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Clinical Risk Paralegal- Southampton

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Job Introduction

We are looking to strengthen our Clinical Risk team and currently we have an opportunity for a Paralegal to join us in our new Southampton office. This role presents an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and commercially minded individual to join a progressive and highly specialised team representing some of the UK’s leading healthcare providers

Role Responsibility

  • Independently managing matters requiring pre-litigation investigation with increasing responsibility for setting own tactics/strategy in conjunction with a supervisor.
  • Assisting the team on interesting and high value work consisting of pre-lit and litigated defendant clinical negligence claims on behalf of the NHS, Independent Healthcare Providers and their indemnifiers. This will involve a wide range of task-based work, including instructing experts and counsel, liaising with witnesses, arranging conferences, drafting documents, dealing with disclosure issues, preparing cases through to Trial. There will also be opportunities to attend conferences and hearings with counsel.
  • Adhering closely to client protocol and process, using our bespoke case management system.
  • Working to deadlines, prioritising workload and meeting conflicting demands as necessary, working with appropriate levels of supervision.
  • Making an appropriate contribution to non fee-earning activity e.g. knowledge sharing, training, client seminars and business development.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Ideally a recent graduate with a strong academic background; although previous paralegal experience is welcomed.
  • Strong technical skill and an ability to understand and work through complex issues.
  • An ability to adopt a commercial perspective rather than an ‘academic’ approach to legal issues and to be highly client- focused.
  • Ability to deal confidently and professionally with clients on day to day issues building up strong relationships.

About the Company

We are a leading international legal business with over 2,400 colleagues and a diverse range of capabilities. We act for the majority of the top 30 insurance and financial services companies operating in the UK.

At DAC Beachcroft, we don’t just accept your differences we celebrate them.  From bespoke solutions for our clients, to treating you like an individual.  Our strength comes from your diverse ideas and bringing the whole you to work. So if you’re good at what you do, come as you are.  We welcome direct applications and are happy to talk flexible working.

If this opportunity sounds of interest to you, please make an application and submit your CV.  Your application will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

If you are interested in applying for this job, please send your CV with a brief covering email to

DAC Beachcroft

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