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Solicitor/Senior Solicitor- healthcare litigation

Hempsons LLP
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England
Full time
17 days ago

About Hempsons

With 250 staff and lawyers working across our five offices nationwide, Hempsons is a leading law firm for the health and social care, charity, education and social enterprise sectors. We help clients overcome a constantly evolving list of challenges. This is a time of change and opportunity for our clients, as highlighted by recent investment into the NHS and the sharpening focus on innovation, technology, integration, new ways of working and efficiency.

We are the leading national defendant clinical negligence firm, with three of our offices ranked as ‘top tier’ by the Legal 500 and many of our teams attracting individual praise.

Our aim is to provide outstanding legal services that deliver the best possible client outcomes whilst nurturing a culture that makes us a “great place to work”.

The Team

We are the leading national defendant clinical negligence firm, with three of our five offices ranked as ‘top tier’ by the Legal 500 and many of our team attracting individual praise.

Our 70+ strong team of lawyers advise NHS Resolution, NHS Trusts and medical defence organisations on wide ranging and important issues providing intelligent and novel solutions and are described as ‘second to none’ by Chambers and Partners.

The team is strengthened by a number of former doctors, nurses and other clinicians and is recognised for its knowledge of the healthcare field.

The Role

We are looking for a Solicitor or Senior Solicitor, dependant on experience, to join our Defendant Healthcare Litigation team in Newcastle.

The successful candidate will manage their own caseload of claims which are being pursued against NHS Trusts and/or General Practitioners. You will work on a wide variety of complex defendant claims covering all aspects of medical practice. You will also have the opportunity to assist Associates and Partners with high value claims and gain knowledge of the healthcare sector as a whole.

Your key responsibilities will include but not limited to:

Pre-action investigation of claims
Litigation & costs management
Interviewing clinicians and drafting witness statements
Instructing medical experts
Multi-party litigation
ADR & mediation
Preparation for and attendance at trials.

There may also be opportunity to undertake secondments with our client

Essential Skills & Experience:

Candidates will have at least completed a seat in their of Clinical Negligence in their Training Contract, however candidates up to 3/4 years PQE will be considered.

Relevant experience of clinical negligence claims from either a defendant or claimant law firm.

Excellent legal skills/knowledge and willingness to take on a varied and sometimes complex workload

Excellent time management and organisation skills, including time recording

Compliance with all internal & client protocols, including data security guidelines.

Hempsons is an equal opportunities employer

Hempsons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and to encouraging diversity through recruitment. Applications are welcome from all sections of the community and decisions to progress will be made with reference to entirely objective criteria only.

Hempsons is an agile firm and we offer a Hybrid Working environment. 

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