Medical Negligence Paralegal, Legal Assistant or Legal Secretary

Posted 19 January by The Workshop

Medical Negligence Paralegal, Legal Assistant or Legal Secretary

Brighton

A unique opportunity has arisen with our highly regarded Legal 500 client for a Medical Negligence Secretary or Paralegal to join a busy department.

Duties

  • Assist with drafting documents, client liaison, research work, general correspondence and administrative support.
  • Sort and review medical and financial records, liaise with medical professionals, financial institutions and other solicitors.
  • In the absence of supervising fee-earner, ensure that urgent matters are referred to appropriate personnel.
  • To obtain accurate information and instructions from clients, analyse the legal and practical aspects of their claims and obtain the necessary documents/evidence to provide preliminary advice on liability/quantum/costs & funding.
  • Telephone clients/other contacts such as medical experts as and when necessary, dealing with such calls in a courteous and efficient manner; a good telephone manner is important.
  • The successful applicant must have excellent communication skills, be approachable and professional in all dealings taking account of the sensitive nature of the work.
  • Ensure filing is kept up-to-date and that copies of correspondence/documents are kept in the file, open new files/close old files as required.
  • A methodical and organised approach to the work is essential. To pay attention to detail and ensure accuracy.
  • Careful file management and the keeping of detailed contemporaneous attendance notes of all work done on behalf of our clients. Excellent standard of written English expected.
  • Compliance with time recording requirements and reaching financial targets.

Person Specification

  • Good working knowledge and use of Court CPR Rules and procedures.
  • Ability to work with initiative; maintaining a flexible and responsible approach with the ability to work to Court deadlines.
  • Good attendance and time-keeping.
  • Genuine interest to pursue claims on behalf of injured claimants.
  • Previous relevant paralegal and litigation experience is a must, whilst relevant experience in clinical negligence would be desirable.
  • LPC graduate, or ILEX, with experience of undertaking PA/secretarial/assistant/paralegal duties.
  • Relevant experience in drafting clear concise legal notes and correspondence.
  • Experience in sorting, reviewing and collating medical records.
  • Experience in interviewing clients and taking witness statements, dealing sensitively and managing difficult conversations.
  • Proven ability to communicate accurately, clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing with a wide range of clients and various third parties such as Counsel, Court Office and medical experts.
  • Proven ability to work in an organised and methodical manner and ability to manage own workload.
  • Proven ability to work and contribute in a team environment.
  • Good IT skills using a variety of packages to include MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Case Management System.

If you are interested in this role, please contact Olivia on or email .

Required skills

  • Previous relevant experience

Reference: 34269683

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