Paralegal/Fee Earner - Medical Negligence

Morgan Turner
£15000 - £20000 Per Annum £15,000 to £20,000
11 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Our client, a well established and successful Legal Practice is looking to recruit a professional and proactive Paralegal or Fee Earner to join their expanding team to undertake a mixed caseload Medical Negligence work. The successful applicant will have extensive experience of working in a legal environment. Medical Negligence experience/knowledge is desirable. You will successfully run cases from inception to conclusion, including trial preparation. Key duties will include: Reviewing cases entering the team following the completion of solicitor review, and pagination of medical records. Liaise with senior solicitor to devise a case plan following pagination in order to obtain evidence to establish breach of duty and causation, consideration of limitation. Ensure that all relevant information is obtained and noted on file and that documentation of file is correct and duly signed. Update the client as to the case plan and advise accordingly With guidance from the senior solicitor, consider limitation date on the file and determine as to whether correct Full review of witness statement and then drafting an updated witness statement after consideration of the paginated records and discussion with the client Identification of missing/additional records, and referral to the Missing Records Team if needed Drafting a letter of approach to an appropriate medical expert to prepare preliminary reports establishing breach of duty and/or causation Instruction of an appropriate medical expert to prepare preliminary reports to establish breach of duty and/or causation, ensuring all relevant documentation is sent to the expert including any complaints correspondence etc. Reviewing reports from experts and liaising with senior solicitor or Team Leader to consider next steps. Dealing directly with client queries regarding their cases. Obtaining information and documentation from clients and providing them with explanations regarding the progress of their case This is a fantastic opportunity to join a forward thinking practice with a highly competitive remunerations package, £15,000 to £20,000 dependent upon experience, and opportunity for internal progression. This job was originally posted as

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