Clinical Negligence Solicitor

West Yorkshire, England, Leeds
£43000 - £60000 per annum
04 Mar 2018
01 Apr 2018
Emma Chisholm
Sector/Practice Area
Clinical/Medical Negligence
Vacancy Type
Full time

Our client is an international heavyweight commercial firm and they are looking to strengthen the Clinical Risk team in Leeds and so they have an opportunity for candidates with experience in this field. The role presents an excellent opportunity for ambitious and commercially minded individuals to join a progressive and highly specialised team.

Core responsibilities

* Handling a challenging caseload of pre-lit and litigated defendant clinical negligence claims on behalf of the NHS Resolution, NHS Trusts, and MDU. This will involve drafting pre action protocol letters of response, pleadings, witness statements and counter schedules, instructing experts and counsel, as well as conducting negotiations and mediation of claims .
* Acting as first and primary point of contact for clients on a day to day basis providing them with commercially focused legal advice and reports.
* Adhering closely to client protocol and process, using our bespoke case management system.
* Making an appropriate contribution to non fee-earning activity e.g. knowledge sharing, training, client seminars, and business development.
* Writing articles for publication both for in-house and external publications.

Key skills

* Solicitors with substantial and in-depth defendant clinical negligence experience - ideally 3+ PQE
* Solicitors with experience in defendant personal injury or claimant clinical negligence will also be considered
* Strong commercial understanding of the NHS and their business drivers, including knowledge of and ability to deliver against protocols and KPIs.
* Strong technical skill and an ability to understand and work through complex issues.
* A demonstrable ability to adopt a commercial perspective rather than an 'academic' approach to legal issues and to be highly client- focused.
* Ability to deal confidently and professionally with clients on day to day issues building up strong relationships.

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Please note our advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfill this kind of work.

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