Solicitor or Equivalent (Clinical Negligence Grade C – Southport)

Job ID: JRFS89210312

Salary: £35000-£65000 per year

Location: ,

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Job Description:

James Ray Recruitment are working with a law firm based in the North West. If you are looking to work for a growing company that offers internal progression, has a great work life balance, fabulous benefits, and will support you and your goals, then this could be the role for you!

The role will involve Assisting Lawyers and Senior Lawyers as directed in the running of a caseload of Clinical Negligence cases from inception to Trial, always under supervision and in line with current company policies and legal requirements. To accept delegated tasks on other similar cases as directed by the Senior Lawyer and to assist the team in settling the cases, to mentor and coach more junior team members. If successful you would be joining a quality, large and busy team of clinical negligence experts. You will be working on all aspects of litigation within your team, both pre- and post-litigation work.

You would be joining a quality, experienced and growing team of clinical negligence lawyers several of whom hold accreditations such as from APIL, AvMA and Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel.

The ideal candidate will have:

Recent experience of handling a case load
NQ- 5 years PQE or equivalent experience working in Clinical Negligence
Excellent organisational and time management skills
Excellent communication and drafting skills
Excellent IT skills especially in respect of Microsoft Office packages, proclaim and excel
Excellent attention to detail
Strong commercial awareness within a legal environment
Ability to work well with junior team members, providing coaching and mentoring
Flexible and willing to commit to achieving results and meeting deadlines.
Excellent Client Care Skills

Key Duties:

Accountable for:

  • Accountable for running an individual caseload
  • Providing support, guidance and assistance to the team to deliver outstanding service to clients
  • Contribute to proactive and commercial case management and progression across the team
  • Supporting the Team Leader/Head of Department in ensuring the delivery of the team’s financial and performance KPIs
  • Effective and thorough time recording

​Responsible for:

  • Discussing and agreeing case tactics and planning with the Team Leader/Head of Department and members of the team
  • Identifying and driving cases which are ready for LOC, settlement, and service within the team
  • Working with the team to ensure that relevant information is being collected and collated to enable the progression of the case
  • Management of a caseload in a proactive commercial manner
  • Co-ordinating the progression of cases with all internal and external parties
  • Drafting of legal documentation including LOC, letters of instruction
  • Negotiating settlement and the issuing and service of proceedings should it be required
  • Litigation of claims as required
  • Overseeing the documentation and correspondence produced by the team
  • Advising the team on any technical issues arising from their cases with support from Team Leader/Head of Department.


  • 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
  • Enhanced 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 (check out Fletchers Group on LinkedIn)
  • Monthly voucher awardshy

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