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Personal Assistant (Temp - Perm) - Clinical Negligence

Express Solicitors are a top 200 Law firm that specialises in personal injury. We cover every area of personal injury including public liability, occupier’s liability, road traffic accidents, employer’s liability, industrial disease, serious injuries and clinical negligence matters. At Express, we pride ourselves in the work we do helping injured people.

We are Law Society accredited and are a Legal 500 Leading Firm for both Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence. Six of our Partners are members of the Law Society Specialist Personal Injury Panel and one of our Partners is a member of the Law Society Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel.

Role

Our established Clinical Negligence team is currently looking for a temporary PA (possibility to go permanent) to assist a Senior Solicitor within the department.

The ideal candidate must have legal secretarial experience, within a clinical negligence department. Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, and a strong command of English spelling, punctuation and grammar are both essential. An audio typing speed of 65+ wpm is a distinct advantage. The PA is expected to be pro-active and to use a high degree of self-management and initiative.

Job description

* To prepare correspondence and documents through audiotyping and word processing.

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

* To prepare mail and enclosures for despatch if required.

* To arrange for all copying to be done, in person if the admin assistant is not available to undertake the task.

* To make appointments, arrange meetings and to manage the fee earner diaries

* To provide support to other secretaries and the administration team as required.

* To attend clients both in person and on the telephone and to provide such support in a professional and friendly manner in keeping with the firm’s standards for client care.

* To undertake any specific training when required to do so and overall to have a responsibility towards self-development.

* To ensure the confidentiality of all the firm’s and clients’ documentation and information.

* Help us live the 4-service promise and deliver excellent levels of client care.

Person specification

Essential criteria

* Demonstrable legal secretarial experience

* Computer literate

* Excellent command of English spelling, punctuation and grammar (we may test at interview)

* Excellent word processing and audio typing skills

* Excellent customer service skills, including professional and friendly telephone manner.

* Experience of working in a Personal Injury law firm, or Civil Litigation firm

* Experience of dealing with Clinical Negligence matters.

Desirable criteria

* Knowledge of the Proclaim case management system

* Audio typing speed of 65+ words per minute

* Experience of working with court forms and creating pleadings

* Experience of digital dictation, ideally Big Hand

Salary, Hours & Benefits

* The salary is dependent on experience.

* Our standard working hours are 8:30am to 5:30am Monday-Thursday and 8:30am to 5pm Friday.

* 20 days holiday, rising 1 day per year to a max of 23 days, plus bank/public hols. In addition, the office is closed between Christmas and New Year and you are not required to use your holiday entitlement for this period

* 3 holiday buy backs per year after 1 year of service

* Private medical insurance available after 2 years’ service

* Death in Service – 2 x salary based on annual salary only – eligibility commences when you join the company

* Active social committee, firm pays for trips to e.g. Bowling, Chester Races, Christmas party, Summer Barbecue

* Employee Assistance Programme which offers 24-hour helpline, Legal info and CBT – available immediately

* Free fruit delivered twice a week

Recruitment Process

To apply, send a CV and covering letter to recruitment@expresssolicitors.co.uk or visit or careers page on javascript:void(0);

Interviews will be conducted by MS Teams or Telephone and will include scenario-based questioning.
Personal Assistant (Temp - Perm) - Clinical Negligence

Express Solicitors are a top 200 Law firm that specialises in personal injury. We cover every area of personal injury including public liability, occupier’s liability, road traffic accidents, employer’s liability, industrial disease, serious injuries and clinical negligence matters. At Express, we pride ourselves in the work we do helping injured people.

We are Law Society accredited and are a Legal 500 Leading Firm for both Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence. Six of our Partners are members of the Law Society Specialist Personal Injury Panel and one of our Partners is a member of the Law Society Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel.

Role

Our established Clinical Negligence team is currently looking for a temporary PA (possibility to go permanent) to assist a Senior Solicitor within the department.

The ideal candidate must have legal secretarial experience, within a clinical negligence department. Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, and a strong command of English spelling, punctuation and grammar are both essential. An audio typing speed of 65+ wpm is a distinct advantage. The PA is expected to be pro-active and to use a high degree of self-management and initiative.

Job description

* To prepare correspondence and documents through audiotyping and word processing.

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

* To prepare mail and enclosures for despatch if required.

* To arrange for all copying to be done, in person if the admin assistant is not available to undertake the task.

* To make appointments, arrange meetings and to manage the fee earner diaries

* To provide support to other secretaries and the administration team as required.

* To attend clients both in person and on the telephone and to provide such support in a professional and friendly manner in keeping with the firm’s standards for client care.

* To undertake any specific training when required to do so and overall to have a responsibility towards self-development.

* To ensure the confidentiality of all the firm’s and clients’ documentation and information.

* Help us live the 4-service promise and deliver excellent levels of client care.

Person specification

Essential criteria

* Demonstrable legal secretarial experience

* Computer literate

* Excellent command of English spelling, punctuation and grammar (we may test at interview)

* Excellent word processing and audio typing skills

* Excellent customer service skills, including professional and friendly telephone manner.

* Experience of working in a Personal Injury law firm, or Civil Litigation firm

* Experience of dealing with Clinical Negligence matters.

Desirable criteria

* Knowledge of the Proclaim case management system

* Audio typing speed of 65+ words per minute

* Experience of working with court forms and creating pleadings

* Experience of digital dictation, ideally Big Hand

Salary, Hours & Benefits

* The salary is dependent on experience.

* Our standard working hours are 8:30am to 5:30am Monday-Thursday and 8:30am to 5pm Friday.

* 20 days holiday, rising 1 day per year to a max of 23 days, plus bank/public hols. In addition, the office is closed between Christmas and New Year and you are not required to use your holiday entitlement for this period

* 3 holiday buy backs per year after 1 year of service

* Private medical insurance available after 2 years’ service

* Death in Service – 2 x salary based on annual salary only – eligibility commences when you join the company

* Active social committee, firm pays for trips to e.g. Bowling, Chester Races, Christmas party, Summer Barbecue

* Employee Assistance Programme which offers 24-hour helpline, Legal info and CBT – available immediately

* Free fruit delivered twice a week

Recruitment Process

To apply, send a CV and covering letter to recruitment@expresssolicitors.co.uk or visit or careers page on javascript:void(0);

Interviews will be conducted by MS Teams or Telephone and will include scenario-based questioning.
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