Medico-Legal Assistant

Salary Competitive
Town/City London E14 5GS
Payment type Per annum
Region London
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Hours Full-time
Job reference MDU-63
Type of employer Private provider
Name of employer MDU Services Limited
Workplace Homebased

Other benefits

Private health, cyclescheme, season ticket loan, pension, life assurance and GPHI.

Vacancy details

Employer Description

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) is the UK’s leading medical defence organisation. Our team is led and staffed by doctors with real-life experience of the pressures and challenges faced in clinical practice. Our hallmark is the excellence of our professional services. We offer our members expert guidance, personal support and robust defence in addressing medico-legal issues, complaints and claims. We have an unparalleled track-record of helping members overcome the challenges which threaten their livelihood.


Position Description

The medicolegal assistant will be a non-medical member of the medico-legal advisory team which aims to provide the highest level of service to MDU members. The assistant will work closely with experienced Medicolegal Advisers (MLAs) in order to provide a range of medicolegal and other support in the management of cases including complaints, inquests, disciplinary and medical regulatory matters.

Required Experience

The post is open to graduates with a 2:1 or above in a healthcare, law or other related degree. A working knowledge of healthcare, medical terminology, personal injury or medico-legal work is desirable. The successful candidate will need to be highly self-motivated, with the ability to prioritise their workloads within a busy environment. You must be able to think problems through and solve them. Excellent communication, negotiation, interpersonal and written skills are essential. The ability to grasp complex information quickly is a must. Above average IT skills are a pre-requisite.

Salary & Benefits

Competitive – details can be provided on application.


Medico-legal Assistants will be home-based within the UK, but the basic induction training will be at our London office for a period of approximately 6 weeks.

How to apply

For a job description and application form, please email

The closing date for applications is Monday 15 April 2019 at 1700. 

Please note interviews will be held on the morning of Thursday 25 April 2019.