Claims / Legal Assistant - Paralegal - Clinical Negligence
Claims Assistant (Legal Assistant / Paralegal / Legal Executive)
Full time, permanent
Salary circa £22,000 - £24,000 + excellent benefits package including annual bonus, 12% pension, private medical insurance, healthcare cashplan and 25 days annual leave + bank holidays.
The Medical Protection Society (MPS) is the leading provider of professional protection to doctors, dentists and health professionals. We are a not-for-profit mutual organisation that serves more than 300,000 members in the United Kingdom and overseas. We employ more than 800 members of staff split across three offices in the UK, with additional staff based in Australia and New Zealand.
Our in-house experts assist with the wide range of legal and ethical problems that arise from professional practice. This includes clinical negligence claims, complaints, medical and dental council inquiries, legal and ethical dilemmas, disciplinary procedures, inquests and fatal accident inquiries.
We are currently recruiting a Claims Assistant (Paralegal, legal Assistant) based in our Edinburgh office. The successful candidate will be required to offer professional support to our in-house lawyers managing a portfolio clinical negligence claims on behalf of doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals.
In particular, the Claims Assistant (Paralegal / Legal executive) will liaise with members, external/panel law firms and third parties; undertake legal/medical/quantum research; monitor/triage the claims team's incoming post; run conflict checks with panel firms; attend to routine correspondence and prepare standard letters; set electronic tasks/reminders; proactively manage and monitor progression of claims; run reports and maintain spread sheets/data logs; manage a small caseload under supervision and provide ad hoc support to the claims team.
In order to be considered for this role, applicants must be able to demonstrate experience as a Paralegal or Legal Executive in a Clinical Negligence team. We may consider applicants with high value personal injury experience.
You should be confident using IT systems and Software packages.
In return we can offer a great working environment/location, excellent benefits package, a unique opportunity to develop experience of the legal system and high quality/stimulating work in a supportive, collaborative team environment.
Due to the urgency of this vacancy we may recruit prior to the closing date, so please submit your application as soon as possible.
(Clinical negligence paralegal, legal assistant, legal executive, personal injury paralegal, Claims assistant, medical negligence)