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Solicitor/Associate – Clinical Negligence

Overview of Role
 
This firm’s dedicated health litigation team are now looking for an associate solicitor to join them to run a full caseload of clinical negligence claims and a 
full range of personal injury for NHS Resolution, NHS Trusts and other defendant clinical negligence clients. 
 
They are a world-leading law practice with offices worldwide.
 
What’s on offer for you?
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Birthday privilege day
  • Christmas shutdown
  • Holiday buy and sell and carryover scheme
  • Charity volunteering days
  • Agile and flexible working
  • Private medical insurance
  • Permanent health insurance
  • Health cash plan
  • Maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental leave, special leave
  • Life assurance
  • Annual travel season ticket loan
  • Discounted car parking
  • Corporate gym rates
  • Dress for your day
  • Breakout area
Key responsibilities of the Role
  • To run a caseload of clinical negligence files to include:
  • Drafting reports to the NHS Resolution
  • Interviewing witnesses, drafting witness statements, Instructing experts
  • Instructing counsel, Negotiate settlements
  • Attend Court for Case Management Conferences and Application Hearings
  • Hold conferences with Counsel
  • Prepare for and attend trials and mediations
  • 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
Essential: 
  • Law degree, or equivalent
  • Defendant Clinical negligence experience at a NHSR Panel firm or MPS experience is essential
  • Demonstrates an understanding of clients’ needs/expectations
  • Proactive pragmatic approach with focus on quality
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Demonstrate high level of IT skills