Paralegal Healthcare

Recruiter
Weightmans Solicitors
Location
Manchester
Posted
12 Nov 2017
Closes
16 Nov 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION YOU MUST APPLY VIA THE WEIGHTMANS WEBSITE (LINK BELOW) IF YOU ARE NOT REDIRECTED TO THE WEIGHTMANS WEBSITE YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE REVIEWED

The Firm

Weightmans is a Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards and achieved several top rankings in Chambers UK 2016, we are immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people.

The Department

Our specialist Healthcare team covers all aspects of healthcare and related areas of law and practice, including child law, clinical negligence, clinical governance, consent to treatment, healthcare advisory and mental health. We provide a supportive, proactive service based on a deep understanding of NHS procedures and the social/political background of public healthcare. Our expert team includes doctors and nurses among other health professionals, all with specialist medical knowledge in key areas.

The role

PLEASE NOTE: This role is to be based on secondment at the Headquarters of a Trust in the Greater Manchester region or at Weightmans’ Manchester or Liverpool office. Working within the in-house legal team which has responsibility for handling inquests, clinical negligence claims, EL/PL claims and DPA requests on behalf of the Trust.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Work from Trust Headquarters or from Weightmans’ Manchester or Liverpool office as required
  • Part of a team of 4 including 2 other paralegals/legal assistants, managed by a solicitor from Weightmans also on secondment
  • Assist in the running of inquests, clinical negligence claims and EL/PL claims
  • Conduct relevant investigations in order to repudiate and/or conclude the claim
  • Liaise with various stakeholders internally and externally, including Execs and Senior Managers, the Coroner, claimants and their solicitors, colleagues, the Trust and NHSR
  • Complete MI procedures as and when required
  • Adhere to Weightmans and client protocols
  • Achieve set financial and chargeable targets
  • Ensure relevant deadlines, quality measures and KIPS are adhered to
  • Comply with relevant policies and procedures
  • Work in accordance with client and Weightmans’ values

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.

The person specification
  • Would suit a paralegal with 1 year + experience in a law firm handling PI claims
  • Experience of running a caseload would be preferred
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and targets
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Flexible approach
Other Information

Please note:

  • Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.

  • The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.


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