• Legal Assistant - Clinical Negligence

    Job Locations UK-Bath
    Job ID
    2018-1340
    Department
    Clinical Negligence
    Type
    Fixed Term Contract- Full Time
    Salary
    Competitive
  • About the Role

     

    We are looking for a Legal Assistant - Claims Handler to join our Clinical Negligence team to cover maternity leave starting from March 2019 fixed term. This Legal Assistant role will be responsible for screening new Clinical Negligence enquiries working in our highly regarded Clinical Negligence team in our Bath office.

     

    This role will include taking in-bound new enquiries by phone and email, investigating the prospects, securing funding and progressing cases to the relevant point.

     

    This role will suit a client-focused individual with exceptional organisational and communication skills. Previous experience in a Claims Handler position would be highly beneficial.

      

    Responsibilities of the Role

     

    • To screen new enquiries coming into the department, obtain funding where appropriate & conduct cases to a suitable stage for transfer to other fee earners, under the supervision of senior members of the team
    • Secure new client relationships
    • To liaise with the Partners & other fee earners within the Department & where applicable to transfer work as directed
    • To service the needs of Clients efficiently & to a high level
    • Earn fees in line with the agreed targets
    • To take part in department marketing activities as required

     

    About You

    Skills & Experience:

    • Educated to degree level in a Legal discipline
    • Post graduate legal qualifications are highly desirable
    • Previous experience in a Claims Handler/Legal Assistant/Paralegal position
    • Understanding or experience within medical law or practice would be highly beneficial
    • Helpful & understanding of client needs
    • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to build rapport on the telephone
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Ability to work in a pressurised environment and meet multiple deadlines
    • Enthusiastic, “can do” approach to work
    • Enjoys working in a team and adds value 

    Behaviours:

    • Positive Attitude to Work- Approaches work with positivity and energy and thrives in a busy environment.
    • Effective Communicator- Clearly conveys information and ideas through the relevant media. Speaks in Plain English.
    • Self Aware- Recognises personal strengths and weaknesses and uses that knowledge to interact positively with others. Maintains a professional impression.
    • Team Player- Actively participates as a member of a team. Develops and maintains relationships with others.
    • Resilient- Functions effectively under pressure and handles difficult circumstances in a manner that is acceptable to others and Royds Withy King.
    • Open to Change- Receptive to new ways of working with the ability to be flexible in approaching tasks and problems.
    • Please note that closing dates on vacancies are provided as a guideline.

    Royds Withy King reserves the right to close a vacancy earlier than the stated closing date.

    About Us

    Royds Withy King is a UK Top 100 law firm with robust commercial, private client, personal injury and clinical negligence practices. It has the combined expertise of over 500 staff across offices in Bath, London, Oxford and Wiltshire and is a founding member of the international network of independent law firms, Interleges.

     

    Royds Withy King uses its experience to put clients ahead of the curve and places client relationships at the heart of everything it does. Royds Withy King achieved eight top tier rankings in The Legal 500 2017 and 39 lawyers were ranked as ‘Leaders in their Field’ in Chambers & Partners UK 2018, both leading guides to the law.

    The firm is proud to be ranked for the last five years as a Sunday Times 100 Best Company to Work for. Royds Withy King also received a three star ‘extraordinary’ accreditation from Best Companies in 2017 – one of just six UK law firms to have done so.

    For further information about Royds Withy King, visit roydswithyking.com, follow us on Twitter @RoydsWithyKing or read our latest news and views on LinkedIn.

     

     

     

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