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Clinical Negligence Associate Solicitor

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
Closing date
3 Feb 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Clinical Negligence Associate Solicitor
£55,000 - £65,000
My Client is Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK with a Vibrant healthcare Department providing advice on all aspects of healthcare law, including Clinical Negligence, patient safety and Mental Health. The healthcare sector is fast moving providing very interesting work.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated to develop their own and our teams' practices.

My Client requires a Solicitor (or equivalent) to manage defendant clinical negligence claims.
Key responsibilities
Specialise in acting on behalf of NHS Litigation Authority and NHS Trusts, protecting their interests
Manage a case load of litigated and pre-litigated clinical negligence cases
Conduct relevant investigations in order to repudiate and/or conclude the claim
Liaise with various parties such as claimants and their solicitors, clients, counsel, experts etc.
Achieve financial and chargeable targets
Demonstrate strong advocacy skills, and have the necessary flexibility to offer support in the handling of civil claims.
Assist the Team Manager and other team members with their cases, client development, client training, networking and potentially public speaking where required
Control Case Manager diary, key dates and action lists
Draft various documents to include SLA reports and pleadings
Perform billing duties
Satisfy standards of client care in accordance with client SLA and Team manager guidelines and directions
Complete Client MI procedures
Comply with relevant rules, policies and procedures
Keep up to date with legal developments
Contribute to profile-raising and business development initiativesThe person specification
Qualified Solicitor 5YR + PQE
Experience of defending high value and complex litigated and pre lit clinical negligence claims, preferably involving experience of working for the NHS and/or private healthcare sector
Demonstrable experience in the healthcare sector
Excellent technical ability and knowledge of CPR
Strong and effective communication skills
Disciplined time management and organisational skills
Capacity to rigorously investigate and analyse evidence
Experience of training, supervising, and developing junior team members
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