Graduate Paralegal 2024

Type: Graduate
Region: North West

Currently in your last year of University? Looking for your first role in the legal sector? Why not consider a career with HF!

Our Counter Fraud team are looking for Litigation Executive’s to join the team based from our office at Media City, Salford Quays.

This is a great role for a Law Graduate who is looking to start their career, initially you will be assisting Fee Earners, with a long-term view of running your own caseload.

We hire based on potential so, if you are enthusiastic and want to learn and develop within an exciting and niche area of law, we are able to offer you the training to succeed!

What will you be doing?

  • Undertake direct communication with third parties on the telephone in a professional and effective manner
  • Update information into the case management system as requested
  • Provide first line support for client queries
  • Draft court documents and applications
  • Attend hearing / trials
  • Take client statements and review medical records
  • To comply with all litigation dates, SLAs and DPA/GDPR
  • Ensure that all cases are dealt with in compliance with Solicitors’ Accounts Rules and Law Society Practice Management Standards.
  • Ensure effective case management and the production of high-quality work on own files and any other files where assistance or cover is provided
  • Undergo regular supervision with your line manager along with our open communication policy, receiving day-to-day support in handling your varied and busy caseload
  • Manage your time effectively
  • Complete MI in line with client SLA’s
  • Meet the billing targets set by department
  • Perform other responsibilities assigned by the Partnership as requested
  • Assist with the efficient running of the office generally

What do you need?

In this role you will not only be working independently but you will be working as part of a team. The ideal candidate will have completed a law degree/GDL/LPC, or have previous file handling experience or worked in the insurance industry. Whilst experience and qualifications are desirable, above all we hire based on potential so, if you are enthusiastic and want to learn and develop within an exciting and niche area of law, we are able to offer you the training to succeed.

What’s in it for you?

We are not your stereotypical corporate law firm. We have a relaxed dress code; you can be yourself at work. We also offer hybrid working and flexible hours for all.

We continue to place a firm emphasis on investing in our people and promoting internally, we are always looking to invest and grow our people!

We’re always looking to recognise and reward our people for the work they do. Here are just a few of the benefits you’ll have access to, as part of our team:

  • 25 days’ annual leave (in addition to public holidays), increasing to 30 days with service
  • Private healthcare provision
  • Company pension scheme
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Life insurance and income protection
  • Employee Assistance Programme & Digital GP service
  • Season ticket loans
  • Flu vouchers
  • Bonus scheme
  • HF Discount Hub

About the company

HF is one of the UK’s leading providers of legal and handling services to the general insurance sector. Established in 1969, the firm currently provides legal services to 12 of the UK’s 20 largest motor insurers in specialist areas such as counter fraud, large & complex injury, motor and casualty services, recoveries, costs and credit hire.

If you are ready to apply, the button is below! Please submit your application along with a cover letter stating why we should offer you a position in the Counter Fraud department.

As an equal opportunities’ employer, we’re passionate about inclusive hiring approaches.

When you apply, you’ll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we’ll do our best to support you.

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