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6 months ago
Kennedys
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Company benefits: Healthcare, Life insurance, Pension scheme
Location: Cambridge
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: Any or N/A
Contact: Recruitment Team Kennedys
Sector: Medical Negligence
Category: Paralegal Jobs

Kennedys is looking for an experienced Litigation Assistant to join our Healthcare Division based in Cambridge to work on NHS Resolution clinical negligence litigation matters.

This is a great opportunity for candidates who have an interest in this area to join a highly reputable Division, ranked in the top tier for Defendant Clinical Negligence in both Chambers and Legal 500. 

Team Information:

Our defendant only practice based in London, Birmingham and Cambridge advises the NHS Resolution, NHS Trusts, the Medical Protection Society and medical malpractice insurers of private hospitals, clinics and practitioners on clinical negligence claims. We also advise on medical insurance coverage, health law advice, regulatory matters and represent clients at inquests and judicial reviews. 

Type of Clients:

  • NHS Healthcare clients, independent hospital groups and practitioners.

Type of Cases:

  • A wide range of clinical negligence claims of mainly low to medium value.

What are we looking for?

  • Strong Academics (2.1 or higher degree) or equivalent.

Experience:  

  • 1-2 years’ paralegal experience*.
  • Good knowledge of clinical negligence litigation process and Civil Procedure Rules.

Desirable:

  • Client contact
  • Fast track claims experience
  • File management – effective use of diary system/case management system to ensure capture of management information.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to apply a commercial approach to claims in order to deliver economic solutions.
  • To be proactive and take initiative.
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Ability to manage own time, excellent organisation skills.
  • Strong technical and research skills.
  • Attention to detail.

About Kennedys

Kennedys is a global law firm with over 1,900 people worldwide across 37 offices in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and America.

We believe that supporting individual growth and development puts us in the best position to attract and retain talented individuals. Regardless of role or level, everyone has access to virtual learning opportunities to help you develop your skills when you need to, wherever you are in the world.

We value and support diversity as an equal opportunity employer. The environment we practice in is critical as individuals and as members of a cohesive team. We’ve created a culture based on client service, professional excellence, hard work and trust.

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