Paralegal - Clinical Negligence (Manchester)

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Paralegal - Clinical Negligence (Manchester)

Reference
MA204
Job Type
Full time

JMW’s Clinical Negligence department are recruiting for a Paralegal. The role will be to support fee earners with their caseloads and will be a great opportunity for an ambitious law graduate to develop their legal career alongside our specialist lawyers.

**Please note that the deadline to apply for this position is Friday 12th of July.**

The Department

The medical negligence solicitors at JMW are among the most respected in the UK thanks to their professional and proactive approach, which gets results for our clients. Our team includes members of the Law Society's specialist panel of clinical negligence solicitors and the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitors panel.

What we are looking for

  • The ability to demonstrate a basic knowledge of legal principles in relation to clinical negligence work, whether through previous relevant paralegal experience or through legal studies. 
  • A strong academic background.
  • The ability to undertake the appropriate research and to “work up” potential clinical negligence cases and to help to assess their viability.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to sort and paginate medical records and to prepare chronologies and reviews to help identify the issues in relation to clinical negligence cases in terms of breach of duty, causation and quantum.

Role & Responsibilities

  • To carry out administrative tasks as necessary e.g. maintenance of databases, recording time accurately, etc.
  • To assist in case-based tasks including obtaining informal expert opinions to assess the viability of cases.
  • To obtain disclosure of medical records and other case related documentation.
  • To prepare instructions to medical experts and counsel.
  • To prepare witness statements.
  • To assist solicitors in their conduct of clinical negligence cases.

Working for JMW 

As well as a rewarding career, JMW offer staff many other opportunities and benefits, including:

  • A minimum of 25 days' annual leave (increasing with length of service) plus office closure between Christmas and New Year
  • A one hour early finish, one Friday a month
  • Two days a year to do charitable work
  • The opportunity to get involved in sports teams, hobby clubs, and social events
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders
  • Annual promotions process open to all staff

More information about our benefits and company culture can be found on the careers home page.

Apply

To apply please send your CV and Cover Letter to recruitment@jmw.co.uk, stating the job reference above.