Solicitor, Medical Negligence, London, 1-3yrs PQE

Irwin Mitchell Llp
United Kingdom
50,000 - 55,000
25 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company Irwin Mitchell is passionate about the law and in providing our clients with the very best legal advice and guidance. We believe in putting our clients first. Our client care is second to none and this, underpinned by our promise to exceed clients' expectations, has helped the firm to grow to become one of the UK's most successful and respected law firms. Today we employ over 2200 people in 10 UK offices. The Department Our team handle Medical Negligence claims for people who have suffered illness or injury as a result of substandard care in any medical setting to include treatment from a GP, hospital or clinic. The work is very varied and includes all types of medical negligence casework, including birth injury claims (including injury to both mother and baby), spinal injury claims, surgical claims, orthopaedic claims, fatal accident claims, delay in diagnosis or delay in treatment and incorrect or inappropriate treatment. The Role This position is a really exciting opportunity to work on high profile, high value cases within our (highly regarded) Personal Injury department. RESPONSIBILITIES/KEY RESULTS AREAS * Varied responsibilities, including taking instructions from and advising clients, undertaking legal research, preparing pleadings, witness statements, applications and bundles, liaising with experts, attending conferences with Counsel, clients and experts, obtaining evidence to support clients' cases, and prosecuting cases through to settlement meeting or trial, if necessary. * Achieving own time-recording and fee income targets. Attaining required Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours to comply with Law Society Regulations, where appropriate. * Managing a challenging case-load with full conduct of clients' matters from inception to completion. * Assisting more senior fee earners on all aspects of high value and complex cross-jurisdictional cases. * Keeping up to date with changes in relevant law and practice and attending training events to ensure application of up to date legal knowledge and best practice. * Contributing to relevant practice development initiatives and events to promote and develop the firm's practice. Candidates will need to have excellent client care and communication skills, as the role will involve assisting with client communication and liaising with other professionals. The successful candidate will need to show that they can cope well under pressure and maintain excellent time management skills, with the ability to multi-task and keep to tight deadlines. The Benefits We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including pension, critical illness cover, health cash plan and death in service benefit. For further information please contact Ian Miles - Reference Z190717/SOLNQ Please note that we are not accepting agency CVs for this position Irwin Mitchell is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
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