Claims Assistant (Legal Administrator / Legal Assistant / Paralegal / Legal Executive)

The Medical Protection Society Limited
05 May 2017
04 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Claims Assistant (Legal Administrator / Legal Assistant / Paralegal / Legal Executive)

London Bridge - Working from our brand new offices in an iconic building at 32 London Bridge Street

Full time, permanent

Salary circa £27,000 - £30,000 + excellent benefits package including annual bonus, 12% pension, private medical insurance, healthcare cashplan and 25 days annual leave + bank holidays.

The Medical Protection Society (MPS) is the leading provider of professional protection to doctors, dentists and health professionals. We are a not-for-profit mutual organisation that serves more than 300,000 members in the United Kingdom and overseas. We employ more than 800 members of staff split across three offices in the UK, with additional staff based in Australia and New Zealand.

Our in-house experts assist with the wide range of legal and ethical problems that arise from professional practice. This includes clinical negligence claims, complaints, medical and dental council inquiries, legal and ethical dilemmas, disciplinary procedures, inquests and fatal accident inquiries.

We are currently recruiting a Claims Assistant (Paralegal, legal Assistant) based in our London office, the successful candidate will be required to offer professional support to our in-house lawyers managing a portfolio of South East Asia clinical negligence claims on behalf of doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals.

In particular, the Claims Assistant (Paralegal / Legal executive) will liaise with members, external/panel law firms and third parties; undertake legal/medical/quantum research; monitor/triage the claims team’s incoming post; run conflict checks with panel firms; attend to routine correspondence and prepare standard letters; set electronic tasks/reminders; proactively manage and monitor progression of claims; run reports and maintain spread sheets/data logs; manage a small caseload under supervision; and provide ad hoc support to the claims team.

In order to be considered for this role, applicants must be able to demonstrate experience as a Paralegal or Legal Executive, preferably with experience of Clinical Negligence and/or Personal Injury claims.

You should be confident using IT systems and Software packages.

In return we can offer an excellent benefits package, a unique opportunity to develop experience of the legal system in another jurisdiction and a high quality/stimulating work in a supportive, collaborative team environment

(Clinical negligence paralegal, legal assistant, legal executive, personal injury paralegal, Claims assistant, medical negligence)