Clinical negligence

Job Description

Paralegal - Clinical Negligence

Kirkland associates are recruiting for a professional paralegal to join a well established law firm within their clinical / medical negligence team based in Leicester. As a paralegal you will be required to provide timely and effective legal support to members of the team and assist with any administration duties as required.

The successfully candidate will have a strong interest in a clinical negligence department and have some previous experience in a legal supportive role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertaking legal research
  • Preparation of client meetings and attendance notes: attending where required.
  • Taking initial instructions from clients to prepare new client packs.
  • Preparation of bundles for court and counsel.
  • Drafting letters and emails to clients and third parties.
  • Organising conferences and travel arrangements for fee earners.
  • Undertaking work following client meetings and conferences.
  • Organising client medical records.
  • Preparing claim forms
  • Opening and closing of client files.
  • Dealing with general file/ case management duties.
  • Receiving and directing visitors to the firm
  • Assisting with incoming post.
  • Admin duties: Filing, paginating and indexing medical record, notices of receipt of records and reports etc.
  • Reception duties: Taking call and directing to relevant personnel, taking messages, advising clients, ensuring meetings rooms are set up for relevant meetings etc.

Skills/ Experience:

  • LLB / LPC qualification
  • Previous experience in a legal supportive role.
  • Highly organised.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Able to work within a team and to your own initiative.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills.
  • Good typing ability.
  • Computer literate
  • Flexibility to assist other team members when required.

If you would like the opportunity to work for a fantastic firm, then please get in touch with Gemma Evans, Legal Recruitment Associate at Kirkland Associates or click apply to be considered for the role immediately.