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    Professional Support Lawyer - Health

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Clinical/ Medical Negligence
  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 06/09/2018
  • Job reference: 35963_1536220927

Professional Support Lawyer

Flexible Location

Salary based on Experience

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:


  • Internal focus - facilitate technical and industry knowledge sharing within the health business group
  • External focus - facilitate production of high quality profile raising materials (eg. e-shots, newsletters, technical guides, articles) produced in line with business group strategies
  • Complement role of the business development team through provision of technical support
  • Specific
  • Draft regular internal updates drawing attention to key procedural, case law, legislative and other industry relevant developments
  • Work with training representative to identify team training needs and ensure these are met
  • Work closely with partners and members of the business development and marketing team to develop and maintain effective external communications strategy
  • Work closely with partners and other fee-earners to produce external materials (eg. e-shots, newsletters, technical guides, articles)
  • Review and edit externally focussed materials (eg. e-shots, newsletters, technical guides, articles) drafted by the teams
  • Liaise with external consultants (public relations / public affairs) to identify thought leadership opportunities and facilitate production of relevant material in line with deadlines
  • Work closely with partners and members of the business development and marketing team to produce high quality seminars and other events, including production of necessary collateral
  • Work closely with partners and members of the business development and marketing team on bids and tenders
  • Non-chargeable legal research
  • Other ad hoc duties within the department

Candidate Requirements:

  • Advanced technical ability and knowledge of legal practice
  • Ability to learn quickly and willingness to learn and adapt to new challenges
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Flexible attitude to work
  • Writing and research skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative; proactive approach to work
  • Ability to work as part of a team and individually
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Confident in own abilities

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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