Paralegal - Medical Negligence with Personal Injury

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Posted 23 days ago
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Contract Type:
Permanent
Salary:
Negotiable
Sector:
Private Practice
Reference Number:
AY/89155
Posted:
4th November 2021
A well regarded, regional law firm are seeking an ambitious Paralegal to join their Medical Negligence and Personal Injury Department in Leamington Spa. The Firm This forward thinking firm have a reputation for providing clear and trusted advice. They are currently expanding, so now is a brilliant time to join them! The Role To provide assistance in progressing the matters undertaken by Fee Earners on behalf of clients in a cost-effective manner under the supervision of other Fee Earners within the department. Your responsibilities will include: - Take New Prospect calls and obtain sufficient information to assess prospects of success. - Obtain medical records from Prospects and/or Hospitals and GP's. - Obtain Formal Complaint and/or Formal response. - Set up claims on the Portal - Obtain medico-legal reports - Submit Stage 2 settlement packs - Convert Prospects into New Matters where the claim has good prospects. - Set up files and carry out all risk assessments and conflict checks. - Draft all initial documents including Client Care Letter/CFA and obtain Client's ID documents. - Prepare preliminary case summary - Prepare preliminary witness statements - Prepare preliminary schedule of loss - Prepare application for ATE - Prepare files for costs draftsmen - Approach letters to experts - Draft Court forms - Cost update letters - ATE updates - Time recording of all matter related work Your Experience - Up-to-date knowledge of the law and legal system as is required for the Department - Excellent time keeping and Organisational skills - Knowledge of legal principles involved in the progression of claims for compensation arising out of medical negligence and/or personal injury on behalf of clients - A good working knowledge and application of up to date Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word and Excel - Dealing with clients and fellow members of staff with excellent communication skills - A working knowledge and experience of using case management systems is highly desired Benefits - Competitive Salary with annual reviews - Generous holiday entitlement which increase with service - Pension Scheme - Discounted legal fees (on completion of probation period) - BUPA healthcare scheme (on completion of probation period) - Long service awards - Career development and performance reviews - Technical and personal skills training - Community and fundraising events This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual to get started in their legal career with a fantastic firm! If you are interested in this role, please get in touch with me today! BCL Legal is an equal opportunities employer.
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Amanda Young
Amanda Young

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Manchester

amandayoung@bcllegal.com

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