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Paralegal

Posted February 04, 2023

Negotiable

Belfast

Permanent

Legal

Job Description

MCS Group is delighted to be partnering exclusively with Allstate Northern Ireland - we are recruiting experienced paralegals to build out the global Allstate Law & Reg function in Belfast, collaborating with Legal Counsel across the US.


The roles on offer are high-profile and wide-ranging; this is an opportunity to help grow the legal function in Allstate NI, and to shape and support the business strategy of an innovative, global company.

Paralegals

The company
Allstate Northern Ireland is a subsidiary of the Allstate Corporation, one of the largest property and liability insurance companies in the US and a Fortune 500 company. Allstate NI provides a range of innovative, critical business support services including legal, technology, data, cybersecurity and finance.

Allstate NI is seeking to build on the successful migration of other departments to NI by continuing to build out a large team of paralegals over the coming months to support legal operations in the US - this truly is an exciting opportunity to join the newly formed Legal Services team, one of the most high-profile new ventures in the NI legal market.

The role

Paralegals will have a varied and interesting workload, with main responsibilities including:

  • Supporting staff counsel offices in the US on personal injury claims litigation work
  • Review new file assignments, draft initial pleadings (e.g. answer, motion, etc.), and draft discovery
  • Draft responses to discovery demands
  • Assist clients in answering questions regarding discovery
  • Review and serve responses to discovery demands
  • Redact claim files and prepare privilege logs
  • Prepare Case Evaluation Summaries
  • Prepare Simple and Complex Motions and Briefs
  • Schedule Independent Medical Exams and provide examining physician with necessary records
  • Prepare subpoenas and order records
  • Assist attorney in preparing materials for trial, arbitration or mediation
  • Assist with the identification and summarising of relevant issues; continually monitor issues and update attorney, as appropriate
  • Conduct Legal Research


The candidate
It is essential that candidates have:

  • Relevant undergraduate degree or relevant postgraduate degree or paralegal qualification
  • Minimum 6 month's experience working in a paralegal or similar legal support role
  • Meticulous with good attention to detail
  • Exceptional organisational skills


OR

  • Undergraduate degree (or currently working towards this qualification)
  • Minimum 2 year's experience working in a paralegal or similar legal support role with insurance claims experience
  • Meticulous with good attention to detail
  • Exceptional organisational skills


It is preferable that candidates have 2.1 or above in their undergraduate degree, a postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline, experience of personal injury insurance claims, and experience working within an international or US business, but these are not essential.

What's on offer

  • Competitive salary and annual bonus
  • Generous pension contribution
  • Comprehensive healthcare insurance
  • 31 days annual leave (and range of leave options including emergency leave and marriage leave)
  • Truly flexible working options (part-time, condensed hours, staggered working, hybrid policies)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Career development and progression clinics



If you are interested in this chance to be the first in on an exciting growth project in Belfast, you can speak in absolute confidence about this opportunity by contacting Nicole Todd, Talent Acquisition Specialist at MCS Group on 028 96 935 495 or send an updated CV via the link provided.

If this position is not right for you, we may have others that are. Please visit www.mcsgroup.jobs to view a wide selection of our current jobs or call us on 028 90 490859.
All conversations will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

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