Solicitor/Legal Executive – Clinical Negligence

  • Leeds
  • Permanent
  • £30,000 - £45,000 per annum

My client, one of Yorkshire’s leading law firms are currently recruiting for a Solicitor/Legal Executive to join their Clinical Negligence team at their Leeds office on a full-time basis. The role is very client focused and the successful candidate will pride themselves on delivering a professional, helpful and friendly service.

Whilst your caseload grows you will be expected to assist other members of the team with dedicated tasks.  All of their cases are multi-track.  Caseload numbers are dictated by complexity, though most will have < 40 cases at any one time.  Support from paralegals and secretaries will be provided as necessary. The vast majority of their work is through recommendations and they attract both high-value, complex cases and smaller, more straight-forward claims.  The successful candidate will have experience either exclusively or predominantly in running a claimant clinical negligence caseload. They will pride themselves on their excellent client care and be adept at communicating clearly, but sensitively.  They will have a strong eye for detail, be thorough and efficient and able to meet strict deadlines. They are looking for someone who is passionate, technically competent, commercially aware and able to build on the firm’s reputation for high quality legal services. In return, you will be a key member of the team whose voice is heard and will be listened to.  You will have every opportunity to develop professionally and put down roots. You will find quickly that this is a safe learning environment where you will be supported and encouraged to develop. The firm has a proven track record of recognising and rewarding outstanding individuals that go the extra mile. Key Tasks

  • Running a case load of Claimant Clinical Negligence matters.
  • Dealing with matters at all stages, from taking the client’s initial instructions through to archiving, in accordance with office and accounts procedures.
  • Taking instructions from clients and advising accordingly.
  • Instructing counsel or other experts where appropriate.
  • Representing clients at Court (including advocacy) as appropriate.
  • Obtaining and preparing file documentation.
  • Maintaining legal knowledge and skills.
  • Business Development.

Key Skills – Essential

  • Critical thinking.
  • Ability to present and argue a case orally and in writing. Deal with technical details and to express solutions to complex legal problems in a concise and customer-friendly way.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise workload and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as a member of the team.
  • Ability to deal with enquiries in a client-friendly and effective manner.
  • Good keyboard skills.

Knowledge

  • Windows, Word, MS Teams and Excel.
  • Solicitors Code of Conduct.

Qualification

  • Current Practising Certificate or equivalent.
  • APIL Litigator / Senior Litigator accredited (as commensurate with experience).

Experience

  • NQ to Grade B

The salary for this role will be based on experience, therefore please indicate your current salary and expectations for this position.

Benefits include:

  • Profit sharing scheme (tax-free on payments up to £3,600 per year), subject to National Insurance and 12+ months employment at the end of the calendar year.
  • Generous holiday entitlement ranging from 23-31 days (full-time, depending on the length of service with the firm).
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme to support health & wellbeing, including free counselling for you and your dependants.
  • Auto enrolment pension scheme.
  • Discounted bus travel.
  • Paycare Health Cash Plan (employee contributions).
  • Payroll giving scheme for tax-free charitable donations.
  • £1,000.00 finder’s fee for new employee recruitment referrals.
  • Professional membership/subscription support.
  • Death in Service Life Assurance – 3 times salary.
  • Interest-free loan for annual travel pass.
  • Free conveyancing on your main residential property.
  • A free will.
  • Regular social events including summer BBQ and a Christmas party.
  • Annual business briefing for the whole firm.
     

To apply for this Solicitor/Legal Executive – Clinical Negligence role please send a copy of your CV to me at a.dellarmi@clayton-legal.co.uk or alternatively give me a call on 01133 979929 to discuss further.

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