Assistant – Expert Witness Team

Assistant – Expert Witness Team

Vacancy – Full Time, Office Based.

We are looking for an experienced administrator/ assistant who is confident, friendly, and proactive to join our Expert Witness Team.

The right candidate would have a strong administrative background, an exceptional attention to detail, and be a confident communicator with internal and external professionals. Experience of administrative work in a law firm would be advantageous but not essential.

The Directors of the Hugh Jones Trust Corporation are instructed as expert witnesses for both Claimants and Defendants in claims where significant damages awards are involved. Court of Protection costs can form a significant part of the litigation claim and our experts advise on these and other aspects.

We receive instructions from over 30 different law firms nationally and in addition to providing written statements, sometimes on an urgent basis, our experts advise in conference with counsel and appear as an expert witness at trial.

The role will include the following work:

• Liaising with instructing solicitors’ firms;
• Putting together indexed bundles of litigation papers for the experts to review;
• Creating bundle indices;
• Copying and scanning;
• Management of spreadsheets and diaries.

As a specialist Court of Protection practice, we provide in house, bespoke training for all members of the firm in which you will be able to participate. We have a strong ethos of internal recruitment with opportunity for internal development and progression within the department.

Benefits after a probationary period will include:

• 25 days holiday
• Private Health
• Subsidised gym membership
• Life insurance
• Contributory pension
• Attendance Bonus scheme (maximum £250)
• Annual bonus on firm hitting target (one week’s pay)

We work collaboratively, involving the entire firm our decisions and creating a lively and enjoyable working environment.

Start date: As soon as possible

Salary range: Competitive