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Clinical Negligence Solicitor

Posted 5 January by Cavendish Maine Recruitment Ended

Job Title: Clinical Negligence Solicitor

Location: Birmingham

Sector: Legal

Salary: Negotiable

Reference: ADR/19746

Job Description:

One of the most respected defendant solicitors in the UK would like to recruit a Clinical Negligence Solicitor to join their specialist healthcare team. This 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. They provide a supportive, proactive service based on a deep understanding of NHS procedures and the social/political background of public healthcare. Their expert team includes doctors and nurses among other health professionals, all with specialist medical knowledge in key areas.

The healthcare sector is fast moving and the challenge of working for their clients provides very interesting work. The successful candidate will be highly motivated to develop their own and our teams’ practices.

The Role:

This role will see you manage a litigated clinical negligence caseload and your main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Conduct investigations in order to determine liability and quantum risks
  • Liaise with all the interested parties including witnesses, experts etc
  • Obtain and review relevant medical records and policies
  • Instruction of experts
  • Written advice in accordance with client protocols for approval by Nominated Partner.
  • Attend in person meetings away from the office
  • Achieve fees and chargeable hours targets
  • Mentor/supervise more junior colleagues (where applicable)
  • Complete Management Information procedures as and when required
  • Adhere to client protocols and Service Level Agreements
  • Compliance with relevant deadlines, quality measures and key progress indicators
  • Comply with Firm’s relevant policies and procedures
  • Contribute to profile-raising and business development initiatives

Experience Required:

  • NQ up to 7 year PQE or equivalent experience (as a guide)
  • Experience of clinical negligence work or maximum severity claims, preferably for a defendant firm
  • Genuine and demonstrable interest in healthcare sector
  • Strong knowledge of CPR procedures and with proven technical ability
  • Good communication skills
  • Disciplined time management and organisation skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise to meet deadlines


Adrian Richards


If your application is successful we will contact you to discuss the opportunity in more detail, within 48 hours of receiving your application.

Should you not hear from us within 3 working days please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please be advised that if unsuccessful for this role we may keep your details in our hold file for 6 months, during which time you may be contacted for other suitable vacancies.

In the meantime, we would like to thank you for your interest in Cavendish Maine.

Reference: 34150586

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