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Personal Injury/ Clinical Negligence Legal Assistant

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  • Location:

    Cardiff

  • Sector:

    Legal

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Up to £24000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Dan Mason

  • Email:

    Dan.Mason@yolkrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH35067

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    28 February 2024

  • Start date:

    ASAP

Legal Assistant (Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence)

Cardiff

Up to £24k

Permanent, full time (Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Regional traditional law firm non volume

Annual Leave: 23 days annual leave plus BH's plus 1 day for birthday and 1 personal day

The firm combines a fresh and forward-thinking approach with a client-focused, local feel to deliver a range of award-winning, quality services. This role will play a crucial role in supporting our fee earners with the management of Personal Injury cases. Under supervision, you will support an appropriately sized caseload of personal injury cases.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

As a Legal Assistant in our Personal Injury Team, you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting our fee earners with the management of their caseload of personal injury cases.
  • Drafting Claim Notification Forms.
  • Drafting variety of court documents including witness statements.
  • Drafting instructions to counsel and medical experts.
  • Drafting Schedules of Loss and court documents.
  • Reviewing medical evidence.
  • Preparing bundles.
  • Liaising with clients where necessary.
  • Conducting legal research.
  • Assessing and advising on evidence, liability, and quantum.
  • Working efficiently, meeting deadlines, and prioritizing tasks.
  • Maintaining strong file management skills.
  • Collaborating with the team to achieve unit objectives.
  • Communicating clearly and effectively.

Any other reasonable duties and responsibilities as directed by your line manager or Director.

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

  • You will be a personal injury paralegal or legal assistant with some experience in assisting or handling your own litigated caseload. Multi-track experience is advantageous as the caseload will be truly varied.
  • You will have experience of running cases through a low value claims portal.
  • Knowledge of personal injury case handling is essential.
  • Familiarity with CPR, rules on evidence, litigation process, and funding as applicable.
  • Ability to assess and advise on evidence, causation, liability, and quantum.
  • Strong ability to work efficiently, meet deadlines, and prioritise tasks.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including drafting.
  • Competence in using Microsoft Outlook and Word.
  • Experience in handling Fast Track claims, including the litigation process.
  • Proven ability in numeracy and strong verbal and written communication skills.

For a confidential discussion on this role please contact Daniel Mason at our head offices

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