Paralegal – Medical Negligence Level 3 Apprenticeship at Irwin Mitchell

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Paralegal – Medical Negligence Level 3 Apprenticeship

Start Date: September 2020
Salary: £17,017

Your main responsibilities within the department will include the following:

  • Assisting other members of the Manchester medical negligence team with their client work including the inception, progress and closing of client files
  • Communicating (written and oral) with internal and external clients
  • Establishing and maintaining effective and professional relations with others (internal and external)
  • Assisting with new business enquiries
  • Taking and preparing handwritten notes and preparing typed file notes
  • Drafting letters and emails
  • Drafting Legal/Court standard forms
  • Reviewing documents
  • Carrying out research
  • Keeping others informed of progress
  • Paying excellent attention to detail
  • Maintaining excellent file management practices
  • Handling and managing confidential and sensitive information, medical records in particular
  • Understanding and being able to use basic financial information including time recording and billing processes

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Proficient in IT packages including Microsoft Word, Office and Excel
  • Professional telephone manner

Personal qualities

Essential:

  • A strong desire to work within in a legal environment and in particular working for clients with severe injuries
  • Discretion and ability to work in a confidential environment
  • Appreciation of professionalism and moral standards
  • Shows integrity and empathy
  • Ability to work at speed whilst maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to be flexible to suit the needs of the department
  • Ability to work as an effective team member
  • Ability to work under close supervision and also be able to work under your own initiative
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure

Desirable:

  • Have an understanding of legal work practices
  • An interest in medicine
  • Good client care skills

Desired qualifications

  • 5 GCSEs or equivalent at grades 4 to 9 (A to C), including Mathematics and English
  • 3 A levels or equivalent at grade A to C

Future prospects

Irwin Mitchell supports and encourage professional development and if you show aptitude there is the possibility of progressing onto a further qualification.

About Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell is unlike any other law firm. Nationally acclaimed, with a strong international capability, we offer a broad range of legal services to national and international organisations and institutions, small and medium-sized businesses and private individuals.

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