Litigation Assistant (Medical Negligence, Birmingham)

  • Irwin Mitchell
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Aug 07, 2017
Full time Legal Assistant

Job Description

Vacancy Description

We are currently recruiting for a Litigation Assistant to join our Medical Negligence team in our Birmingham office.  

The Company

Irwin Mitchell is passionate about the law and in providing our clients with the very best legal advice and guidance.

We believe in putting our clients first. Our client care is second to none and this, underpinned by our promise to exceed client expectations, has helped the firm to grow to become one of the UK’s most successful and respected law firms.

Today we employ over 2800 people in 15 UK offices

Personal Injury

Personal injury and illness can have a dramatic and sometimes life changing impact for the person affected and for those who are close to them. The personal injury teams at Irwin Mitchell don’t just deal with compensation claims. We also work with our clients and their families to ensure all of their rehabilitation needs are met. It’s a unique, bespoke approach that really makes a difference to people whose lives have been turned upside down by injury.

The Role

As a Litigation Assistant, you’ll be supporting case handlers by undertaking both complex admin and case handling duties, in order to progress cases to and throughout the court process. This is a busy and demanding role, where duties are diverse and no two days are the same. You’ll liaise regularly with a wide range of clients and professionals, both over the phone and in writing. Whether arranging meetings, seeking medical reports or simply chasing information, you’ll need to show a sensitive and professional approach at all times. You’ll be carrying out various tasks such as reviewing evidence and, and preparation of legal documents within set guidelines. To meet your monthly targets you’ll need to be experienced in multi-tasking and keeping to tight deadlines. Whilst planning and prioritising will be the key to your success, you’ll also need to be flexible and quick to respond to requests at short notice. You’ll be experienced in following set guidelines and processes, but with the ability and confidence to use your own judgement where required.


Candidates should be educated to at least A-level standard and preferably with CILEX Certificate/Diploma for Legal Secretaries qualification. We are ideally looking for candidates with any claimant Personal Injury experience; however we would look at candidates with any previous legal experience within a similar role.

You should also bring with you a proven background in a similarly demanding support administration role. You must be IT literate and attentive to detail, with proven expertise in client care.

If you thrive on being busy and can adapt well to new challenges, then we’ll give you all the training and support you’ll need to help you succeed in this highly rewarding role.

The Benefits

In addition to your competitive basic salary we have an exciting benefits package including a contributory pension scheme, critical illness cover, health cash plan, death in service, discounted legal services, 25 days hols (this increases with length of service), discounted online shopping, season ticket loans, childcare vouchers.