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Paralegal

Term:
Permanent

Working hours:
Full-time

Team:

Medical Negligence

Location:
Birmingham

The firm

A leading UK law firm with a network of offices from the South Coast to Scotland, working together as one national team. An innovative practice and the first top 100 law firm to achieve “Gold Standard” Investors in People, our values and culture are not just words on our website but are the heartbeat of the firm. The lack of barriers between departments, a real lack of hierarchy, zero tolerance for arrogance and pomposity makes Shoosmiths a fantastic place to work.

The team

Our Personal Advisory Division offers excellent service and legal advice and is committed to delivering an amazing client experience for individuals in the UK. We all need a lawyer to look after our personal affairs at some point in our lives. Whether it's helping to buy a new home, settling a legal dispute or claiming compensation for a life-changing accident or medical injury, the law protects what is important to us. We give our private clients access to the law through friendly, approachable people who know that understanding individual need is the first step to making the law work.

Our Medical Negligence team advises individuals on complaints and claims involving any type of medical negligence

The role

We are looking for a Paralegal to join our team in Birmingham and assist with a medical negligence caseload. This role could be for you if you have a genuine interest in medical negligence and want to build a career in this area.

You will be given the opportunity to develop your technical knowledge of this interesting area and your litigation skill set. We can offer training and development from experienced lawyers and you will have chance to make a valued contribution to the team.

We hold a strong belief in culture and community, and genuinely feel we have something different to offer you at Shoosmiths. This is reflected in everything we say and do from our use of technology to enable agile working, to the team spirit and culture and our collaborative way of working across offices.

We are a values-driven business – our values are at the core of the firm and we evaluate how we behave in accordance with these values through a competency framework. This role is considered to be at competency level 1 in our internal framework.

Main responsibilities

Your tasks and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:

• Assist in providing comprehensive case progression including helping to manage litigation timetables, deadlines, medical reports, appointments etc.

• Attend conferences with counsel, meetings with clients and court when necessary some of which will be outside standard hours.

• Preparation of bundles of documents using case management system.

• Assist in evidence gathering to include medical records, expert reports, statements and other documentary evidence.

• Ensuring that all work and the collected evidence is properly marshalled and recorded on the files.

• Take detailed witness statements and draft appropriate level legal documents as required.

• Research and preparation of legal papers.

• Take part in business development activities and contribute ideas and articles.

Skills and qualifications

• Applicants must have a degree or be working towards the CILEx qualification.

• Ideally you will have recent experience in handling a medical negligence/personal injury or litigation caseload.

• Successful candidates will have an excellent telephone manner, strong client orientation and professional approach.

• You will be resilient and have experience of managing challenging situations.

• You will have experience in a customer/client facing role.

• You must demonstrate excellent organisational skills, an ability to work to deadlines and attention to detail.

• Although we will provide comprehensive training on our products, services and systems you will already have good keyboard skills and be familiar with Microsoft Office packages. Being computer literate and the ability to use different types of software packages to a high standard is crucial to the role.

• A full clean driving licence is desirable.

Equal opportunities

Shoosmiths is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.
Paralegal

Term:
Permanent

Working hours:
Full-time

Team:

Medical Negligence

Location:
Birmingham

The firm

A leading UK law firm with a network of offices from the South Coast to Scotland, working together as one national team. An innovative practice and the first top 100 law firm to achieve “Gold Standard” Investors in People, our values and culture are not just words on our website but are the heartbeat of the firm. The lack of barriers between departments, a real lack of hierarchy, zero tolerance for arrogance and pomposity makes Shoosmiths a fantastic place to work.

The team

Our Personal Advisory Division offers excellent service and legal advice and is committed to delivering an amazing client experience for individuals in the UK. We all need a lawyer to look after our personal affairs at some point in our lives. Whether it's helping to buy a new home, settling a legal dispute or claiming compensation for a life-changing accident or medical injury, the law protects what is important to us. We give our private clients access to the law through friendly, approachable people who know that understanding individual need is the first step to making the law work.

Our Medical Negligence team advises individuals on complaints and claims involving any type of medical negligence

The role

We are looking for a Paralegal to join our team in Birmingham and assist with a medical negligence caseload. This role could be for you if you have a genuine interest in medical negligence and want to build a career in this area.

You will be given the opportunity to develop your technical knowledge of this interesting area and your litigation skill set. We can offer training and development from experienced lawyers and you will have chance to make a valued contribution to the team.

We hold a strong belief in culture and community, and genuinely feel we have something different to offer you at Shoosmiths. This is reflected in everything we say and do from our use of technology to enable agile working, to the team spirit and culture and our collaborative way of working across offices.

We are a values-driven business – our values are at the core of the firm and we evaluate how we behave in accordance with these values through a competency framework. This role is considered to be at competency level 1 in our internal framework.

Main responsibilities

Your tasks and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:

• Assist in providing comprehensive case progression including helping to manage litigation timetables, deadlines, medical reports, appointments etc.

• Attend conferences with counsel, meetings with clients and court when necessary some of which will be outside standard hours.

• Preparation of bundles of documents using case management system.

• Assist in evidence gathering to include medical records, expert reports, statements and other documentary evidence.

• Ensuring that all work and the collected evidence is properly marshalled and recorded on the files.

• Take detailed witness statements and draft appropriate level legal documents as required.

• Research and preparation of legal papers.

• Take part in business development activities and contribute ideas and articles.

Skills and qualifications

• Applicants must have a degree or be working towards the CILEx qualification.

• Ideally you will have recent experience in handling a medical negligence/personal injury or litigation caseload.

• Successful candidates will have an excellent telephone manner, strong client orientation and professional approach.

• You will be resilient and have experience of managing challenging situations.

• You will have experience in a customer/client facing role.

• You must demonstrate excellent organisational skills, an ability to work to deadlines and attention to detail.

• Although we will provide comprehensive training on our products, services and systems you will already have good keyboard skills and be familiar with Microsoft Office packages. Being computer literate and the ability to use different types of software packages to a high standard is crucial to the role.

• A full clean driving licence is desirable.

Equal opportunities

Shoosmiths is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.
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