Role details

Clinical Negligence Solicitor NQ -2

Bristol   •   £35,000 - £42,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Join a leading Healthcare Practice based in Bristol
  • Great quality work and career from Top 20 Practice

About Our Client

My client is a leading international law firm and they specialise within the insurance and healthcare sectors.

Job Description

Clinical Risk is a core part of the business and my client are the leading law firm in this field in the UK. Their teams are based in Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Winchester allowing us to offer truly national coverage to both public and private health care clients. The Bristol team serves both local NHS clients and national health care providers in the private sector covering all aspects of health care related advice and representation. Acting for the NHSLA, the MDU and private insurers, their highly rated clinical negligence team has a proven track record in defending high value obstetrics, paediatrics and neurosurgical claims.

The successful candidate will be handling a challenging caseload of high value defendant clinical negligence work on behalf of the NHSLA and the MDU. This will include drafting pleadings, witness statements and letters of response, liaison with the NHSLA, Trusts and other health bodies, conducting face to face negotiations and mediation of claims as well as preparing counter schedules of damages in high value claims.

The Successful Applicant

* Clinical Negligence Solicitor 0-2 years PQE with a well-recognised firm, with considerable experience of handling complex clinical negligence claims, including those involving birth and other catastrophic injuries.

* Excellent relationship and client handling skills. Able to deal confidently and professionally with clients on day to day issues. Able to demonstrate a reasonable level of self-sufficiency, combined with an awareness of the boundaries of own competence/authority.

* An ability to adopt a commercial perspective rather than an 'academic' approach to legal issues.

* Confident communicator with the ability to negotiate and influence at all levels.

* Commercially minded and results driven, with the ability to see legal issues within the client's broader operating environment.

* Able to handle a complex and constantly changing workload and to work under pressure.

* Team oriented and collegiate with a willingness to share knowledge with and support other members of the team.

* Detail conscious with a concern for quality.

What's on Offer

Competitive salary and great career prospects.

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