SENIOR LEGAL ASSISTANT - SERIOUS INJURY

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Salary: Competitive

Senior Legal Assistant - Serious Injury Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 depending on experience Location: Southampton This is a permanent, full time vacancy. My client is a leading law firm featured in The Times’ Best Law Firms, who consistently achieve recognition in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. They are seeking a Senior Legal Assistant to join their Serious Injury team in Southampton. Within the role you will have access to long-term career opportunities and be part of a team that truly values its staff. Their modern offices also boast a subsidised on-site restaurant/coffee shop. Working alongside two very experienced and supportive Senior Legal Assistants, you will provide direct support to lawyers across the team, handling a mixture of duties, including: * Initial advice and guidance to new clients by phone or email * Acting as a point of contact and team liaison throughout the course of a matter, ensuring Clients receive the excellent care that our team is known for * File opening and closure (and associated due diligence such as AML compliance) * Supporting the credit control process by creating bills and paying invoices * Administrative tasks such as: * creating digital and off-line bundles, * typing from dictation, and; * collating medical records. This is a fantastic opportunity for a career Legal Assistant who is looking for that next step into a role that entails more responsibility and access to an outstanding quality of work. This would also suit a Senior / Legal Assistant keen to be involved in Serious Injury work. The Serious Injury Team has received recognition in the Legal 500 and Chamber’s & Partners for the quality of services they provide. The team supports clients who have suffered catastrophic and life-changing injuries, guiding them through the claims process and helping them to secure significant settlements. Their team predominantly handle complex and high-value matters arising from; * Adult brain injuries * Child brain injuries * Complex orthopaedic injuries (including amputations) * Fatal incidents (including inquests) Skills and experience required: * A Legal Assistant (or similarly experienced legal support professional) with prior experience working in Serious Injury, Personal Injury, Medical Negligence, or Litigation. * Alternatively, an individual with prior experience working in the health sector or another type of medical environment would also be of real interest, where administrative or secretarial support has been at the forefront of your experience. * Engaging, empathetic, and friendly communication style, with the ability to interact confidently with clients (and their families) who are going through an extremely difficult time. * Excellent organisation skills, and a naturally proactive approach to your duties. * A willingness to get stuck in and support others across the team when needed. Benefits: As a career firm, they reward the work their people undertake with continued personal development opportunities in a friendly and supportive working environment. In most roles, they are also open to supporting hybrid, flexible working and different work patterns. My client also offers great benefits including 28 days’ annual leave, private medical insurance, income protection, life assurance, firmwide bonus scheme and a generous pension scheme

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