Clinical negligence is rightly regarded as a complex and technical area of law that attracts Paralegals, Chartered Legal Executives and Solicitors from various backgrounds. Some Lawyers opt to work on the defendant side for the NHS Resolution or other medical professionals who are often represented by national firms and some of the most respected Clinical Negligence specialists in the country. Whilst other lawyers prefer to act for the claimant where there is a wider variety of law firms from which you can choose, depending on your preference, you can still look to a national, multi discipline law firm, or opt for a smaller general practice or medical negligence specialist..
Clinical Negligence is not a discipline in which there are thousands of opportunities at any one time, but it is a discipline that has provided good opportunities for candidates at various levels consistently throughout the years. Given the nature of the work there are often great opportunities for Paralegals and Chartered Legal Executives to assist experienced medical negligence lawyers with numerous types of files from cases involving spinal surgery, gynaecological matters or birth defects, to misdiagnosis claims, hospital fatalities and inquests. It is not uncommon for cases falling under a general heading to still be very unique, allowing lawyers to apply their technical experience to extremely rare cases. This in itself is challenging and one of the many reasons why medical negligence often appeals to lawyers who enjoy dealing with more complex legal matters.
Whether you are an experienced Clinical Negligence Lawyer or Chartered Legal Executive seeking a new practice, a head of department wanting a new challenge or even a Paralegal wanting to build on your limited experience, we can advise you on how to do that and inform you of the current clinical negligence opportunities in your ideal location. Get in touch with one of our experienced consultants to discuss our most recent clinical negligence roles.