skills.

Main function of job:

To demonstrate technical and commercial expertise and to manage performance and deliver results within required time frames in order to provide the highest service level to our insurer clients.


a. Responsible to: Associate
b. Liaison with: Partners, fee earners and all levels of employee at DWF within legal and support team, and 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.