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Paul Farrell

Paul Farrell

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I am currently working on my training program with a view to qualifying as a solicitor. I am becoming more involved in dealing with a range of legal matters within the Litigation & Disputes Department

A typical day consists of:

  • Dealing with potential clients on the telephone and face to face.
  • Taking initial instructions and brief background details from a client.
  • Arranging convenient appointments for clients.
  • Creating files for clients and entering information into our Case Management System to ensure continuity of correspondence and documentation.
  • Typing letters, statements, documentation and file notes.
  • Taking messages from clients and other solicitors via email and post.
  • Advising clients of any updates or progress on their individual cases.
  • Ensuring all client files and correspondence are kept tidy and in chronological order.
  • Providing reception cover during lunch breaks and holiday periods.
  • Plus covering reception and dealing with any other administration tasks the business requires.
  • 2016-2019 - Farrell McKenzie Friend - Self-Employed
    • Employment Law
    • Family & Childcare
    • Housing Law (Landlord & Tenant)
  • 2014-2016 - M&S Nurseries, Halifax - HR Manager - Part-Time
  • 2013-2014 - M&S Nurseries, Halifax - HR Manager - Full-Time:
    • A standalone HR individual
    • Provide employee relations advice and guidance to the senior Management team.
    • Provide advisory assistance to leaders chairing Employee relations meeting.
    • Responsible for all the HR generalist tasks
    • Ensure compliance and best practice with HR procedural guidelines, with all matters relating to absence management, disciplinary, grievance, Maternity leave, recognition and performance reviews
    • Create monthly ER research log
    • Advise staff ER matters
    • Lead Employee Engagement Projects
  • 2004-2013 - RSA Group (Insurance Company) - RTA Claims Handler:
    • Third Party Motor claims high volume caseload, typically an allocation of around 220 RTA claims.
    • Dealing with Third Party vehicle damage repairs and agreeing Engineers Reports
    • Monitoring Third Party credit hire periods and agreeing to the terms within the ABI credit hire agreement.
    • Claims license value of £15,000 and I also dealt with high net worth claims up to a £100,000 on a daily basis under supervision.
  • 2004-2013 - Trade Union Representative at RSA group:
    • Dealing with ER matter at a workplace with over 1000 employees
    • Chair Monthly
    • Membership meetings
      Interview and advised members on employee relations
    • Disciplinary and grievance hearings (over 100 cases)
    • Dismissal hearings (over 50 cases)
    • Discrimination (differential treat) matters (over 50 cases)
    • Long term absences (over 100 cases)
    • TUPE (over 10 consultations)
    • Redundancy (over 10 negotiation consultations)
  • 2018-2019 - Univeristy Of Huddersfield
    • Master of Law Practice and Law - Legal Practice Certificate (LPC)
  • 2014-2018 - University of Huddersfield
    • LLB (Hons) Law Degree (2:1)
  • 2013-2014 Leeds City College
    • Law Diploma Level 3 - Overall Grade - Distinction
      • Business Law
      • Consumer Protection
      • Legal Skills
      • Crime
      • Research Skills
      • Presentation & Advocacy
      • Academic Skills
  • 2006 - 2008 National Open College (NOCN)
    • Employment Law and Trade Unions
    • Mentoring and Coaching
    • Negotiating Skills
    • Health and Safety (Level 1)
  • I am a qualified Rugby League (Level 2 ) Coach and head junior coach for the Boothtown Terriers Juniors.
  • I have developed skills through the following experiences:
  • Club Chairman:
    • General running of the club
    • Match day duties
    • Fundraising
    • Grant applications
    • Fun days
    • Camping trips
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