On 28th June 2022, former Prime Minister Boris Johnson officially launched the UK Covid Inquiry, meaning we are now one step closer to representing the bereaved families as they seek answers to their long-unanswered questions.

Broudie Jackson Canter represents the Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice Group in the Covid Inquiry, which contains over 6,000 members. As one of the biggest public inquiries in the history of the UK, our Covid Inquiry legal team is ready to expand.

With thousands of clients to represent and care for, we’re looking for experienced inquiry solicitors, client care paralegals, communications officers, admin support, and more to ensure we’re providing the excellent service that Broudie Jackson Canter are renowned for to each and every client during this very difficult time.

To work on the Covid Inquiry is to work with some of the biggest and most influential Inquiries experts in the country, across both the legal and counsel teams. Not only this, but you will play a key part of securing answers for the bereaved and fighting to ensure key lessons are learned moving forward.

Covid Inquiry Paralegal

As a Covid Inquiry Paralegal, it will be your job to support both the legal team and the clients. Key responsibilities include:

  • To manage client files whist being able to retain a sense of impartiality and empathy.
  • Build trusting relationships with all clients (face to face and telephone)
  • Demonstrate an ability to distance yourself from the emotion of the subject matter
  • Able to take clear file notes
  • Reviewing and organising data relevant to the Inquiry and presenting in a preferred format to assist the investigation
  • Preparation of documents for submission to court
  • Paralegal support to Lawyers

Our Paralegal roles are ideal for graduates and those at the start of their legal careers who have a keen interest in inquiry law specifically. If you are organised, driven by the desire to make a positive difference, and have a true passion for justice, we’d like to hear from you.

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Meet the legal team

The legal team is led by Elkan Abrahamson, long-standing public inquiries experts and Director & Head of Major Inquests & Inquiries at Broudie Jackson Canter. Elkan has a long and very highly regarded history of fighting for justice on behalf of bereaved families. Elkan has not only been involved with, but in many cases has led on major inquests and inquiries that have become part of the nation’s history, never to be forgotten. Elkan’s fought on behalf of the bereaved families in the Hillsborough Inquests for 20 years, forming close relationships with the bereaved, including Hillsborough campaigner and activist Anne Williams. Elkan has also been involved with the Birmingham Pub Bombings Inquest, and the Manchester Arena Inquiry, once again fighting for and securing justice for those bereaved families who deserve it.

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Supporting Elkan is Nicola Brook, Associate Director & Inquiries Solicitor at Broudie Jackson Canter. Nicola is an inquiries expert and has been highly regarded for her work representing the bereaved families in the Manchester Arena Inquiry and the Birmingham Pub Bombings inquests. Nicola is a firm believer that justice can only be obtained when all parties have access to the truth. This is what prompted Nicola to make the shift from practicing criminal law to representing bereaved families through inquests & inquiries.

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To support the level of intake that we need in order to properly support our clients, we will always be looking out for talent to join our expanding team. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to join us.

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