We have an exciting opportunity for a Litigation Assistant to join our Legal Services based in Leeds!
As our Litigation Assistant, you will be joining a proactive and contentious Member Cases and Claims Division that is at the forefront of protecting the careers, reputation and financial risk of our members worldwide.
You will play a pivotal role in supporting the Litigation Solicitors in the provision of excellent legal services for members, consisting primarily in the defence of litigated clinical negligence claims, which is trusted and valued and provides fair treatment and outcomes.
This role sits under MPS’ ‘Hybrid Persona’ meaning there will be a blend of home and office-based working, to suit you and the needs of the business. This is typically 1-2 days per week on-site.
We know flexibility is important to people and at MPS we want you to have the best work-life balance possible. We therefore welcome applications from all candidates, including those who may benefit from flexible working – e.g. part time, job sharing.
Litigation Assistants are an integral part of an inclusive team with several key functions, which help to keep cases moving in the right direction. A successful Assistant will feel empowered to take proactive steps in a case and will recognise when to refer an issue for guidance.
- Communicating with members, Counsel, experts, third party solicitors and Court.
- Reviewing incoming communications on assigned caseloads
- Arranging member meetings and conferences
- Attending and taking notes at proofing meetings, conferences, hearings and trials
- Instructing experts and counsel
- Legal research
- Producing chronologies and case plans
- Drafting relevant Court documents
- Adhering to CPR deadlines
The Ideal Candidate
We are seeking applications from candidates who have legal qualifications and / or legal experience working in a within a clinical negligence setting or in-house legal team.
We are looking for self-motivated team players with excellent written and verbal communication skills who are dedicated to working in a cohesive and efficient team. As you can imagine the nature of this work can varying in complexity, so you will be required to demonstrate excellent organisational skills and attention to detail. The ideal candidate will efficiently manage several deadlines at one time by having a flexible approach and not compromise on quality.
We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, and we encourage you to apply even if you feel you do not match 100% of the technical requirements. We celebrate diversity, promote inclusivity and strive to create a work environment which ensures everyone can be heard.
What’s important to MPS is that our people live our values of Member First, Ambitious, Determined and Empowered.
Alongside a competitive salary as stated above, you will also receive:
- Up to 10% discretionary annual bonus
- Generous matched pension scheme
- 25 days annual leave plus flexible bank holidays (option to buy/sell additional 5 days)
- Private Medical Cover
- Healthcare cash plan
- 6x salary death in service
- A personal GP service enabling you to get a video consultation with a NHS-registered private GP
- Employee Assistance Programme
- A range of shopping discounts from major high-street retailers
About the Company
Medical Protection Society (MPS) is the world’s leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals. We protect and support the professional interests of almost 300,000 members around the world, in countries as diverse as the United Kingdom, South Africa and Hong Kong.
Our philosophy is to support safe practice in medicine and dentistry by helping to avert problems in the first place. We also actively campaign for regulatory and legal reforms that benefit members and the wider healthcare professions. Membership provides access to expert advice and support together with the right to request indemnity for complaints or claims arising from professional practice.
We continue to invest in our team to ensure that we are delivering the best possible service for members. This was recognised in 2016 when we were awarded an Investors in People Silver award.