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Paralegal

Employer
GLM Business Support Ltd
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
17 May 2021

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Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Paralegal to join an award winning Legal firm in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Working within the Healthcare team in the Health and Regulatory department.

Duties:

Support fee earners working on a wide range of Defendant Healthcare litigation and
inquest matters, ensuring all required documentation is in place;
Manage own caseload of pre-action Defendant clinical negligence claims;
Deal with complex medical and legal issues that require research and discussion with
other members of the Healthcare Unit;
Preparing witness summons, letters of instruction to experts, chronologies of medical
records, applications for extensions of time, cost budgets and other procedural
documents etc;
Prepare copies of original medical records, looking through medical records to find
letters and documents requested by Claimant's Solicitors;
Prepare bundles for experts, Counsel and the Court;
Attending court and conferences to assist counsel and take notes;
Chase up experts for reports and keep track of all deadlines;

The Person:

Experienced Paralegal ideally with Healthcare experience
Highly competent in MS Office Suite with good all-round IT skills;
Telephone and customer service skills;
Flexible with the ability to provide a personalised service to all clients;
Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative;
Excellent organisational skills;
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines;
Good attention to detail.

Salary is negotiable for this role depending on level of experience.

City Centre location - 25 days holiday plus bank holiday, pension, flexible benefits package and more.
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