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Assistant Litigation Executive (MNFT086)

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Assistant Litigation Executive (MNFT086)

Added 1 month ago

Role:

To play a key role in one of the Medical Negligence teams which is currently conducting a substantial Group Action. The role will primarily by working on allocated cases within the action to assist with key stages including, but not limited to:

  • Statement taking
  • Record gathering
  • Instruction of medical experts
  • Assisting with drafting and preparation of letters of claim
  • Advising clients on the merits of their cases
  • Supporting other members of the team with various stages of the claims.

This is a great opportunity for a commercially minded lawyer with preferably experience of dealing with medical negligence claims who is looking to develop and learn how to investigate and run a case in an efficient and proactive manner.

You will also be joining a quality, large, busy and growing department of clinical negligence experts. There are excellent opportunities to broaden experience and horizons in both a pre and post litigation environment both within and outside of the confines of the group action claims.

 

Accountable for:

  • Supporting the team to provide outstanding customer care
  • Proactive case management and progression
  • Supporting the delivery of the team’s financial performance KPIs
  • Effective and thorough time recording

 

Responsible for:

  • Discussing and agreeing case tactics and planning with the Team Leader
  • Implementing caseplans
  • Reviewing case and drafting a thorough witness statement and additional key actions within the case
  • Working with clients to ensure that relevant information is collected and collated to enable the progression of the case
  • Ensuring that all relevant information is obtained, noted on file and signed as appropriate
  • Instructing an appropriate medical expert to prepare reports as directed by the Team Leader
  • Co-ordinating the progression of cases with all internal and external parties
  • Assisting the team with case progression as and when required such as assisting in drafting of LOC, obtaining quantum evidence and negotiating settlement

 

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of working in a medical negligence firm or evidence of a keen interest in medical law and the surrounding issues.
  • A willingness to learn and specialise in medical negligence.
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills, including drafting legal correspondence
  • Good IT skills especially in respect of Microsoft Office packages and ideally Proclaim
  • Customer care and communication experience essential
  • Excellent attention to detail and time management
  • Experience of claims handling in a legal environment

 

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