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Head of Clinical Negligence

Thompsons Solicitors
National, United Kingdom
Closing date
30 May 2022

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Practice area
Clinical negligence
Contract type
Full time
5 years, 6 years, 7 years+
Private practice
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Head of Clinical Negligence

Thompsons are looking for an exceptional candidate to lead our clinical negligence work across England and Wales, further developing our strategy in this service area, policy, operations and future business development in line with our overall strategic plan.

Our new head of clinical negligence will motivate employees and members working in the clinical negligence practice area to achieve the required operational, financial, people and client service performance standards.

With significant experience in litigating clinical negligence claims of the highest value, this role will allow you to cascade your exceptional client care and communication skills, sound judgement, confident decision-making and significant legal knowledge, tactics and expertise.

The opportunity will suit a confident and compassionate head of service or senior lawyer with a committed background in representing victims of clinical negligence. You will have and a strong track record of running complex cases, providing support and understanding to severely injured clients and their families, you will have an established record of client and business development.

The Company

Thompsons Solicitors is a social justice law firm unlike any other.  With 100 years’ experience of successfully representing clients of injury and mistreatment, we have the privilege of working with and supporting the Trade Union Movement and the people they represent.

We are recognised as one of the UK's leading teams; we feature in The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and we are highly recommended in The Times’ Best Law Firms 2022. We pride ourselves on being “the most experienced trade union, claimant and employment rights law firm in the UK”.

With a passion for blending your technical expertise with your outstanding communication and client care skills, you will take pride in delivering a first class service to our clients.


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Thompsons Solicitors was first established in 1921 by founder and leading civil rights lawyer, W. H. Thompson. Driven by a vision to protect and deliver justice for working people, his aspiration led Thompsons Solicitors to establish itself as the most experienced personal injury law firm in the UK.

For over 90 years, Thompsons Solicitors has helped injured people to secure hundreds of millions of pounds in compensation. Our team of committed personal injury specialists have decades of experience running, and winning, personal injury claimsworkplace accident claimsroad crash claimsmedical negligence claimsindustrial disease claims and asbestos claims.

Thompsons Solicitors is fully regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and our personal injury and medical negligence lawyers are accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), and Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA). Our team’s empathy and legal skill are regularly recognised by leading legal industry guides, including Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500, and we retain high levels of client satisfaction.

Providing an exceptional legal service to clients during the exceptional circumstances which follow a personal injury or medical accident, an accident at work or industrial disease diagnosis is Thompsons Solicitors’ top priority. This includes highly-trained and friendly teams who invest their specialist expertise into every claim, as well as close links with leading charities and support groups who help families to access additional support and services.

Unlike other personal injury law firms, Thompsons Solicitors is 100 per cent committed to claimant only work: that means that we only ever represent the injured or mistreated person, and never the people, organisations or insurance companies liable for paying out for those injuries. You can learn more about this unique commitment and the benefits it holds for our clients by reading Our Pledge.

Minimising any stress and ensuring there is no financial risk to clients of making a personal injury claim is an important element of our service. Thompsons Solicitors prides itself on securing the maximum amount of personal injury compensation in the shortest possible time; keeping our clients fully informed about every stage of their case, and being open and transparent about how much personal injury compensation clients are likely to secure – putting you in control of your case.

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