Solicitor (Clinical Negligence)

Job ID: JRFS9212318

Salary: £35000-£65000 per year

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Job Description:

James Ray Recruitment are working with a law firm based in the North West. They are looking for a Solicitor to work within their Clinical Negligence department.

The firm specialises in Clinical Negligence, and we are looking for someone who wants to play a key role in supporting teams across the department ensuring that allocated are conducted in a proactive and commercially focused manner with a real focus on reducing backlogs and creating consistency of approach.

This position will comprise of 25% working on a small number of cases within the team and 75% of the time supporting other teams. The role is hybrid but some travel to Manchester, Liverpool and Southport as needed.

Key Duties:

Main Responsibilities:

  • Discussing and agreeing case tactics and planning with the Team Leader
  • Ensure cases are progressed in a timely, efficient, and proactive manner.
  • Liaising with clients, experts, barristers, third party solicitors and insurers as necessary.
  • Dealing with all aspects of pre and post issue procedures in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Understanding of the full case lifecycle along with the ability to work across quantum bands and specialisms.
  • Pursuing cases to conclusion.
  • Contributing to delivering excellent results to our clients in terms of both service levels and legal outcomes
  • Understanding of key KPIs and case progression with the ability to use data.
  • Proficient understanding of processes, workflows, and case dashboard
  • Pursuing cases to conclusion.
  • Supervision and drive to develop junior team members.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent organisational skills and time management
  • Versatile so they can pick up cases from others and pull key points of where to focus.
  • Ability to adapt to unknown cases, understand and progress it.
  • Good IT skills especially in respect of Microsoft Office packages
  • Ability to work as part of team and ability to support change effectively.
  • Customer service experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Qualified or the equivalent experience working in a legal environment.
  • Experience working with Proclaim, or a case management system.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • 35 hours working week
  • Bonus scheme (subject to targets being met)
  • 35 days holiday a year including bank holidays and Christmas Closure, you also have an option to purchase up to 3 extra days’ holiday per year, until you long service award the 3 days after your 5th, 7th, and 9th full year of employment
  • Pension scheme with tax-efficient salary sacrifice option
  • Life Assurance Policy
  • Medicash policy to cover some Dental, optical and other medical expenses
  • Company sick pay
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and IVF schemes
  • Flexible, agile working environment with a positive work-life balance
  • Varied calendar of funded company social events
  • Monthly voucher awards

To Apply For This Role:

Email your CV and cover letter to admin@jamesrayrec.com

To Apply For This Role:

Email your CV and cover letter to admin@jamesrayrec.com