Clinical Negligence Legal Assistant Vacancy- Preston

Due to our continued success we now require a Legal Assistant within the Clinical Negligence Department based at our Preston office on a 12 month fixed term basis.

The role of this department is to provide specialist, supportive legal advice to victims of clinical and medical negligence. The Solicitors diligently pursue cases on behalf of the victims of medical accidents, whether through the complaints procedure, litigation or negotiation.

They pursue fair compensation for our clients, which may include loss of earnings, the cost of future care needs and any necessary aids and equipment to help make life easier.

The successful candidate will provide general administrative and secretarial support to the department across a variety of tasks and responsibilities, adhering to strict quality and compliance guidelines.

Duties may include providing an initial point of contact for new enquires that come into the department, typing of letters and documents, organising diaries, collating of information and research, contribution and support of the business development & marketing agenda in terms of social media and blog writing and provide support to other Legal Assistants and Lawyers generally within the Department.

This is a varied and hands on role that would suit individuals who work well under pressure and with multiple tasks of a differing nature, who enjoy organisation and the efficient self-management of one’s time.
Experience of a legal background is an advantage but not essential and on the job training will be provided.

Key Skills:

• Experience of working in a solicitor’s practice in a similar administration role would be an advantage but is not essential.
• Fast and accurate typing with a minimum speed of 60 wpm. Ability to input information quickly and accurately.
• Providing an efficient and supportive service to the Clinical Negligence Department.
Hours: 09.00am – 5.30pm – Monday to Friday, Full time

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date 26 May 2017. Please note, this vacancy may be closed at any time if sufficient applications have been received.

Please apply for this role by sending your CV and covering letter to:
hr@birchallblackburn.co.uk