Clinical Negligence Solicitor

Recruiter
jonitson recruitment
Location
Thetford
Salary
30000.0000
Posted
16 Apr 2017
Closes
16 May 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Clinical Negligence Solicitor

Main Objective:

To work within the Clinical Negligence team and assist in the delivery of legal services to our clients.

Skills & Attributes:

- Solicitor / FILEX (or equivalent) ideally 4 years PQE (or equivalent)

- Legal experience clinical negligence is essential

- Enthusiastic and dedicated towards business development

- Ability to carry out legal research

- Knowledge of law and legal principles relevant to the work conducted by the team

- Ability to carry out legal research

- Good planning and prioritisation, highly organised

- Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

- Commerciality

- Effective oral and written communication

- Proactive

- Good drafting skills

- Good attention to detail

- Strong client focus

- Good negotiation skills

- Good time-recording skills

- IT Literate

- A willingness to learn

- A willingness to take responsibility for client work

- Ability to work efficiently on client matters

-Ability to work effectively with clients and all personnel at Ashtons

- Flexible approach to fulfilling client requirements including the need to work beyond contractual hours where deemed necessary

Duties Include:

To assist in the following areas:

  • Manage Case Load - initially under the supervision of Fee Earners
  • Conduct meetings and interviews with clients
  • Assess legal issues and advise accordingly
  • Advise on costs (including the preparation of Letters of Engagement)
  • Conduct legal research
  • Draft documents and letters, and prepare and submit searches
  • Meet deadlines (utilisation of electronic diary system)
  • Complete time sheets
  • Maintain files
  • Deal with financial aspects
  • Adhere to the Firm’s administrative system and procedures
  • Participate in team meetings
  • Attend internal and external courses as required
  • Keep up to date with law and practice
  • If required, assist Partners within the Clinical Negligence Team based in other offices
  • Attend internal and external courses as required
  • To fulfill budgeted level of matter time and fees
  • To assist in the development of long-term client relationships
  • To maintain effective file management (in order to meet the firm’s, money laundering and SRA requirements)
  • Attend business development activities on behalf of the Clinical Negligence Team (as required), on behalf of the firm
  • To promote the firm with all external clients
  • To ensure all files are opened in the correct manner and take responsibility for ensuring all regulatory obligations are completed, included but not limited to, AML and due diligence requirements
  • Aware of AML and report to the risk department any concerns
  • To carry out any reasonable duties as may be directed by the Partners or the management of the firm
  • To complete the annual risk refresher training.
  • To take an active interest in the Firm’s staff intranet, Jostle

The hours for this position is 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

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