Healthcare Solicitor

Job Description

Salary: £40,000-£65,000


SALARY £40,000-£55,000 DOE



The Firm

Weightmans is a Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards 2021 and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK, we are immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people.

The Department

Our specialist Healthcare team covers all aspects of healthcare and related areas of law and practice, including EL/PL claims, child law, clinical negligence, clinical governance, consent to treatment, healthcare advisory and mental health. 

The role

Location for this role can be flexible.  North West region.

To manage a caseload of predominantly post-litigated EL/PL matters (on behalf of NHS Resolution and NHS Trusts).

Main duties and responsibilities

·         Review cases upon allocation and report to client/prepare internal strategy report as appropriate and conduct the case thereafter

·         Assist others with their cases and database/MI tasks

·         Supervision of junior team members

·         Undertake secondments as required at Trusts throughout the North West region

·         Complete client MI procedures/databases

·         Achieve set financial and chargeable hours targets

·         Deal with own hearings

·         Attend NHS Trusts to seek witness statements

·         Ensure relevant deadlines, quality measures and KIPS are adhered to

·         Comply with relevant policies and procedures

·         Work in accordance with Weightmans’ values

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.

The person specification

Post issue defendant EL/PL experience required.

·         Experience of handling EL/PL claims for NHS Trusts would be preferred

.         Experience of providing other Healthcare related advice would also be preferred

·         Knowledge of CPR procedure with proven technical ability

·         Ability to work to strict deadlines and timescales

·         Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative

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