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Job Title Paralegal – Health Care Regulatory
Location Birmingham, Bristol or Leeds
Description

Join a team that makes real changes

Bevan Brittan is a UK-Top 100 commercial law firm providing a comprehensive range of legal services from offices in Birmingham, Bristol Leeds and London.

The firm advises businesses across construction, energy & resource management, higher education and financial services, complementing the firm's market leadership within housing, local government and health and social care.

We currently employ over 500 staff, including over 80 Partners, and our award-winning teams provide construction, commercial, corporate, property, regulatory, employment and litigation (commercial and clinical negligence) legal advice.

Bevan Brittan is named among 'The Times Best Law Firms 2022' and has recently either won or been shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards including 'Law Firm of the Year (Over 20 Partners)' at the Bristol Law Society Awards 2021, 'Pro Bono Award' at the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2020/1 and finalist for 'Law Firm of the Year: Large' category at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2021.

Bevan Brittan is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.

Learn from the best

Bevan Brittan has strong recognition in the independent legal directories - Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. In both guides we are consistently ranked in the top tier for our practices across the UK, with multiple individuals recognised as leading lawyers.

"By far Bevan Brittan is the most flexible, pragmatic, skilled and reliable legal firm I have worked with."- Chambers UK, 2022

Rise to the Challenge

Our Health Care Regulatory team have a vacancy for a Paralegal. This role will involve supporting fee earners who are advising clients on a range of healthcare issues, both contentious and non-contentious (inquests, mental capacity and mental health law, best interests and Court of Protection). Travel to court hearings and meetings may occasionally be required (when safe to do so), as well as occasional flexible working hours outside of the core 9:00am - 5:15pm.

Your primary role will be supporting fee earners with large and/or complex case matters and you will manage a small case load of your own.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducting legal research;
  • Support in managing documents, service and court bundles;
  • Taking minutes of round table and best interest meetings;
  • Organising, collating and summarising mass disclosure (including medical records);
  • Support in producing, amending and finalising evidence;
  • Completing filing and service;
  • Undertaking file reviews and producing matter summaries;
  • Attending court;
  • Taking attendance notes of hearings;
  • Managing follow-up actions and court deadlines;
  • Drafting; and
  • Undertaking an important client-relationship support role including direct contact with clients.

What we are looking for from you

We are looking for a highly organised individual with excellent time management skills and the ability to assimilate information quickly and present it succinctly. A collegiate approach to team working and the ability to build and maintain successful relationships will be essential for this role. You will have a pragmatic, common sense approach to tasks, and the confidence to think independently when necessary. Good IT skills will also be required. You will need to adopt a practical and commercial approach and be an organised, lateral thinker with an eye for detail. Previous paralegal/medico-legal knowledge is desirable but not essential.

Work-life Balance

We offer a substantial benefits package to all employees, which includes 25 days holiday (plus the option to buy up to an additional 5 days), a generous pension scheme and private medical insurance through Vitality (including "phone a GP service", discounted gym membership and 'Vitality' Partner discounts).

All of our people are entitled to a biannual private health assessment through Nuffield Health and are included in the group life assurance scheme. We also have an Employee Assistance Programme (free telephone support and counselling service) and a cycle scheme (Save Tax & NI on a bike for cycling to work).

Where possible, we want to offer all Bevan Brittan people flexibility to work their week in a way that suits them - we operate a hybrid working model based on the needs of our clients, teams and that of the individual. Our core business hours are 9am - 5:15pm Monday to Friday, however we are open to individuals working more flexibly around those times and would welcome a conversation with you if you have any questions.

Responsible Business

To us, being a responsible business is second nature; a core part of Bevan Brittan's identity, running through our culture and embodied by the clients we serve.

Bevan Brittan seeks to play an active role within its local office communities. Through regular fundraising events, support for local initiatives and annual charity donations at Christmas, we have established a culture of giving within the firm. This has laid the foundations for our Responsible Business strategy.

In December 2020 we donated a total of £40,000 to our four regional office charities, with each charity receiving £10,000 towards the causes colleagues support throughout the year. The donations went towards providing vital services after a particularly challenging year. Our current selected charity in Birmingham is InUnity.

We want to demonstrate our commitment to these causes through action rather than words; colleagues from across the firm are already heavily involved, living and breathing the four pillars of our Responsible Business strategy:

  • Community Engagement
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Wellbeing
  • Environmental Sustainability

Collectively, these four pillars ensure we look after our colleagues' wellbeing; offer an environment in which all can progress on merit, regardless of personal circumstances or background; give something back to the communities in which we work; and protect the environment.

Some recent initiatives include:

  • Strava running club: a virtual firm-wide running club on Strava, with regular challenges to keep us all motivated to stay active.
  • Live Cook Along for Black History Month: We hosted a live virtual 'Cook Along' to share the connective power of food and community.
  • UK Disability History Month: We supported the event with informative pieces and real life stories, reflecting our commitment to supporting those of our colleagues who have a disability or who care for someone with a disability.
  • Each lawyer has the opportunity to undertake pro bono legal work for local charities and not-for-profit organisations. This has seen colleagues support the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (Bristol), St Werburgh's City Farm (Bristol) and Moseley Road Swimming Baths (Birmingham) .