Opportunity Available

Job Role: Paralegal—Medical Negligence Team

Type: Permanent, full time

Hours: 36 hours per week Monday-Friday (9am to 5.15pm/5pm on a Friday)

We will consider part time/alternative hours for the right candidates.

Location: Kirkby or Huyton Office
12 Newtown Gardens L32 8RR or 26 Sherborne Square L36 9UR

We are committed to providing employees with meaningful opportunities and therefore welcome applications from those looking for prospects of career development.

The Role
We are seeking applications from Paralegals who ideally have at least 2 years’ experience in Litigation work (Medical Negligence experience is ideal but not essential).

The successful candidate will require the skills and knowledge to work independently on files and the ability to meet targets. To achieve this, you will have a genuine interest in Litigation, be able to work in a team, as well as independently, and have strong communication skills.

In addition, you will have effective time management skills to prioritise work and meet deadlines and have strong attention to detail.

Main Duties
• Performing legal research to assist with case progression.
• Dealing with new enquiries and preparing initial paperwork.
• Discussing funding options with clients.
• Preparing documents such as Letters of Claim and Witness Statements.
• Preparing Court forms such as Claim Forms and Certificates of Service.
• Preparing Instructions to experts and Counsel.
• Obtaining and reviewing medical records.
• Assisting other Fee Earners in the Team, as and when required.

Salary and Benefits
The salary range for this role is £21,000 to £26,000pa depending on experience.

Annual holiday entitlement in a full calendar year is 20 days (increasing yearly to 25 days after 5 years’ service). This is in addition to bank holidays and an extra 3 days to be used between Christmas and New Year.

At Maxwell Hodge, we offer Hybrid working; Social and wellbeing events; Birthday Leave; Company sick pay, Dependant’s Leave and Career progression. To find out more about working at Maxwell Hodge, see our Careers page.

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.

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.