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Paralegal – Health Care Regulatory
Birmingham, Bristol or Leeds
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.
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
Support in producing, amending and finalising evidence;
Completing filing and service;
Undertaking file reviews and producing matter summaries;
Taking attendance notes of hearings;
Managing follow-up actions and court deadlines;
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.
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.
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
Diversity & Inclusion
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) .