Trainee/Paralegal

Recruiter
Lyons Davidson Solicitors
Location
Bristol, Avon
Salary
14000.0000
Posted
22 Jul 2017
Closes
21 Aug 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Please note this vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received.

Lyons Davidson is a national law practice of around 1,000 employees operating from offices in Bristol, Solihull, Leeds, Surrey, Plymouth, Cardiff and London, and our associated practice in Edinburgh, Lyons Davidson Scotland LLP. We also have employees based in onsite client offices in Birmingham and Whitstable.

We are a full service legal Company committed to delivering high-quality professional services in a cost-effective and approachable manner to institutions, businesses and individuals.

Purpose:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Law graduate to work in a well-established and highly regarded claimant Clinical Negligence Department on a full time basis in either our Bristol or Cardiff office. You will be responsible for managing a caseload covering a variety of medical injuries through all stages of the claim. You will also be involved in assisting solicitors and paralegals, as well as research and administration tasks.

Duties/responsibilities:

  • Under supervision you will manage a case load and assist others on cases;
  • Advise the client on the best course of action within the law;
  • Make informed decisions with regards to quantum/liability;
  • Liaise with the company’s Health Record Analysts;
  • Effectively use the company’s case management system;
  • Effectively carry out the screening of clinical negligence claims to establish prospects at the earliest opportunity and in a proportionate manner;
  • Participate in team meetings;
  • Assist solicitors and paralegals;
  • Undertake research and administration tasks.

Skills/Competencies required:

The successful candidate must be enthusiastic and motivated to work within clinical negligence. You need to have good organisational and communication skills with the ability to deal sensitively with clients and professionally with experts.

You will be a team player with strong written & verbal skills. Experience of managing your own caseload would be beneficial as well as a medical background or other relevant experience.

Education Required:

It would be advantageous to have completed the LPC (or equivalent) and have studied the clinical negligence elective.

Please can you discuss within your covering letter your passion to work within clinical negligence and if you would prefer to be based in either the Bristol or Cardiff office.

Why Join us?

With Investors in People accreditation since 1998, we positively encourage our staff to progress and develop within the Company. We recognise that our continued growth and success is the direct result of the contribution of our staff.

Our wide range of benefits, include a generous holiday entitlement, flexible benefits (including pension, childcare vouchers, bikes for work and health screening), bonus scheme and development opportunities. We have an active social committee and support various charities/fund raising events across the UK.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a wide range of candidates.

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory credit check and Basic criminal record check. This information will only be used to assess suitability for employment insofar as it is relevant.