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Job Title Paralegal - Healthcare
Job Location Birmingham
Job Type Paralegal
Expertise Casualty & Healthcare

Job Description | Paralegal, Healthcare

The Role

Department: Healthcare

Location: Manchester / Birmingham

Role: Paralegal, Permanent

The Team

Driven by the unprecedented demands of an ageing global population and growing levels of lifestyle-related chronic diseases around the world, the global healthcare sector is undergoing a period of rapid change.

Our multidisciplinary global healthcare group draws upon expertise across the firm and comprises of lawyers who specialises who specialise in litigation, coroner's inquests, the Court of Protection, capacity and consent, projects and construction, real estate, corporate, insurance, intellectual property, commercial, IT, regulatory and employment.

Our clients include public and private hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, healthcare suppliers and distributors as well as healthcare companies, private equity firms specialising in healthcare investments, health ministries and authorities.

Our Healthcare team is expanding and focuses on NHS and private medical malpractice claims.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting the fee earners on day to day file management
  • Assisting on healthcare claims
  • Reviewing expert evidence and preparing reports
  • Preparing court bundles
  • Drafting letters of instruction, requests, Instructions to Counsel
  • Preparing briefing notes, action plans, file notes and attendance notes
  • Reviewing reports and statements and other relevant documents
  • Drafting and proof reading documents
  • Liaising with and meeting clients with a high level of professionalism
  • Conducting research and keeping up to date with legal and industry practices
  • Managing day to day deadlines with the ability to prioritise and manage time effectively
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ensure files and spreadsheets are maintained and updated
  • Adhoc tasks as required

Essential Skills & Experience

  • An undergraduate law degree or equivalent (minimum 2:1 required)
  • Strong IT skills and proficient in Microsoft office
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to plan and prioritise effectively
  • Previous paralegal experience is desirable but not essential.

The Firm

Clyde & Co is a leading global law firm, specialising in the sectors that underpin global trade and commercial activity, namely: insurance, transport, construction, energy, trade and commodities. It is globally integrated, offering a comprehensive range of contentious and non-contentious legal services and commercially-minded legal advice to businesses operating across the world. Clyde & Co is committed to operating in a responsible way. This means progressing towards a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the diversity of its communities and clients, using its legal skills to support its communities through pro bono work, volunteering and charitable partnerships, and minimising the impact it has on the environment. The firm has 480 partners, 2400 lawyers, 3200 legal professionals and 5000 people overall in over 60 offices and associated offices worldwide.

Our Values

Our values are the principles that guide the decisions we make, unite us in our endeavours and strengthen our delivery, for our clients and our firm. We:

  • Work as one We are a globally connected team of talented people who act with a firm-first mentality to achieve success
  • Excel with clients We aim high and challenge ourselves to deliver unique excellence for our clients, keeping them at the centre of everything we do
  • Celebrate difference We help each other to be at our best and believe our differences result in greater achievement
  • Act boldly We seek new opportunities, take action and learn as we go, recognising that curiosity drives our development and contributes to growth

Role Competency Requirements

Clyde & Co is committed to providing extensive, personal and professional development opportunities for our people enabling them to be highly effective in their current role as well as assisting them to fulfil their career aspirations.

The competencies are used to inform all aspects of career development. They vary across levels and different business areas and fall under the following areas:

Technical Excellence

Technical legal expertise: the knowledge of the law and ability to apply it

Research: the ability to conduct research effectively and apply it commercially

Managing legal processes: the ability to ensure all legal processes are followed efficiently and effectively

People and Team

Guiding individual performance and development: develops the skills of self and others

Teamwork and collaboration: working cooperatively and effectively with others

Leadership: creating high performing teams

Client Relationships and Business Development

Building business relationships: establishing, maintaining and using relationships to create and develop business opportunities

Commercial thinking: understanding the commercial drivers

Cross-selling and business development

Finance and Practice Management

Finance management and understanding of the business

Project management: ensuring projects are delivered

Knowledge sharing

Personal Effectiveness


Clarity of thinking

Personal contribution

This is the job description as constituted at present; however the Firm reserves the right to reasonably amend it in accordance with the changing needs of the business.



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