Clinical Negligence Paralegal

Location Chesterfield
Discipline: Legal Recruitment and Legal Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££20000 - £25000 per annum
Contact name: Rhys Spencer

Contact email: Rhys.spencer@craconsultants.com
Job ref: BBBH14877_1673433722
Published: 20 days ago
Startdate: ASAP
Clinical Negligence Paralegal
Chesterfield
£20,000 to £25,000 Salary Bracket
Full Time, Permanent

Who we are:

CRA Consulting are a specialist legal recruiter, operating across the UK. CRA works in partnership with reputable law firms with either local, regional, national or international presence. We recruit at all levels from board, director and partnership level through to support staff.

For additional information on how we can assist you with your next career move, visit the CRA Consulting Website at www.craconsultants.com.

About the business:

Our client are a leading private legal practice, specialising in Personal Injury, Medical Negligence, Consumer Action Claims and Group Litigation Actions. As an established, reputable and highly regarded law firm, they offer their clients a range of expert legal services to obtain the compensation they deserve. Over the years, the firm has pioneered their clients rights to reparation and their employees career advancement.

The team of senior directors, management and lawyers are seasoned professionals with knowledge, enthusiasm and dedication. They offer a welcoming and friendly environment with excellent facilities, advanced training and development opportunities, and a competitive employee offering. As a successful candidate, you will be given the opportunity to work on high-quality, high-profile cases that are rewarding, lucrative and interesting.

If successful, you will perform the following role as a Clinical Negligence Paralegal:

* You will be responsible for the conduct of legal claims brought by Claimants who have suffered personal injury due to the negligence of a third party.
* The firm undertakes a wide range of personal injury and clinical negligence claims. Often, the claims involve serious and catastrophic injuries and you will therefore form part of the client's vital support network, meaning that it is important that you build a strong relationship with the client, ensuring that their individual needs are met in order to make a material difference to their life and obtaining for them the compensation they are entitled to.
* There are three levels to the paralegal role: the conduct of pre-action fast-track work; the conduct of litigated fast-track work; and the conduct of multi-track work. You will be required to take all the necessary information to continually assess the prospects of the claim, prepare documents to progress the claim, arrange treatment, rehabilitation and assistance as required, and obtain the necessary evidence to assess the quantum of the claim. You will work with some of the leading barristers in this field, whether from regional chambers or the London bar.
* You will be expected to maintain client communication, work toward key milestones and bring about the successful conclusion of our client's claim.
* Managing client's expectations and keeping our client regularly informed of the claim's progression
* Preparing pre-action correspondence
* Collating/reviewing liability documentation
* Instructing Counsel for advice on liability and quantum
* Attending Conferences
* Taking witness statements
* Advising clients of potential special damages claims, and collating and reviewing special damages documentation
* Instructing medical experts and obtaining medical evidence in support of the claim
* Arranging treatment, rehabilitation and assistance
* Reviewing and making offers
* Preparing documents for the litigation process, such as Claim Forms, Particulars of Claim, Directions Questionnaires, Part 18 Requests, Applications and Listing Questionnaires
* Following Court Directions
* Preparing the claim for Trial
* Conducting litigation, advocacy (if qualified & able / role dependant) and dispute resolution
* Attending Applications and Case Management Conferences
* Attending Trials

The organisation will offer you the following employment benefits package:

* 23 days holiday + bank holidays
* Pension scheme
* Company sick pay
* Free parking

To apply, you will be required to meet the following criteria:

* Previous paid employment history in a paralegal role
* Knowledge and experience in personal injury or clinical negligence litigation

How to apply:

If this Clinical Negligence Paralegal vacancy is of interest, please click the apply button. Alternatively, if you would like to discuss with Rhys Spencer who is managing this vacancy, call 0114 241 8030 for a confidential discussion.

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Additional Information:

CRA Legal follow strict best practice recruitment guidelines monitored by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Please note our advertisements use salary levels purely as a guide. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.

This Clinical Negligence Paralegal vacancy is very popular with the local legal community, so please apply quickly to ensure your application is considered. As part of our candidate registration and care process we at CRA Legal aim to respond to all successful applications within 2 working days.