Our market-leading catastrophic injury
specialists are trusted around the world by general and specialist
insurers corporations, and health and public sector bodies to defend
their most serious and highest value cases.
We handle the whole range of complex and
high value claims including fatality, acquired brain injury, spinal
cord damage, amputation, chronic pain, the funding of long-term care
The role would be assisting lead lawyers
and partners - no more than two - in every aspect of their cases.
With cases involving such serious injury the team adopt a very
forensic approach to liability and valuation aspects of the case. It
would be assisting with those, instructing counsel and medical
experts, taking statements, assessing evidence, reviewing medical
records, attending conferences with counsel and court etc. Every
case is different and all really interesting.
We act for most insurers and have team
recognised for their technical excellence.
At the same time we would focus on your
development and training generally so as to ensure you are
progressing against objectives. We have fabulous brand new offices
in Manchester. Our paralegals come in 3 days a week and work from
home the others. Being around the partners ensures great training
Your role will involve assisting the Fee Earner with
all aspects of the day to day management of claims, everything from
assisting with liability enquiries, obtaining and reviewing medical
records and reports, drafting witness statements, preparing
instructions to Experts and Counsel, preparing Counsel/Court bundles
and any general admin duties.
Essential Skills & Experience
Applicants must have excellent communication and
organisational skills, along with the ability to work well under
pressure and to strict deadlines. Although not essential, knowledge
of the litigation process would be useful. Successful completion of
the Legal Practice Course is an advantage.