Legal Assistant - Personal Injury Team
Legal Assitant - Personal Injury
£20,344-£26,317 pro rata
Working 18.25 hours per week
At Birmingham City Council, we are always looking for people of the highest calibre whose knowledge, skills and experience will help us provide the best possible service. We are working to support a hugely diverse city with a wide range of services in order to make a positive difference every day to people’s lives. Working within one of the largest legal teams in local government, you will be involved in complex, challenging work at this exciting time in Birmingham City Council’s future. Join us, and you’ll be in a great place for both professional and personal development in our large, vibrant and evolving city.
We are seeking an individual who can provide support to Lawyers in the preparation of documentation for disclosure in respect of historical abuse claims. This will include carrying out detailed reviews of social services care records as well as all other related documents, such as medical, prison, probation and education records, creating a chronology of the documents with a summarised narrative, preparing indexed bundles, preparing witness lists and generally liaising with Solicitors, the Court and various external agencies as necessary.
The successful candidate must be able to prepare, under supervision, documents for disclosure to the other parties which will require redaction of the documents to be disclosed – training will be provided for this. They should also demonstrate excellent administrative organisational skills as well as written and verbal communication, along with the ability to work in a pressurised environment.
Please note that this is a part time role which will be job shared with another individual.
For informal enquiries in relation to this role, please contact Paul Willimott on 0121 464 2980
Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants. All non UK and non EU applicants are required to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must be approved by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) before any employment offer can be confirmed.
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