Legal Assistant

The in-house legal team supports colleagues in the Professional Services Division (PSD), primarily assisting members in regulatory, inquest and disciplinary cases. This support includes providing legal representation for members, providing legal advice and completing any other tasks which require the expertise of a practising lawyer.  

We are focused on achieving the best possible outcome for our members by working collaboratively with our colleagues in PSD.  Our commitment to collaborative working is demonstrated by the fact that all of our Legal Advisers and Legal Assistants are embedded within multi-disciplinary Case Management teams. 

Package description
  • 12% company pension contribution (3% from the individual)
  • Annual bonus scheme up to 10% (for permanent roles)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Health Care Cash Plan
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
Main responsibilities

Legal Assistants are an integral part of the team with several key functions, which help to keep cases moving in the right direction.  A successful Assistant will feel empowered to take proactive steps in a case and will recognise when to refer an issue for guidance.

Responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing all incoming communications on assigned caseloads
  • Arranging case conferences
  • Attending and taking notes at proofing meetings, conferences and hearings
  • Taking and drafting witness statements
  • Obtaining testimonials
  • Instructing experts and counsel
  • Legal research
  • Producing case chronologies and schedules of evidence
  • Producing disclosure and hearing bundles, with admin support
  • Corresponding with members and other case parties
  • Updating Case Plans
Ideal candidate

We would like to see applications from candidates with an experience of working in a legal environment and who has an interest in medical, regulatory or clinical negligence law. 

Ideally you will have a law degree of work experience from within a legal position.

Due to the complex nature of this work you will be required to demonstrate strong organisational skills and attention to detail along with a dedication to working in a cohesive and efficient team. 

About the company

Medical Protection Society (MPS) is the world’s leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals. We protect and support the professional interests of more than 300,000 members around the world, in countries as diverse as the United Kingdom, South Africa and Hong Kong.
We strive to be much more than a last line of defence by being at our members’ side at every step, offering support, advice and world-class defence. Membership provides access to expert advice and support together with the right to request indemnity for complaints or claims arising from professional practice.
We continue to invest in our team to ensure that we are delivering the best possible service for members. This was recognised in 2016 when we were awarded an Investors in People Silver award.

Skills Required
Legal assistant, paralegal, law degree

Qualifications Required
LLB, LPC, Law degree

Legal assistant, paralegal, law degree, clinical negligence, healthcare regulatory, gmc, gdc

Reference: 37526398

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