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PLEASE NOTE: This role is not on the list of occupations eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route
Our Healthcare team is a vibrant specialist department. We provide advice on all aspects of healthcare law, including clinical negligence, patient safety, consent to treatment, human rights, child law and mental health.
The ethos of the team is to work hard for our clients so that we secure the right outcome for them. In so doing we improve our technical skills and enhance our ability to meet the clients’ needs as they evolve.
The healthcare sector is fast moving and the challenge of working for our clients provides very interesting work.
We are currently recruiting for a Paralegal to join our team in Liverpool or Manchester.
The successful candidate will be highly motivated to develop their own and our teams’ practices. We provide a supportive environment in which to work.
To assist senior case handlers to manage post-litigated EL/PL/Clinical Negligence claims on behalf of NHS Resolution and NHS Trusts and to case manage fast track EL/PL/Clinical Negligence claims
· Primary responsibility is to work with senior fee earners on their cases – tasks include drafting letters of approach/instruction to experts, instructing
counsel, seeking records, preparing chronologies, tracing and interviewing witnesses, collating disclosure and liaising with the CRU
· Role to include handling own caseload of fast track EL/PL and/or Clinical Negligence claims
· Completing client MI procedures/databases
· Achieve set financial and chargeable hours targets
· Ensure relevant deadlines, quality measures and KPIs are adhered to
· Comply with relevant policies and procedures
· Work in accordance with Weightmans’ values
This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role
You will have previous experience as a Paralegal and a genuine and demonstrable interest in the above area of work. As the role is varied, we are looking for you to have a flexible approach to the work you do and be able to adapt to different tasks. We also require you to have:
· Post issue defendant PI experience is desirable
· Experience of handling fast track EL/PL or Clinical Negligence claims in own name
· Knowledge of CPR procedure with proven technical ability
· Ability to work to strict deadlines and timescales
· Ability to work to client SLA and KPIs
· Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
· Excellent written and organisation skills
· Excellent time management skills
If you meet our criteria and think this is a job where you could bring enthusiasm and an eagerness to learn, then we look forward to receiving your application.
Weightmans is a Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards 2021 and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK.
The independent research showed "Weightmans provides exceptional employee conditions, nurtures and develops talent throughout all levels of the organisation."
We are truly committed to fostering a culture of equality and diversity, where everyone in the firm is respected and recognised on merit for the work that they do.
We strongly encourage applications from people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and disabilities. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustment at any stage of the application process.
Please feel free to note your preferred pronouns in your application.
Work for a firm where people matter – work for Weightmans.
As well as being immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people we offer a wide range of benefits including;
*there are a small number of roles that cannot be performed from home, your Recruitment Adviser can confirm.
Recruitment agencies (PSL /non-PSL)
Weightmans operates a strict 'preferred supplier list' (PSL) and is committed to working closely with the recruitment agencies that feature on that list. As such, Weightmans does not accept speculative or unsolicited CVs, profiles or any other introductions from both our PSL and non-PSL agencies. If a PSL or non-PSL agency chooses to submit a speculative or unsolicited CV, profile or introduction without instruction from a member of Weightmans’ recruitment team, we will reserve the right to treat the introduction as a gift and contact the candidate directly without accepting or entering into the agency’s terms nor being liable for a recruitment fee.
Eligibility to work in the UK
Eligibility to work in the UK will be verified in the final stages of the selection process. All candidates must either already have a right to work in the UK before commencing employment, or meet the Home office criteria for Visa sponsorship. Candidates who require sponsorship should evaluate the Home Office eligibility criteria for a Skilled Worker visa before applying.
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