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8 months ago
Heptonstalls LLP
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Category: Paralegal Jobs
Paralegal (Medical Negligence)

Location: Goole

Status: Full-time, Permanent

Required skills, qualifications and experience

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Good client care skills

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Good IT skills

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Preferably some legal knowledge and with a desire to develop their knowledge.

Role

The primary role of the Medical Negligence Paralegal is to provide direct support to the Medical Negligence team, to enable the team to operate at optimum efficiency. This will include (but will not be limited to) the main responsibilities given below. The Medical Negligence Paralegal is expected to use a high degree of self-management and initiative.

Main Responsibilities

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Under direction of the appropriate supervisor/Head of Department.

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To attend upon clients by telephone or in person to take instructions

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To liaise between clients and experts/clients and supervisor/Defendants and Counsel as requested

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Dealing with client queries and reporting to the appropriate fee earner

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Arranging conferences with Counsel and liaising with client, solicitor, barrister and experts

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Preparing Legal Aid Agency (LAA) forms

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Manage periodic payments on account as agreed by the fee earner

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Carry out periodic costs checks on files as requested by the fee earner

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To prepare correspondence and documents for fee-earners through audio-typing and word processing as instructed

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To administer filing (which will include daily filing) and the opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files in accordance with the detailed procedures contained in the Office Manual

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To prepare mail and enclosures for collection by the Office Administrator(s)

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To check own work to minimise errors and avoid corrections by fee-earners

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Obtain information from the online legal library, ie: Lexis/Lawtel

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Any ad hoc duties as requested by the Head of Department/Supervisor.

Responsible For

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Assisting fee earners with caseloads

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Compliance with Office Manual Procedures

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Maintenance of the required standard of client care

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Accuracy of work undertaken and maintenance of standards set in terms of client contact

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Attendance of departmental meetings and in-house training as provided.

Values

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To feel a sense of pride, involvement and belonging.

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To provide a client-focused quality service.

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To be accountable to the firm.

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To have a high expectation of self performance

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To take responsibility.

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To be an enthusiastic achiever.

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To be supportive to others and to be supported in a challenging environment.

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To feel valued and to value others.

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To be committed to learning and development to further the expertise of self and the firm.

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To support marketing.

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To be part of an open door culture.

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To support and acknowledge the achievement of employees and the firm.

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To achieve own job satisfaction and support others to achieve theirs.

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