Clinical Risk Solicitor/Associate (0-5+PQE), Newcastle

Clinical Risk Solicitor/Associate (0-5+PQE), Newcastle

DAC Beachcroft | newcastle, NSW, AU

Posted 2 days ago

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Role Responsibility

  • Handling a challenging but fulfilling caseload of defendant clinical negligence work acting for a variety of clients, which may include work for NHS Resolution, NHS Trusts, MDU, independent providers, and medical malpractice insurers.
  • Drafting legal documents, conducting face to face negotiations and mediation of claims, preparing cases for and adhering to court deadlines.
  • Engaging in direct client care, acting as first and primary contact for clients on a day to day basis, providing them with commercially focused legal advice, and adhering to their protocols and processes.
  • Making an appropriate contribution to non-fee-earning activity. You will be encouraged to participate in knowledge sharing, training, client seminars, writing articles for publication both for in-house and external publications, and business development
  • The Ideal Candidate

  • A 0-4+PQE Solicitor or Experienced Paralegal with experience in clinical negligence, personal injury, civil litigation, or insurance law.
  • Experience of an NHS Resolution or MDO panel firm would be desirable but is not essential. We want the best candidates no matter what their background is.
  • Strong technical and organisational skills to ensure a pragmatic and methodical approach to handling a variety of clinical negligence claims simultaneously, through an IT case management system.
  • A demonstrable ability to adopt a commercial perspective rather than an ‘academic' approach to legal issues and to be highly client focused.
  • Team oriented and collegiate with a willingness to mentor, coach and supervise less experienced members of teams.
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