Clinical Negligence Lawyer
Cardiff / Home working
A really rare opportunity has presented itself, within the Clinical Negligence team of a reputable law firm in Wales. You’ll be based out of the Cardiff office, with flexibility and home working also on offer.
You will be responsible for managing your own complex, high profile case load of Clinical Negligence claims
This is what you will be doing:
•You will be responsible for managing your own complex, high profile case load of Clinical Negligence claims
•Achieve an individual income target
•To assist the Team Leader with the supervision, monitoring and development of Junior members of the team
•Be pro-active and willing to get involved in business development
•Contribute to the strategic direction of the team
•Cross sell work to other departments within the firm
•To build rapport with clients, their families, clinicians, social workers and give the best client service
•Deal with enquiries from prospective new clients
•Accepting instructions from new clients
•Advising on costs and funding
•Attend court with counsel and attend in conference with counsel
•Working to strict deadlines and service level agreements using a case management system
•Provide advice to clients
•Attend meetings within the Department or the firm to review case work or for the purposes of supervision.
•Attend training internally and externally as agreed with the Head of the Department and maintain a record of all training undertaken and CPD points.
•To complete and maintain as necessary any professional documentation or records (such as a Practicing Certificate) as the Solicitors Regulation Authority or any other professional body may require.
•Obtain payments on account of costs at all relevant stages and keep client advised of costs throughout the course of the case. Delivery of regular bills to the client.
•Liaison within the firm with other fee earners engaged in similar and / or related cases matters.
The experience you will bring to the team:
•A qualified Solicitor / Lawyer
•Experience in clinical or medical negligence is essential
•You must be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of clinical negligence liability and willingness to keep up to date with legal developments
•Experienced using case management systems and Microsoft Office
•Be IT literate
•Excellent organisational skills, attention to detail and accuracy
•A positive attitude and be a team player
•Excellent communication skills over the phone, in person and also via email.
What you will get in return
•Working within a reputable law firm
•Access to the highest quality of work
•A work / life balance
•Working under market leading Lawyers.