PERSONAL INJURY/ CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE LEGAL ASSISTANT

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Salary: Competitive

Legal Assistant (Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence) Cardiff Up to £24k Permanent, full time (Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm Regional traditional law firm non volume Annual Leave: 23 days annual leave plus BH's plus 1 day for birthday and 1 personal day The firm combines a fresh and forward-thinking approach with a client-focused, local feel to deliver a range of award-winning, quality services. This role will play a crucial role in supporting our fee earners with the management of Personal Injury cases. Under supervision, you will support an appropriately sized caseload of personal injury cases. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES As a Legal Assistant in our Personal Injury Team, you will be responsible for: Supporting our fee earners with the management of their caseload of personal injury cases. Drafting Claim Notification Forms. Drafting variety of court documents including witness statements. Drafting instructions to counsel and medical experts. Drafting Schedules of Loss and court documents. Reviewing medical evidence. Preparing bundles. Liaising with clients where necessary. Conducting legal research. Assessing and advising on evidence, liability, and quantum. Working efficiently, meeting deadlines, and prioritizing tasks. Maintaining strong file management skills. Collaborating with the team to achieve unit objectives. Communicating clearly and effectively. Any other reasonable duties and responsibilities as directed by your line manager or Director. ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE You will be a personal injury paralegal or legal assistant with some experience in assisting or handling your own litigated caseload. Multi-track experience is advantageous as the caseload will be truly varied. You will have experience of running cases through a low value claims portal. Knowledge of personal injury case handling is essential. Familiarity with CPR, rules on evidence, litigation process, and funding as applicable. Ability to assess and advise on evidence, causation, liability, and quantum. Strong ability to work efficiently, meet deadlines, and prioritise tasks. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including drafting. Competence in using Microsoft Outlook and Word. Experience in handling Fast Track claims, including the litigation process. Proven ability in numeracy and strong verbal and written communication skills. For a confidential discussion on this role please contact Daniel Mason at our head offices

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