- Based in Edinburgh
- 6 Month FTC
- Competitive Salary & Benefits Package
The Medical Protection Society Limited (“MPS”) is the world’s leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals. We protect and support the professional interests of more than 300,000 members around the world. Membership provides access to expert advice and support together with the right to request indemnity for any complaints or claims arising from professional practice.
Our in-house experts assist with the wide range of legal and ethical problems that arise from professional practice. This can include clinical negligence claims, complaints, medical and dental council inquiries, legal and ethical dilemmas, disciplinary procedures, inquests and fatal accident inquiries.
We are currently recruiting a Claims Assistant on a 6 month contract, to be based in our Edinburgh office. The successful candidate will be required to offer professional support to our in-house lawyers managing a portfolio of overseas clinical negligence claims on behalf of doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals.
In particular, the Claims Assistants will liaise with members, external/panel law firms and third parties; undertake legal/medical/quantum research; monitor/triage the claims team’s incoming post; run conflict checks with panel firms; attend to routine correspondence and prepare standard letters; set electronic tasks/reminders; proactively manage and monitor progression of claims; run reports and maintain spread sheets/data logs; manage a small caseload under supervision and provide ad hoc support to the claims team.
In order to be considered, applicants must be able to demonstrate experience as a Paralegal or Legal Assistant / Executive in a Clinical Negligence team. You will need experience of claims and litigation. We may consider applicants with high value/catastrophic personal injury experience.
In return, we offer a great working environment in conveniently located offices. We offer an exceptional benefits package, including a 12% pension scheme, 25 days paid holiday (in addition to public holidays), private medical insurance and a health care cash plan, car allowance and childcare vouchers.
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To apply, please send a CV along with salary expectation to firstname.lastname@example.org for the attention of Sarah Speechly.