Claims Handler/Paralegal

Job Ref: SBJ273324
Sector (PP or In-house): Private Practice
Practice Area: Professional Negligence/Professional Indemnity
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 26 July 2018
  • Bristol, England, UK & Channel Islands
  • £20,500 per Annum
  • Sarah Boxall
  • 02030964545

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Our client is a leading international law firm and they are recruiting a Claims Handler/Paralegal to join their professional indemnity team in Bristol.

The role:

  • Manage a varied professional indemnity caseload under supervision. This will include developing a knowledge of legal issues in respect of a variety of professions as well as building an understanding of each profession's own rules, procedures and regulatory framework
  • Conduct review of new cases, completing case checklist to identify coverage issues. Assess liability and quantum and establish strategy for the case
  • Draft correspondence to brokers/insureds requesting additional information as required
  • Resolve claims through negotiation of settlement, rebuttal of claim and/or declining of cover.
  • Maintain ongoing contact with the client throughout the process to report on progress and take further instructions
  • Instruct experts and external counsel where appropriate
  • Ensure that case management system and hard copy files are updated with diary dates as required by the case
  • Assume responsibility for quality control and client protocol compliance on own caseload, including accuracy and timeliness of record keeping, file management and management reporting and information


  • Graduate calibre with an excellent academic record
  • Previous experience of working as a claims paralegal or similar within the field of professional indemnity is desirable.
  • IT literate with working knowledge of Word and Excel. Knowledge/previous experience of case management systems would be an advantage.
  • Client focused with excellent communication skills.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading firm, for more information please contact Sarah Boxall at Chadwick Nott.

Chadwick Nott Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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25/08/2018 09:12:48
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