As part of our series of articles looking at life in the Regulatory team at Blake Morgan, we are focusing on career progression. Sophie Stone spoke about how she has developed within the team.
I initially joined the Regulatory group in January 2021 as a paralegal. In July 2022, I was promoted to a case manager. As a case manager I’m responsible for between 15 and 25 cases at a time. Upon initial instruction I draft a case plan, which involves reviewing the evidence, identifying witnesses and devising a strategy for the investigation (this is my favourite part of the investigation). I then either complete the steps on the case plan, such as interviewing witnesses and drafting witness statements, or I pair with a paralegal who completes these tasks. Once the case is completed it’s returned to the client.
I have found the case manager role to be unique, in that I'm given a lot of autonomy over my work. This includes liaising with a variety of medical professionals and clients. Due to this my role has given me invaluable experience that I feel I would not have gained anywhere else.
At times, the role can be rather busy with a lot of deadlines. However, the regulatory team is very supportive and friendly. During busy periods the team comes together to support one another and the senior management team are always available to speak about concerns with cases or workloads.
In September 2023 I’m due to begin a training contract at Blake Morgan. Having started as a paralegal, been promoted to a case manager and secured a training contract, I feel Blake Morgan is an excellent firm for career progression and really wants its employees to succeed.
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