Paralegal

Term: Contract
Duration: 6 months
Department: Personal Injury & Medical Negligence
Location: Manchester
The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley, Beijing and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and FTSE 100 companies.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

We have more than 600 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, China, Paris, Germany, Italy, UK, and the US - Silicon Valley. In the UK, we have approximately 700 people working in the London, Manchester and Birmingham.

The firm is growing rapidly and its revenue for 2016/17 was £165 million. The UK accounts for approximately 70% of the headcount.

We were the fastest growing UK law firm last year with 2016/17 revenue of £165 million and were named Law Firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2017.

 

The Team

We require an experienced Paralegal to join our clinical negligence team working on complex, high value work including catastrophic birth injury cases, assisting partners, Paul McNeil and Mark Bowman.

This role will fit a talented Paralegal with experience of working on claimant clinical negligence cases looking for a new challenge and exciting work.

Responsibilities
  • Attending meetings and taking notes
  • Liaising with clients and handling matters with appropriate sensitivity
  • Taking witness statements
  • Attending conferences with counsel and experts
  • Sorting and indexing of medical records
  • Attending court hearings
  • Writing case reports as well as day-to-day correspondence
  • Document control – maintaining accurate records and files
  • Thorough preparation of documentation/cases to trial
  • Research
Key Skills & Experience
  • Excellent academics and/or proven relevant medical background
  • Previous experience as a Paralegal in personal injury or medical negligence is essential
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Previous experience in a similar role desirable
  • Good IT skills including Word, Excel
  • Ability to prioritise and work under pressure
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Fieldfisher recruitment processes are handled by our in house recruitment team. If you are an agency enquiring about partnering with us on recruitment, please direct your correspondence solely to the recruitment team and please do not submit speculative applications under any circumstances.