Litigation Medical Negligence Solicitor

37000.00 - 37000.00 GBP Annual + GBP37000/annum
12 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Litigation Medical Negligence Solicitor

We are working with a large law firm based in Southport. They are recruiting for a Litigation Medical Negligence Solicitor to process the litigated cases, ensuring that the same are conducted in a proactive and commercially focused manner.

Essential Skills and Experience

* High levels of Clinical Negligence experience
* High levels of litigation experience
* Experience in drafting Court documents
* Advocacy experience
* Excellent case management skills
* Commercial focus
* Good time management
* Ability to cope under pressure
* Good client care skills
* Ability to work to a task list
* Good IT skills, preferably a working knowledge of Proclaim or similar case management system
* Initiative and forward thinking attitude
* Compliance with office manual procedures

Main Responsibilities

* Managing 25 litigated medical negligence cases
* Achieve KPI target of 65 chargeable units per day
* Managing all aspects of litigation from service to Trial
* Conducting litigated medical negligence claims of varying value up to GBP100,000.
* Drafting Court documents including witness statements, schedules of loss, directions questionnaires, proposed directions, case summaries, skeleton arguments, tomlin and consent orders etc.
* Complying with all Court deadlines in a timely manner
* Ability to do their own advocacy at Court hearings
* Supervising & assisting the Teams Senior Paralegals in their development
* Communicating, assisting & advising Tier 2 with the preparation of proceedings
* Progress files in line with KPI targets.
* Securing settlements of cases in line with targets
* Preparing instructions to Counsel
* Preparing letters of instruction to experts
* Communicating and negotiating with the Defendant and their representatives
* Considering medical evidence in relation to Breach of Duty, Causation and Condition and Prognosis prepared for the Claimant and Defendant
* Considering Defences & Quantifying claims for General & Special Damages
* Liaising with clients, experts, Counsel, Defendant's Solicitors/ Representatives
* Undertaking telephone negotiations/case management conferences with Solicitors/Courts as directed.
* Ensuring all outstanding actions as per Proclaim Action Lists are completed in a timely fashion.
* Accurately recording time.
* Maintaining client files in good order and in accordance with Lexcel and other quality assurance requirements
* Answering client queries on the telephone
* Making sure clients are kept up to date
* Preparing Trial and hearing bundles
* Enthusiastically seeking out personal development
* Interact with colleagues and express opinions in a professional and courteous way
* Communicate with Counsel and experts

If you are interested in this role, please apply with your CV.

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