Legal Assistant -Clinical Negligence

Permanent employee, Full-time · Marks Tey

The Role
Your primary role as a Legal Assistant, working within our Clinical Negligence and Serious Injury Team, will be to assist the lawyers progressing their cases, which will include the following day to day tasks:

  • Assisting with Access Requests for medical records and associated follow up
  • Sorting medical records to produce relevant chronologies
  • Obtaining additional or missing records or information
  • Paginating medical records 
  • Collating documents to accompany instructions to experts/counsel
  • Researching/approaching medical experts
  • Liaising with clients over the phone or by email
  • Liaising with the Court and other third parties over the phone or by email
  • Liaising with Defendant representatives over the phone or by email
  • Drafting letters/documents
  • Drafting witness statements
  • Arranging appointments and conferences
  • Opening files and drafting new client packs
  • Insuring cases
  • Assisting with taking new claims enquiries and obtaining all relevant information when required
  • Updating internal systems 
  • Assisting Fee Earners and carrying out other ad hoc tasks that assist the team
  • Maintaining compliance in accordance with internal policies and GDPR
What experience do I need?
We are looking for an experienced Legal Administrative Support Secretary or Legal Assistant looking for their next role. You should demonstrate an interest for working within a Clinical Negligence and Serious Injury department and will ideally have previous experience of working in a role that has had to deal with medical records and chronologies. We will consider candidates with PI experience.
What skills should I have? 
  • Conscientious and meticulous with great attention to detail
  • Strong IT skills, particularly experience with having used customer/client databases and MS packages such as Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Analytical skills 
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • A great team player
  • Flexible
What are we offering?
  • A supportive, relaxed and flexible work environment in an experienced and growing team.
  • 28 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays
  • Medicash and Unum dental cash back schemes after 1 years’ service
  • Life Insurance
  • EAP and various other physical and mental wellbeing support services 
  • Family friendly policies such as enhanced maternity and paternity pay plus, family events leave
  • Company sick pay
  • Cycle scheme

About us

Holmes & Hills Solicitors is a large regional firm of solicitors with seven offices across Essex and Suffolk and over 200 legal professionals across a number of specialist departments. Holmes & Hills works in partnership with clients across East Anglia, including businesses, individuals, families and local authorities, to build long standing relationships, protect clients' interests and support clients' growth and development.

Working in partnership with businesses and individuals

Holmes & Hills' large team of legal experts work in partnership with individuals and organisations to provide them with truly proactive legal services through personal relationships. Acting as a trusted advisor to clients, we take the time to understand clients' needs and objectives before delivering practical advice through a personal and accessible approach.

Independently recognised as a leading law firm

Holmes & Hills Solicitors is independently recognised by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners - two independent directories of the UK’s top law firms - as being a leading supplier of legal services in the region.

These accreditations give our clients the confidence that the legal advice and representation they receive from Holmes & Hills is some of the best available.

Our clients range from established and growing businesses whose brands are recognised and sold around the world and local authorities across the region, through to families and first-time home buyers.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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