Claims Managers (Defendant Clinical Negligence Lawyers)

Location
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary
£51,000 - £56,000
Posted
03 Jan 2019
Closes
03 Feb 2019
Practice area
Clinical negligence
Position
Solicitor
Sector
In-house
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Locum/Contract, Permanent

Claims Managers (Defendant Clinical Negligence Lawyers)

Based in Leeds

Permanent.

Salary circa £51,000 - £56,000 inc car allowance - negotiable depending on experience.

Benefits include 12% Pension, annual bonus, private healthcare and cashplan.

The Medical Protection Society Limited ("MPS") is the world’s leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals. We protect and support the professional interests of more than 300,000 members around the world. Membership provides access to expert advice and support together with the right to request indemnity for any complaints or claims arising from professional practice.

Our in-house experts assist with the wide range of legal and ethical problems that arise from professional practice. This can include clinical negligence claims, complaints, medical and dental council inquiries, legal and ethical dilemmas, disciplinary procedures, inquests and fatal accident inquiries.

We have a number of Permanent and Fixed Term opportunities for Clinical Negligence specialists in our Leeds office. As a Claims Manager you will manage a caseload of pre-action and litigated claims up to the value of £750,000, with the support of our in-house Litigation Team or Panel firms. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, including in-house doctors and dentists, claims assistants and support staff. You will work closely with our members, advising and guiding them through the claims process.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To advise on complex issues of breach of duty and causation based on detailed analysis of clinical records, factual and expert evidence.
  • To apply sound judgement and good commercial sense to achieve cost effective and efficient resolution of claims.
  • To protect and act in the best interests of our members at all times.
  • Keep up to date with relevant professional knowledge

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Extensive claims management and/or litigation experience with a good background in clinical negligence
  • The ability to critically determine the cost effective nature and extent of any investigation required and to competently set and implement case strategy through to resolution
  • IT literate with practical experience of using IT as an analytical and case management tool
  • Managing high value clinical negligence claims (desired, not essential)
  • Excellent analytical, communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Ability to resolve conflict in an effective and professional manner
  • Strong commitment to a collaborative working environment

In order to submit an application for this role, please click the Apply button. If you have any questions on this role please email careers@medicalprotection.org marking your email for the attention of Sarah Speechly.

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