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about 1 month ago
Clayton Legal
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Manchester
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: PQE 2, PQE 3, PQE 4, PQE 5
Contact: Leanne Taylor
Sector: Medical Negligence
Category: Solicitor Jobs

Clinical Negligence Solicitor

North Manchester

A great opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Negligence Solicitor/Fee Earner to join a fantastic Clinical Negligence Department for a firm in North Manchester.

They are looking for a motivated and driven Clinical Negligence Solicitor to join their team and manage their own claimant file caseload plus assisting the Head of Department on the more higher value files. This is a very hands-on role and you will be involved in the full life cycle of the cases.

You will be:

Qualified as a Solicitor or a CILEx
Recent experience working within the field of clinical negligence
Experience of managing own caseload effectively, particularly in a pressurised environment
A team player, with strong interpersonal and communication skills
The ability to identify legal matters that must be escalated
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Excellent legal drafting skills to produce accurate, concise and compliant documents
Experience using Proclaim Eclipse, not essential but would be an advantage
A medical background would be advantageous

Your core duties will include:

Dealing with a Clinical Negligence caseload with an appropriate level of supervision
Assisting Senior Fee Earner in dealing with complex Clinical Negligence matters
Managing your own workload and supporting the development of junior members of the staff within the department.
Taking new client instructions and risk assessment of new claims
Processing instructions in accordance with established procedures
Assisting with pre-action disclosure, to include obtaining records and arranging collation and chronology
Analysing of evidence and research of legal issues on liability, causation and quantum
Drafting pre-action letters, client correspondence, court documents and instructions to Counsel
Preparing bundles of documents for medical experts, Courts, Counsel and others
Assisting with all tasks necessary to conclude the case once court proceedings have commenced

For more information please contact Leanne Taylor @ Clayton Legal on

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