LEGAL EXECUTIVE / PARALEGAL

Recruiter
Maze Recruitment Services Limited
Location
Leeds
Posted
18 Apr 2019
Closes
28 Apr 2019
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

JOB TITLE: Legal Executive - Clinical Negligence - Claimant

SALARY: upto £23,000 - depending on experience

LOCATION: Leeds City Centre

HOURS OF WORK: 9am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday + Bens

Do you commute to work at a distance and now looking to work in Leeds City Centre? If so, we are currently recruiting for a Clinical Negligence Legal Executive on behalf of our client, a well-known firm of Solicitors.

Are you an experienced Legal Executive with a minimum of 12 months experience looking to join a leading law firm? If so, an excellent opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Negligence Executive with good IT skills, we would also welcome your CV.

Main Purpose of the role:

Your main purpose of this role is to provide full support to a Partner within a busy Clinical Negligence department. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a lively team in a varied and fast paced role and to support the practice area to provide a quality, tailored and supportive legal service to their clients on clinical negligence matters

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Main Responsibilities

  • Run a caseload and assist prospective and existing clients with complaints about medical treatment and inquests
  • Assisting with the screening of new enquiries
  • Conducting medical and legal research as required
  • Assisting with funding applications
  • Assisting with drafting statements for factual witnesses
  • Requesting medical records
  • Sorting, indexing and paginating medical records
  • Preparing chronologies
  • Assisting in preparing formal instructions and liaising with those experts
  • Attending and preparing notes of conferences
  • Drafting Protocol Letter of Claim
  • Proofreading and editing documents as necessary
  • Assisting with the preparation of Schedules of Loss
  • Attending Inquests, court applications and trial where necessary and preparing notes of hearings
  • Assisting with the development of the department’s precedents
  • Participating in department meetings
  • Reviewing and monitoring new and up to date legal developments in medical negligence law
  • Undertaking any other reasonable duties from time to time allocated to the role.

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

  • Minimum experience of 12 months in Clinical Negligence
  • Is passionate and enthusiastic about medical negligence work.
  • Holds either a law degree or a qualifying degree and has completed the GDL 1 year conversion course.
  • Delivers high-quality legal services on own initiative
  • Has a proven track record in delivering personal injury and/or medical negligence work and a wide range of experience
  • Demonstrates a passion for and delivers a high level of client service including responsiveness and accessibility.
  • Deals with clients in a sensitive, professional and competent way; and pitches all communications with clients at a level appropriate to the individual concerned.
  • Innovative, positive and client-focused attitude.
  • Sympathetic and empathetic to the particular needs of disabled and elderly clients.
  • Able to handle highly confidential and sensitive patient information
  • Sets and strives for high standards throughout their work.
  • Accurate, thorough with good analytical skills.
  • Maintains the strictest standards of client confidentiality at all times
  • Has a positive attitude and works well under pressure.
  • Good document management skills.
  • Adheres to the firm’s procedures for file
  • Is aware of client needs.
  • Demonstrates empathy and is respectful.
  • Respects others cultural viewpoints and perspectives, is constructive and understanding

Can commute from: Leeds, Wakefield, Rothwell, Stanley, Churwell, Morley, Gildersome, Pudsey, Swilington, Garforth, Yeadon Rawdon, Crossgates, Roundhay and Adel

KEYWORDS: Legal Assistant, Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury, Claimant, Law Firm, Legal. Team Assistant.

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