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6 months ago
Kennedys
Salary: Competitive
Company benefits: Healthcare, Life insurance, Pension scheme, Gym membership, Daycare/Childcare vouchers
Location: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: PQE 1, PQE 2
Contact: Recruitment
Sector: Clinical Negligence
Category: Paralegal Jobs

Our Healthcare Division is looking for an experienced Litigation Assistant 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.

Qualifications

Essential

  • Strong Academics (2.1 or higher degree) or equivalent.
  • Experience:  (Type, length, quality, background)

Experience

Essential

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

Desirable

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

Skills and Abilities (Technical, self-management, managing others)

Essential

  • 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

Kennedys’ Firm information

Kennedys is an international law firm with expertise in litigation and dispute resolution, particularly in the insurance/reinsurance and liability industries. With over 1,700 people worldwide across 36 offices in the UK and Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and America, we have some of the most respected legal minds in their fields.

We act for insurers, reinsurers, Lloyd’s Syndicates, public bodies and corporates. Our deep sector knowledge means that we understand the impact of proposed regulations and advise our clients on the implications this will have on their business. Every day we make a difference for our clients.

We provide answers, recommendations, strategy and tactics. We deliver these in plain English and it’s what we call Legal advice in black and white.

What do we have to offer?

At Kennedys we offer a vibrant and supportive working environment built upon our core values; we are approachable, and responsive, we show respect for people, we are trustworthy and straightforward and we ensure that we deliver economic solutions for our clients.

Career Development

We actively encourage all staff to develop in their chosen career by providing early responsibility, supervision and training.

Please see attached job specification for further information.

*Where a level of experience is indicated, this is a guideline only and represents the amount of time we would usually expect a candidate to accumulate the requisite level of experience. This does not preclude applications from candidates with more or less experience.

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