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    Defendant Clinical Negligence Solicitor - Various Offices

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Clinical/ Medical Negligence
  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Salary: £26000 - £48000 per annum
  • Date posted: 15/11/2017
  • Job reference: CMS030308'2002_1510759578

My client is a leading and award winning international commercial law with offices throughout the UK and also Europe and the Far East. They are looking for an experienced clinical negligence solicitor for their Northern Offices

The health litigation 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

Duties may include but are not limited to:

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
  • 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

The candidate

  • Defendant Clinical negligence experience at a Panel firm desirable (but not 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

Benefits of working for the firm include but not limited to; generous holiday allowance plus buy and sell, medical and dental insurance, childcare vouchers, pension and season ticket loans. Home working is also a strong possibility for this role.

If this is a role that sounds of interest to you, please send your CV across to Simon at Clayton Legal on the link provided or alternatively call Clayton Legal to enquire about other opportunities. Please ensure before applying you have the prerequisite experience outlined above.

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