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Clinical Negligence Fee Earner

Clayton Legal
England, Tyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne
£28000 - £40000 per annum
Closing date
15 Nov 2021

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Practice area
Clinical negligence
3 years
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My Newcastle based client is expanding their Clinical Negligence team, and they're now seeking a Clinical Negligence Fee Earner to join them.

Recognised nationally as a leader in the field by Legal 500, the firm would like the successful Fee Earner to have around 3-5 years PQE or equivalent, and they will be working as part of a team of 5, advising on all aspects of clinical negligence matters.

The successful candidate will be required to:

* Undertake all aspects of case work, including liability, causation and quantum investigations.
* Adhere to procedural and funding guidelines and limits.
* Develop an understanding of medical issues and how to investigate and apply these to the law in the best interest of the client.
* Develop an understanding of quality management standards (including risk assessment, funding arrangements/guidelines and the firm's in-house procedures) and financial management of files (WIP, disbursements, billing and profitability).
* Become professionally responsible for all aspects of the job to include compliance with the Solicitors Regulation Authority Code of Conduct as well as the quality of your own legal work, administration and financial performance.
* Contribute to the departments and firms marketing efforts identifying and developing new potential sources of referral, maintaining and developing links with existing referrers of work and raising your own, the departments and the firm's profile.

The Clinical Negligence Fee Earner must demonstrate experience of contributing in moderately complex cases and of running smaller cases more autonomously, and have a good grasp of legal concepts and drafting skills.

Although the firm does promote hybrid working, all new employees are expected to work from the office Mon- Fri for the first 4-6 months.


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