Clinical Negligence - Associate

Recruiter
QED Legal
Location
England, Greater Manchester, Manchester
Salary
Up to £40000.00 per annum
Posted
13 Jun 2019
Closes
11 Jul 2019
Ref
BBBH25327
Contact
Connor Franks
Practice area
Personal injury
Position
Solicitor
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

This top 50 law firm based in Manchester City Centre has a brand new opening for an associate solicitor to run a full caseload of clinical negligence claims for NHS Resolution (formerly NHS Litigation Authority), NHS Trusts and other defendant clinical negligence clients. This role will suit a motivated ambitious solicitor with experience of the health sector.

Duties may include but are not limited to:

To run a caseload of clinical negligence files to include:

  • Drafting reports to the NHS Resolution
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Drafting witness statements
  • Instructing experts
  • Instructing counsel
  • Attend Court for Case Management Conferences and Application Hearings
  • Negotiate settlements
  • Hold conferences with Counsel
  • Prepare for and attend trials and mediations

Additional duties:

  • Cover secondments to NHS Resolution and local hospital Trusts
  • Assist colleagues in the running of higher value claims
  • Draft articles for clients
  • Cover free advice clinics at local hospital Trusts
  • Give client training and presentations
  • Supervising and coaching junior members of the team

Candidate Requirements

  • Law degree, or equivalent
  • Defendant Clinical negligence experience at a NHSR Panel firm or MPS experience is essential
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a growing team
  • Demonstrates an understanding of clients' needs/expectations
  • Adheres to guidelines and client protocols/KPIs
  • Proactive pragmatic approach with focus on quality
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Demonstrate high level of IT skills to ensure compliance with client data security requirements

All successful candidates will be subject to our standard pre-employment screening, including a basic criminal record check via Disclosure and Barring Service. Any offer of employment made is conditional upon completion of all checks.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a successful team of clinical negligence solicitors. It is expected that we are likely to receive a high volume of applications but we will try and get back to shortlisted candidates within 24 hours of applying.

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