2 x Clinical Risk Paralegal

  • DAC Beachcroft LLP
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  • 05 Feb, 2019
Permanent Paralegal

Job Description

In Newcastle, our dedicated clinical risk team acts for numerous healthcare providers in the public and private sectors. Our clients include the NHS Resolution, NHS Trusts The MDU, Care UK, BUPA, Priory, and Nuffield. The team defend clinical risk claims across all areas including cerebral palsy, oncology, paediatrics and surgery.

We are a market leader in this area, with a truly excellent reputation for client care and teamwork.  We have retained our place on many panels where others have failed to do so and we have a clear commitment to Health sector work.

Core Responsibilities

DAC Beachcroft are seeking a Paralegal to join the Clinical Risk Team in Newcastle. This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity with lots of variety. 
For candidates with appropriate experience as a Paralegal of claims handling, there will be the opportunity to work on your own caseload of med mal pre – lit claims. 
Otherwise, as a Paralegal you’ll assist our team by being responsible for document management, preparation and updating of document folders and maintaining a library of experts CV's.
You'll be expected to sort medical records as well as dealing with ad hoc queries regarding the content and location of entries in medical records and scheduling of x-rays and films (both hard copies and from CD).

You'll also be required to arrange the external copying of films, preparing chronologies of treatment, and instruction of experts. You'll also assume responsibility for obtaining comments from witnesses, drafting lists of documents and assisting with instructions to counsel.

Key Skills

We are seeking a talented Paralegal who is passionate and committed to providing excellent client service and who will thrive in a demanding work environment. It is preferable that you have experience of the health sector/clinical risk and have worked in a corporate environment. We are looking for someone with good academics, the ability to work under pressure and an effective team player.

With over 2,200 people, DAC Beachcroft combines one of the most comprehensive UK legal networks with coverage across Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia-Pacific. We provide a full service claims, transactional, commercial, risk and advisory capability.

We work with clients in a select range of industry sectors and are market leaders in health, insurance and real estate. We are agile, progressive and easy to engage with.