Opportunity Available

 Job Role:                        Paralegal

 Team:                              Medical Negligence

 Type:                                Fulltime, Permanent

Hours:                              9am-5pm, Monday-Friday

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

Location:                          Kirkby Office, 12 Newtown Gardens, L32 8RR

 Experience:                    Previous Paralegal / Litigation experience is advantageous.

The Role

 We are seeking applications from Paralegals who ideally have at least 2 years’ experience (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 for this role is between £22,000 and £25,000 per annum depending on experience.

Annual holiday entitlement in a full calendar year is 20 days, increasing yearly to 25 days by 5 years’ service. 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.