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Senior Paralegal or Legal Executive

Mills & Reeve
Contract Type
Insurance, Legal
Expiry Date
Due to growing workloads, we are looking for a bright and ambitious individual to join our Casualty (primarily defence personal injury) Team based in our Birmingham office.

Job Description

What does the role involve?

Due to growing workloads, we are looking for a bright and ambitious individual to join our Casualty (primarily defence personal injury) Team based in our Birmingham office.


This role is part time, 2 or 3 days per week.


The team as a whole is geared to providing solutions for all classes of casualty claims, EL/PL/property (and some motor). Working with insurers and insureds, we are proactive in resolving even the most complex claims and protecting the reputational interests of the insured. The team you will join defends claims on behalf of corporates, loss adjusters and insurers and provides bespoke and commercial solutions working collaboratively with clients who are engaged and require the best outcomes.


Main duties and responsibilities

  • Handling your own caseload of fast track and multi track litigated defence personal injury claims through to settlement or trial
  •  Assisting senior team members on all aspects of their higher value cases
  • Providing excellent client care and service associated with case handling


Why should I apply?

This is a great opportunity to join a forward thinking law firm and our stats speak for themselves. 


The role will enable you to develop your skills and experience further, working in a supervised environment, undertaking varied and interesting work.


You will be working in a team headed up by partner, Alan Jacobs, and working alongside consultant, Chris Gough, and the senior members of the Casualty Team.  The wider Insurance National Service Line group within Mills & Reeve, is headed up by Stephen King, and supported by a professional support lawyer.


The firm has been named for a record fifteenth year running as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in The Sunday Times’ annual survey and is one of only a small number of organisations nationally to have achieved a listing for 15 years running, and the only UK law firm.


We have also achieved the much sought after Two Star Accreditation and been named as one of 100 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For as a result of outstanding levels of staff engagement and the firm’s commitment to creating a positive working environment for all employees.


What experience is required?

You will have relevant experience defending personal injury claims, although we will also consider an individual

with claimant experience. You will be able to ‘hit the ground running’, and will have managed your own fast track and multi track defence personal injury litigation caseload, and ideally have experience assisting senior members of your team on larger cases


What skills and attributes would I need?

You will be self-disciplined, produce work of excellent quality, a confident and friendly team player and will have a

“can do” attitude



  •  Personal injury claims experience
  • Experience of handling litigated cases through to trial
  • Technical competency
  • Good academics ie 2.1 degree and strong A levels or equivalents
  • Excellent written English
  • Ability to build relationships with clients and potential clients
  • Good research skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills, including ability to work with others, influence and persuade and deal with a variety of people issues


  • Strong IT skills and literacy, including good knowledge of MS Office
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Hard-working
  • To proactively drive cases to conclusion by executing the agreed strategy in a timely and consistent way
  • Flexible in approach


What else should I know?

Mills & Reeve is a major UK law firm renowned for its outstanding service to national and international clients, for its collaborative culture and for its deep sector expertise.


The firm has a strong sector focus with expertise in agriculture, charities, education, food and beverage, health, insurance, private wealth, real estate investment, sport and technology.


Clients include businesses – from PLCs to start-ups – high net worth individuals and landowners, more than 120 universities, colleges and education bodies and over 100 healthcare organisations.


Mills & Reeve is one of the top performing law firms in the UK when it comes to client satisfaction, according to the latest editions of Chambers UK and The Legal 500. The annual guides, which accumulate feedback from thousands of clients, place the firm in the top five law firms based on the number of top ranking practice areas.


Mills & Reeve is committed to promoting equality, diversity and to providing an inclusive and supportive environment. We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements and endeavour to achieve the right balance for both our people and the business. This attitude to flexible working ensures we continue to provide outstanding service to our clients, whilst allowing our people to develop their careers in the knowledge that personal priorities will remain just that’.


Please visit our website for further information regarding our diversity policy, and about working for us.