Paralegal x 2
Job Ref: 8023
Location: Greater Manchester
Contact Name: Vanessa Payne
Contact Tel: 01252 761444
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our client is currently looking for two Paralegals to join their Medical Negligence and Serious Injury teams based in their Manchester office.
Personal injury and illness can have a dramatic and sometimes life changing impact for the person affected and for those who are close to them. The personal injury teams at Irwin Mitchell don’t just deal with compensation claims. We also work with our clients and their families to ensure all of their rehabilitation and palliative care needs are met. It’s a unique, bespoke approach that really makes a difference to people whose lives have been turned upside down by injury or illness.
As a Paralegal working within the Clin/Medical Negligence team dealing with cases, you will carry out case handling duties as well as provide administrative support to other case handlers, helping them to progress important cases. This is a busy and demanding role, where duties are diverse and no two days are the same. You’ll liaise regularly with a wide range of clients and medical professionals, both over the phone and in writing. Whether attending client meetings, seeking medical reports or simply chasing information, you’ll need to show a sensitive and professional approach at all times. You’ll be juggling tasks such as legal and quantum research and attending client meetings and conferences with Counsel. To meet your monthly targets you’ll need to be experienced in multi-tasking and keeping to tight deadlines. Whilst planning and prioritising will be the key to your success, you’ll also need to be flexible and quick to respond to requests at short notice. You’ll be experienced in following set guidelines and processes, but with the ability and confidence to use your own judgement where required. This role will provide the candidate with excellent experience in a forward thinking and dynamic team.
Ideally we are looking for candidates with any claimant Personal Injury experience (ideally CN, SI, PI); however we would look at candidates with any previous legal experience and a good standard of education.
Candidates who have completed the LPC, but are not necessarily looking for a training contract would be considered as would candidates with a law degree, ILEX qualifications or post graduate legal qualification.
If you thrive on being busy and can adapt well to new challenges, then we’ll give you all the training and support you’ll need to help you succeed in this highly rewarding role. You must be IT literate and attentive to detail, with proven expertise in client care.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including pension, critical illness cover, health cash plan and death in service benefit.