Clinical Negligence Paralegal

Location
Southport, England, Merseyside / England, Greater Manchester, Manchester
Salary
£24000 - £38000 per annum
Posted
12 Jul 2019
Closes
09 Aug 2019
Ref
69791
Contact
Emma Chisholm
Sector/Practice Area
Clinical/Medical Negligence
Contract/hours
Full time

Clinical Negligence Executive: Based in either Manchester or Southport

You will be working within a team designed to deal quickly and proactively with lower valued medical negligence cases with a 'light touch' approach to file handling in preparation for the potential introduction of FRC

You will be expected to handle cases transferred from senior solicitors when assessed as falling into the quick tracks criteria

You will be responsible for drafting LOC, quantifying claims and negotiating settlement up to the point of issuing court proceedings.

The role will be working under supervision of the quick track solicitor and the head of Manchester.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft programmes
  • Proficient in Proclaim case management
  • Good document drafting skills
  • High levels of customer care
  • Previous fee earning experience within a medical negligence department
  • Experience in training and mentoring new and junior members would be preferred

Main Responsibilities

  • Reviewing cases
  • Dealing with client queries
  • Drafting letters of claim
  • Drafting letters of response
  • Reviewing and collating further evidence
  • Quantifying cases and negotiating settlement
  • Ensuring work undertaken on cases is proportionate to their value
  • Providing advice to clients on potential issues on their case
  • Ensuring your cases are kept on track and are settled as quickly as possible or moved on for issue
  • Adhere to company best practise

Recording time in accordance with the team's KPI's

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.