PA to Clinical Negligence Solicitors

Posted 14 September 2023
Salary £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Job type Permanent
Specialism Legal
Expiry 14 October 2023

Job description

Established in 2000, we are an award-winning law firm that deals personal injury and clinical negligence claims. Based in Manchester, we serve clients nationwide. We are proud of the work we do helping injured people, and this is our core business.

We are currently ranked 93 in the Top 200 UK Law firms and are a Legal 500 Recognised Leading Firm for both Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence. We have a 5-star ranking with Trust Pilot from over 4,500 reviews, which, coming from our clients, means a lot to us.

Our established Clinical Negligence team is currently looking for a PA to assist two solicitors within the department.

The ideal candidate must have legal secretarial experience, within a Clinical Negligence department. Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, and a strong command of English spelling, punctuation and grammar are both essential. An audio typing speed of 65+ wpm is a distinct advantage. The PA is expected to be pro-active and to use a high degree of self-management and initiative.

Key Responsibilities

To prepare correspondence and documents through audiotyping and word processing.
To administer filing which will include daily filing and the opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files in accordance with the detailed procedure contained in the Office Manual.
To prepare mail and enclosures for despatch if required.
To arrange for all copying to be done, in person if the admin assistant is not available to undertake the task.
To make appointments, arrange meetings and to manage the fee earner diaries
To provide support to other secretaries and the administration team as required.
To attend clients both in person and on the telephone and to provide such support in a professional and friendly manner in keeping with the firm's standards for client care.
To undertake any specific training when required to do so and overall to have a responsibility towards self-development.
To ensure the confidentiality of all the firm's and clients' documentation and information.
Help us live the 4-service promise and deliver excellent levels of client care.
Person specification

(Essential criteria)

Demonstrable legal secretarial experience
Computer literate
Excellent command of English spelling, punctuation and grammar (we may test at interview)
Excellent word processing and audio typing skills
Excellent customer service skills, including professional and friendly telephone manner.
Experience of working in a Personal Injury law firm, or civil litigation firm
Experience of dealing with Clinical Negligence matters.

(Desirable criteria)

Knowledge of the Proclaim case management system
Audio typing speed of 65+ words per minute
Experience of working with court forms and creating pleadings
Experience of digital dictation, ideally Big Hand


Salary 25k-30k depending on experience.
Hybrid working available after probation period.
23 days holiday a year, rising to 26 days (3 days reserved for Christmas closure of the office)
3 holiday buy backs per year after 1 year of service
Extra day's holiday for your birthday after 2 years' service.
Private medical insurance available after 2 years' service
Attending fee earner meetings and training sessions (every other month)
Death in Service - 2 x salary
Active social committee with generous departmental and firm-wide social budget.
Active training culture and various groups and events such as Diversity & Inclusion.
Netball / Football team, 10km Manchester team and more.
Enhanced Maternity Leave payment if you have over 1 year tenure
Other benefits including Employee Assistance Programme, free fruit & annual flu jab