Clinical Risk Solicitor/Associate

  • £40000 - £45000 per annum + Dependant on Experience!
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
  • Permanent

My client is seeking 0-5+PQE Solicitors/Associates to join a friendly and dynamic Clinical Risk team. This Clinical Risk Solicitor/Associate role presents an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and passionate individual to join an award-winning, progressive and highly specialised team. We have a proven track record in complex claims across all medical specialisms.

They are a leading international legal business with over 2,400 colleagues and a diverse range of capabilities. They act for the majority of the top 30 insurance and financial services companies operating in the UK. Our clinical risk cluster is the biggest nationally, located across 5 locations, in Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Winchester and Newcastle.

The role will require handling of a challenging but fulfilling caseload of defendant clinical negligence work acting for a variety of clients, which may include work for NHS Resolution, NHS Trusts, MDU, independent providers, and medical malpractice insurers. You will also draft legal documents, conduct face to face negotiations and mediation of claims, prepare cases for and adhering to court deadlines. Given the fantastic reputation of the business, you will be expected to engage in direct client care, acting as first and primary contact for clients on a day-to-day basis, providing them with commercially focused legal advice, and adhering to their protocols and processes. The client will also warmly accept, and encourage, appropriate contribution to non-fee-earning activity such as knowledge sharing, training, client seminars, writing articles for publication both for in-house and external publications, and business development.

The Ideal Candidate

  • A 0-5+PQE Solicitor/Associate with experience in clinical negligence, personal injury, civil litigation, or insurance law.
  • Experience of an NHS Resolution or MDO panel firm would be desirable but is not essential. We want the best candidates no matter what their background is.
  • Strong technical and organisational skills to ensure a pragmatic and methodical approach to handling a variety of clinical negligence claims simultaneously, through an IT case management system.
  • A demonstrable ability to adopt a commercial perspective rather than an 'academic' approach to legal issues and to be highly client focused.
  • Team oriented and collegiate with a willingness to mentor, coach and supervise less experienced members of teams.

The client will provide you with:

  • Flexibility - home-working and part-time work will be considered.
  • Fantastic benefits, which include regular pay reviews with consideration of the wider market, attractive pension scheme, private medical insurance, and regular social events.
  • A competitive bonus scheme that recognises not just financial performance but 'added value' for our clients.

If you would like to apply for this role or have any questions, please contact Chloe Murphy at Sacco Mann on 0113 467 9783 or ask to speak to another member of the team. Alternatively, if you know of anyone who would be suitable for this role then please let them or us know as we offer a reward for successful referrals. For full terms please see our website.

Chloe Murphy Executive Consultant

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