Healthcare Legal Executive

Job Description

Healthcare Legal Executive

Dublin 2 Firm

The Candidate

The successful candidate will have:
- Experience in defence litigation is essential.
- Initiative and flexibility – willing to work, if required, outside of core office hours.
- A team player with a good knowledge of legal secretarial support, including legal terminology.
- Excellent IT skills with a high level of proficiency in Microsoft Word (including document compare/tracking and version control), Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.
- Familiar with Case Management systems; Practice Evolve is an advantage.
- Digital dictation which will require accurate typing skills together with an excellent understanding of grammar and maintaining e-filing daily.
- Photocopying, scanning, filing, post and file management.
- Assisting in the preparation of briefs and photocopying of same.
- Good communications skills and good telephone manner; ability to deal with clients when required efficiently, effectively and sensitively as a representative of the firm.
- Prioritising and organisation of tasks to work within a specified timeframe and to deadlines.
- Liaising with experts and external contacts to book meeting rooms, travel and accommodation during trials/mediations.
- High level of attention to detail and ability to conduct duties with discretion

The Role
- Support partners and solicitors within the Healthcare department
- Drafting motions and affidavits, Notice for Particulars and requests for discovery
- Assisting with drafting instructions to experts and making briefs for experts and counsel
- Arranging consultations with witnesses and experts, attending meetings and notetaking
- Photocopying, scanning, filing, post and file management
- Providing legal advice to clients; corresponding with them and explaining complex legal matters
- Keeping up to date with changing legislation
- Researching information and preparing legal documents
- Maintaining and building strong client relationships
- Preparing for and attending trials
- Scheduling meetings, diary management, and assisting with billing
- Dealing with routine correspondence


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