Clinical Negligence Paralegal

  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • Cambridge, UK
  • 13 Mar, 2019
Permanent Paralegal

Job Description

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.

Requirements:

Qualifications: 
 
Essential:

  • Strong Academics (2.1 or higher degree) or equivalent.

Experience:  (Type, length, quality, background)

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.

Type

Private Practice

Salary

Competitive