Head of Clinical Negligence

  • Rishton
  • Permanent
  • £65,000 per annum

Our client is a multi-service law firm based in Blackburn. They provide both commercial and client services. Exemplary customer service coupled with legal expertise is at the core of everything that they do.

The role of Head of Clinical Negligence is pivotal to the success of our client. The job demands an excellent technical understanding of both clinical negligence claims and litigation and to have an ability to manage a high workload whilst at the same time being able to develop and lead/manage others. The role holder must be able to lead, manage, train and motivate the department. You will report directly to the Operations Director and work closely with them in the development of the Operations and continued growth of the department overall. 

The role will demand an excellent understanding of all aspects of litigation in clinical negligence cases. The successful candidate must have an ability to manage a high workload whilst at the same time being able to manage, motivate, train and develop their team to ensure maximum financial performance is achieved.


  • Ability to manage a high and varied workload & adapt to change
  • Be able to work to tight timescales and deadlines
  • Work to tight controls on company indemnity spend
  • Have the ability to manage and develop a team to drive improvements
  • Have the ability to use your own initiative and make quality decisions
  • Always being aware of the “bigger picture” and anticipating situations and potential problems
  • Constantly monitoring and identifying ways of developing the Operation to improve overall effectiveness
  • Ensure adherence to company policies and procedure

Skills & Experience: 

  • At least 5 years’ experience as a people manager
  • 10 + years’ experience of dealing with Clinical Negligence claims
  • 10 + years’ litigation experience 
  • Proven track record of dealing with clinical negligence cases
  • Excellent knowledge of current case law
  • Proven track record of settling clinical negligence cases
  • Proven track record in performance management
  • Experience of handling a high workload
  • Experience of working with process flows and case management systems
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Have a good track record of meeting and exceeding targets
  • Strong IT & Systems knowledge, experience with Proclaim would be an advantage

How to Apply:
If you meet the above requirements and are ready to take on this exciting opportunity, please submit your CV to c.orrell@clayton-legal.co.uk or call Chris on 0161 914 7357.

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