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May 13 / Huyton, Vacancies

Lifetime Planning Lawyer – Huyton

Opportunity Available

Job Role:                   Lawyer

Team:                         Lifetime Planning    

Type:                           Fulltime, Permanent

Hours:                        9am-5pm, Monday-Friday

(alternative hours will be considered for the right candidate).

Location:                   Huyton Office, 26 Sherborne Square, L36 9UR

Experience:               5+ years PQE.

Previous Team Leader experience advantageous.

Must have driving licence and own car.

The Role

We are seeking applications from qualified Solicitors/Legal Executives who ideally have at least 5 years’ post qualification experience in all Private Client matters (including Wills, LPAs, Probate and Court of Protection), and who are keen to develop their own caseload and contribute to the growth of the Team through marketing and business development.

There is a broad range of high-quality work and the successful applicant will enjoy the autonomy of managing their own caseload whilst benefiting from the support of an experienced Team. There may also be occasional travel to any of our other offices to provide support or attend to clients.

Team Leader

We want to hear from candidates who are keen to progress and have management aspirations, as ideally, we want this role to progress after the 6-month probation period into a Trainee Team Leader position.

This will involve a period of 12-months training, working closely with the Director Responsible for the Team in relation to strategy, team plans and performance reviews for other members of the Team.

Salary and Benefits

The salary for this role is between £40,000 and £50,000 (plus Team Leader incentive) per annum depending on experience.

Annual holiday entitlement in a full calendar year is 25 days. This is in addition to bank holidays and an extra 3 days to be used between Christmas and New Year.

We have a health benefit in place, which employees are eligible to join after 6 months’ service.

In addition, we offer company sick pay, as well as paid dependant’s leave.

Check out our Careers’ page for more information.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

We are committed to ensuring our working practices and job roles are inclusive to meet a wide variety of needs. Therefore, should you require any reasonable adjustments or have access requirements, please make us aware when applying for the position so that we can arrange a suitable interview. Successful candidates will be asked about reasonable adjustments for their employment at Maxwell Hodge when they are formally offered the position, so that we can ensure the role meets their requirements.

About Maxwell Hodge

Maxwell Hodge is an independent firm of solicitors with 7 offices across Merseyside and Wirral. We were established over 150 years ago and our focus is on providing the best legal service and advice for our clients. With a solid reputation, well ingrained in the local community, we offer an excellent working environment.

We offer a good working environment, where you can attend social and wellbeing events, have regular performance reviews with management and benefit from birthday leave, employer supported volunteering, an annual salary review and different reward and recognition incentives.

As a company, we are committed to providing employees with meaningful opportunities and therefore welcome applications from those looking for prospects of career development.

If you are interested in joining our team, please send your CV and covering letter to sarahboynton@maxweb.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

May 9 / Networking

Simply Castle Street – Friday 17th May 2024

Our next Simply Castle Street networking is taking place on Friday 17th May 2024, 10:30am-12.00pm, at the brilliant venue, Hotel Indigo, 10 Chapel Street, Liverpool L3 9AG

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May 8 / Litigation

Case Study – Medical Negligence

We have successfully concluded a medical negligence claim for one of our clients.

In 2018, during a pregnancy, a patient experienced ongoing and severe abdominal pain and nausea. She was also losing blood from her rectum. She was advised to visit her GP by her midwife. She visited her GP on several occasions during her pregnancy complaining of rectal bleeding and abdominal pain. She was advised to “watch and wait.” The symptoms continued and became worse throughout the pregnancy. She eventually presented herself at hospital. Her abdominal pain and nausea persisted.

She had her baby safely in autumn of 2018. The symptoms of abdominal pain and rectal bleeding worsened, and she was unable to tolerate the pain any longer.

In late 2018 she attended hospital and was admitted for investigations. An abdominal ultrasound scan was performed in addition to other investigations, and she was informed that she had abscesses on her liver. She was advised that she had black spots on her liver. No explanation was given for these spots and no other investigations were carried out. Intravenous antibiotics were administered. A needle aspiration was performed for the liver lesions. Samples were sent for microbiology but not cytology. This was a failure which was later admitted by the hospital.

She was discharged from hospital with intravenous and oral antibiotics. Over the course of the next 6 weeks, she received 6 courses of oral antibiotics in addition to intravenous antibiotics. The abdominal pain persisted.

She was to be reviewed in clinic 6 weeks after discharge. This appointment was never made, and she became lost to follow up for a period of time.

In early 2019 she was admitted to hospital with worsening abdominal pain and nausea in addition to persisting rectal bleeding. Investigations were performed.

She was later diagnosed with terminal liver cancer and commenced chemotherapy. However sadly she passed away as a result of her illness.

A claim was brought by the deceased’s next of kin on behalf of her estate.

Liability was thankfully accepted, and a settlement reached for the estate prior to any proceedings being issued.

The difficulty with these cases is establishing medical causation, that means that the patient would have had a better outcome overall. Sadly, in this case, the medical experts felt that the patient would have had the same outcome however there had been a delay which had increased the pain and suffering. As such compensation was secured for the estate.

May 8 / Vacancies, Woolton

Conveyancing Assistant – Woolton Branch

Opportunity Available

Job Role: Conveyancing Administrator

Type: Fulltime, permanent

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May 3 / Testimonials

VERY PLEASANT AND HELPFUL

Personal Injury – January 2024 – Lily Lammond.

“I am very pleased with the service I received from Lily Lammond. She was always very pleasant and helpful”.

May 3 / Testimonials

EXCELLENT FROM START TO FINISH

Will & Lasting Power of Attorney – January 2024 – Andrea Ashton

“Excellent from start to finish. All staff helpful and polite, a credit to the business”.

April 30 / Wellbeing

Stress Awareness Month, April 2024 – Positive V Negative Stress – Managing Stress Effectively

What is Stress?

Stress can lurk in all aspects of our lives whether that be in response to personal or professional pressures, or sometimes a combination of both

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April 29 / Wellbeing

Stress Awareness Month, April 2024 – The Power of Resilience

What is Resilience?

Being resilient means adapting and bouncing back when something difficult happens (Miles, 2022)

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April 29 / Wellbeing

Stress Awareness Month, April 2024 – Understanding Parental Mental Health

Parental Mental Health and Managing Family Stress

Being a parent brings a lot of challenges and for parents that have a mental health problem, these challenges can be exacerbated

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April 25 / Kirkby, Vacancies

Paralegal – Kirkby Branch

Opportunity Available

 Job Role:                        Paralegal

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