8 months ago
Role Profile Level 2
(Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm)
Clinical Liverpool and Manchester
Weightmans is a Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK 2017, we are immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people.
Our specialist Healthcare team covers all aspects of healthcare and related areas of law and practice, including child law, clinical negligence, clinical governance, consent to treatment, healthcare advisory and mental health. We provide a supportive, proactive service based on a deep understanding of NHS procedures and the social/political background of public healthcare. Our expert team includes doctors and nurses among other health professionals, all with specialist medical knowledge in key areas.
To manage a caseload of pre-litigated and litigated clinical negligence cases, provide assistance as required to partners and other senior members of the team on casework and databases/MI, and to potentially undertake secondments at various NHS Trusts throughout the North West.
Main duties and responsibilities
Manage a caseload of pre-litigated and litigated clinical negligence cases
Review case upon allocation and report to client/prepare internal strategy report as appropriate and conduct the case thereafter
Assist others with their cases and database/MI tasks
Undertake secondments as required at NHS Trusts throughout the North West
Complete client MI procedures/databases
Achieve set financial and chargeable hours targets
Deal with own telephone hearings as appropriate
Ensure relevant deadlines, quality measures and KIPS are adhered to
Comply with relevant policies and procedures
* Work in accordance with Weightmans’ values
This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.
The person specification
Clinical negligence experience
Knowledge of CPR procedure with proven technical ability
Ability to work to strict deadlines and timescales
Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
Ability to commute to Trusts throughout the North West
Excellent organisation skills
Excellent time management skills
* Can-do attitude
Knowledge of Lexcel procedures
Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.
The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.