Optima Legal - Case Executive/Paralegal - 6 months fixed term contract
Debt Litigation Team
Competitive salary + plus benefits
Location - Leeds
To provide legal services in the Complex Litigation area to clients of the firm as requested. To assist other members of the team and the Team Manager as required in the achievement of the departmental business plan, adoption of best working practices and delivery of a high-quality service to clients.
You will be joining a dedicated team, hours Mon - Fri 9:00 - 5:30pm
What you will do:
Manage a caseload of small claims Defended litigation matters and ensure that all work is completed within relevant SLA timescales
Be responsible for all administrative and key tasks throughout the litigation process in respect of your own caseload
Ensure that key tasks on client matters given to you are undertaken correctly as part of the overall process. Tasks are completed in accordance with provisions laid down in client service level agreements
Ensure that case information is accurately input into the case management system and that allocated tasks are completed by their designated date
Ability to draft witness statements/applications/correspondence with reference, if appropriate, to the relevant CPRYour experience will include:
Previous experience of owning and progressing own caseload.
Previous litigation or recoveries background ideally at an advanced level
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
Excellent time management and organisational skills
Desirable Degree or relevant paralegal/ILEX experienceAbout Optima Legal
Optima Legal are an independently regulated law firm with an Alternative Business Structure (ABS) status, uniquely owned by a FTSE company - Capita plc. We offer a great working environment, with a strong emphasis on work life balance.
What's in it for you?
At Capita, we believe an open, transparent working environment that
encourages ingenuity and collaboration - with colleagues, customers and clients - is what makes us so effective at what we do.
As well as a generous basic salary, we also give you 23 day's holiday (rising to 27), company matched pension scheme and access to a variety of voluntary benefit options. These include a share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle, such as retail, health & wellbeing and leisure discounts.
You'll be joining a network of some of the most experienced, innovative and dedicated people in the country - the opportunities to learn new skills, develop in your career and grow and as we grow are almost endless. Our mission is to help you realise your potential - whatever that means to you.
What we hope you will do next
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Capita operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership.
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