Medical Negligence Paralegal
Minton Morrill have a fantastic opportunity for a Medical Negligence Paralegal to join our growing Medical Negligence Team
Location: Central Leeds/ Hybrid
If you are looking to work for a growing company that offers internal progression, has a great work life balance, fabulous benefits, and will support you and your goals, then this could be the role for you!
The ideal candidate would have a have passion to help people, a desire to work in this area of law and preferably some experience. Graduate, preferably with Law related degree and / or professional qualification such as LPC or route to BAR or CILEX, ability to take direction and supervision from others in the team.
The role will involve Assisting Lawyers and Senior Lawyers as directed in the running of a caseload of Clinical Negligence cases from inception to Trial, always under supervision and in line with current company policies and legal requirements. To accept delegated tasks on other similar cases as directed by the Senior Lawyer and to assist the team in settling the cases.
In return Minton Morrill can offer:
Bonus scheme (subject to targets being met)
Pension scheme with tax-efficient salary sacrifice option
Life Assurance Policy
Medicash policy to cover some Dental, optical and other medical expenses
35 days holiday a year including bank holidays and Christmas Closure, you also have an option to purchase up to 3 extra days’ holiday per year, until you long service award the 3 days after your 5th, 7th, and 9th full year of employment.
Enhanced company sick pay scheme
Flexible, agile working environment with a positive work-life balance
Varied calendar of funded company social events
Monthly voucher awards
Our people are at the heart of everything we do! We take pride in the results gained for our clients and go the extra mile to get justice. We believe that diversity drives innovation, we are all different people aiming for the same goal to get our clients the compensation they deserve. Our culture drives our employees to achieve the best, not only for the clients but for their own growth, development, and wellbeing
Minton Morrill highlights:
We became part of the Fletchers Group who have offices in Southport, Liverpool and Manchester and we have big plans for significant growth.
Ranked in the Top Tier for The Legal 500 with senior lawyers ranked in the Hall of Fame and as Leading Lawyers
Ranked in Band 2 for Chambers and Partners with Senior lawyers ranked in Bands 1 and 2.
Shortlisted for the Legal 500 Northern Powerhouse Awards in three separate categories
Being part of the Fletchers Associate and Partner programmes for senior lawyers.
Being part of the Fletchers Foundation charity to support injured people.
Ensure the delivery for yourself of all KPI targets set by the firm.
Ensure cases are progressed in a timely, efficient, and proactive manner.
Liaising with clients, experts, barristers, third party solicitors and insurers as directed.
Dealing with all aspects of pre and post issue procedures under supervision in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Ensuring all actions as per Proclaim Action List are completed in a timely fashion.
Accurate time recording.
Maintaining client files in good order in accordance with Lexcel and other quality assurance requirements.
Reporting to Senior Lawyer as required.
Assisting in the collection of & collating of medical records
Preparation of client documents such as witness statements
Taking detailed notes in conferences with counsel and experts, settlement meetings and mediations.
Where appropriate, dealing with a caseload of medical negligence cases in the early stages & assisting team members with tasks etc
Essential Skills and Experience:
Desire to work in this area of law and preferably some experience
Graduate, preferably with Law related degree and / or professional qualification such as LPC or route to BAR or CILEX
Desire and ability to take direction and supervision from team members
Proven legal and forensic skills
Good research skills
Attention to detail
Keen analytical skills
Good organisational skills
Excellent people skills and service ethos
Ability to influence at all levels
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Flexible and willing to commit to achieving results and meeting deadlines.
Excellent Client Care Skills.
We reserve the right to close this role before the date specified depending on the calibre and volume of candidates.
Minton Morrill is a trading style of Fletchers Solicitors LTD
To apply for this role please click the link below and you will be directed to Fletchers website where you can upload your application.