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Legal Secretary (Clinical Risk) - Newcastle

Job Introduction

Clinical and Healthcare Risk is a core part of our business and the leading law firm in this field in the UK. Our teams are based in Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow and Winchester allowing us to offer truly national coverage to both public and private healthcare clients.

Role Responsibility

The tasks are varied and involve (however not restricted) to the following: 

  • Answering/making telephone calls
  • Managing case management system.
  • Preparing documentation bundles and use of e-bundling software (where appropriate) to include use of PDF docs and Sharefile.
  • Maintain accurate management and client information on an ongoing basis, in line with client and location protocols. 
  • Use of encryption software.
  • Booking client meetings.
  • Assisting with the planning and booking of travel arrangements.
  • Ensuring client contact information is kept up to date and data is accurate.
  • Handle confidential information in line with the firms data security protocols.
  • Checking incoming post – ensuring saved to Solcase, named correctly, shown to fee earner if applicable) and then put in to PG&R file or post cupboard.
  • Uploading and downloading to client's case management systems.
  • Assisting the team to work electronically and maintain a paperless environment
  • Any other duties as may be reasonably required for the performance of your role

The Ideal Candidate

Technical Skills & Experience

  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent with minimum C grade passes in Maths and English.
  • Previous experience as a legal secretary is preferred with a minimum typing speed of 65wpm
  • Must have good IT skills.
  • Knowledge/previous experience of database systems would be an advantage.  Good keyboard skills are also essential.


Personal Skills

  • Quality and customer service oriented with a concern for accuracy and an eye for detail.
  • Enthusiastic and flexible.  Willing to contribute and support others as part of a team effort.
  • Able to work to deadlines and prioritise own workload effectively.
  • Able to progress tasks using own initiative, seeking guidance and input from others where appropriate.
  • Confident oral and written communication skills.

About the Company

We are a leading international legal business with over 2,500 colleagues and a diverse range of capabilities. We have 11 offices in the UK as well as offices in Dublin, Madrid, Paris, Singapore, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Miami. We also have associations/alliances with firms in Malaysia, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Central America, the USA, Australia and Germany.

We are a broad-based commercial firm with a strong heritage in insurance, health and real estate. This is complemented by a fast-growing Business Advisory capability. We represent a wide range of clients, ranging from household names to government departments and NHS bodies. We act for all of the UK’s top-ten insurers, we are market leaders in the provision of strategic, commercial and regulatory advice to providers and commissioners in the health sector, and in real estate we advise all of the UK’s top-12 housebuilders.

We have an impressive legal pedigree, with 142 Chambers UK 2021 practice area and individual lawyer rankings. In Legal 500 UK 2021, the firm received a top tier ranking for 37 of its practice areas, and 58 DACB lawyers were singled out in the ‘Leading Individual' rankings.

Our successes have been recognised by the legal industry and the markets in which we operate. These accolades include two top prizes in the ‘Excellence in Business Development’ and ‘Excellence in Technology & Innovation’ categories of the 2020 Law Society Excellence Awards – the highest accolade for law firms in England & Wales. Our health sector team won the ‘Crisis Management Team of the Year’ award at the 2020 British Legal Awards for its support to the NHS at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and our Cyber & Data Risk team received the ‘Business Development Innovation Award’ at the 2020 Legal Innovation Awards, as well as ‘Cyber Law Firm of the Year’ at the prestigious Insurance Insider Cyber Rankings Awards, for its market-leading suite of digital tools to help our clients prepare for and respond to cyber and data risk crises.

Our vision is to be leading business advisers, recognised for our insight and our outstanding commitment to clients, and for being the place where talented people want to work. For further details on our work and our culture, please visit www.dacbeachcroft.com.

Application Details

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.

We also want you to be at your very best.  Please feel free to let us know of any changes we can make at any point in the recruitment process that will help support your application.  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.

DAC Beachcroft wants to encourage disabled people to apply for jobs and give them an opportunity to show their skills, talent and abilities at the interview stage.  If you have a long term health condition which has an adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day to day activities and feel you meet the minimum criteria for this vacancy as set out in this advert then please contact recruitment@dacbeachcroft.com in confidence, quoting the reference number for this vacancy in the subject box of your email, and a member of the Recruitment team will be in touch.

Note for Recruitment Agencies – the DAC Beachcroft recruitment team is responsible for managing all current vacancies through direct hiring and referrals wherever possible.  We do work with recruitment agencies and where we require external support we will formally release those vacancies to the agencies on our Preferred Supplier List deemed best placed to assist us.  Speculative CVs sent by any agency to any DAC Beachcroft employee without a specific request by the recruitment team will not be accepted and with no introduction fee applicable.  Our recruitment team can be contacted at recruitment@dacbeachcroft.com

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