Paralegal – Clinical Negligence Department
Leigh Day is a leading claimant-only law firm specialising in the more challenging and complex aspects of Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury and Human Rights law. This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant and growing team of partners and staff who are committed to providing justice to individuals.
We are currently seeking a Paralegal with some medical experience to join our Clinical Negligence department. Might suit a nurse looking for a career change.
Leigh Day & Co is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. A copy of the Equality and Diversity Policy is available upon request.
This is an interesting and challenging role and the successful candidate will be responsible for dealing with enquiries from potential new clients with clinical negligence claims. This consists of taking a history, either over the telephone or through exchange of correspondence, from potential new clients, researching their medical conditions where necessary, and reporting back to the relevant Solicitors/Partners for further consideration of the claim. The successful candidate will also be expected to assist with the maintenance of the department’s data base in relation to new client enquiries and other related administrative tasks.
We are looking for an individual with some medical experience, who is familiar with medical terminology. Excellent communication skills and a broad interest in medicine are essential for this role. Legal qualifications are not necessary.
Candidates should be eloquent, sensitive and be able to deal with our potential new clients in a sympathetic and compassionate manner. The successful candidate will be conscientious, well organised and possess good IT skills (including a basic understanding of Excel). We are looking for hard-working and proactive individuals who are able to use their initiative. A positive attitude and a keen interest in patient care are essential.
This is a permanent, full-time position.
Start date: ASAP
Closing date for applications: Monday 18th February 2013 by close of business
Please have a look at our website http://www.leighday.co.uk/careers/legal-careers to download the job description. The application form can also be downloaded from our website.
To apply, please return the following documents to Helen McGregor, HR Administrator at email@example.com by close of business on Monday 18th February 2013:-
- The completed application form (downloadable from our website)
- The completed diversity monitoring questionnaire (a copy of which is attached to the application form)
- A copy of your up-to-date CV
- A covering letter stating your current salary details
Please note that failure to return all the above requested documents will result in your application not being considered.