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Health Litigation / Clinical Negligence

  • Location:

    Liverpool

  • Sector:

    Legal, Industrial Disease, Clinical Negligence

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Up to £50k

  • Contact:

    Kathryn Wycherley

  • Contact email:

    kathryn@kingsleyrecruitment.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    T2/KAT/17696

  • Published:

    20 days ago

  • Duration:

    Permanent

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Department: Health Litigation

Location: Liverpool

Company: A leading firm with offices worldwide.

Our client team is looking for an associate solicitor to join them 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 to run a caseload of clinical negligence files.

  • 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