Clinical Negligence Associate

  • Location:

    Liverpool, Merseyside

  • Sector:

    Legal

  • Job type:

    Full Time

  • Salary:

    £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + + benefits

  • Contact:

    Kathryn Wycherley

  • Contact email:

    Kathryn.Wycherley@search.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    Req/542013

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-02-17

  • Start date:

    Asap

An award-winning, Top 50 (Legal 500) Firm are recruiting for a Clinical Negligence Solicitor (or equivalent) to contribute to their Litigation team in Liverpool.

This role is Full-Time and Permanent (Although they are happy to discuss flexible working options)

What's on offer for you
* 25 days annual leave
* Birthday privilege day
* Christmas shutdown
* Holiday buy and sell and carryover scheme
* Charity volunteering days
* Private medical insurance
* Permanent health insurance
* Health cash plan
* Life assurance
* Annual travel season ticket loan
* Dress for your day
* Training opportunities

Key responsibilities
To run a caseload of clinical negligence files to include:
* Drafting reports to Medical Protection
* Quantifying claims
* Liaising with member and co-defendants
* 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 trial
* Cover secondments at Medical Protection offices if required
* Draft articles
* Give client training and presentations
* Provide assistance in the running of colleagues' files where necessary

Essential:
* Law Degree (or equivalent)
* Clinical negligence experience, preferably from Defendant perspective.
* Experience in managing cases independently through the litigation process
* Ability to work independently and as part of a growing team
* Demonstrates an understanding of client's needs/expectations
* Adheres to guidelines and procedures.
* Excellent communication skills, attention to detail and organisational skills

Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.