Healthcare Lawyer

Job Description

Salary: £35 000 - £75 000

Our Healthcare team is a vibrant specialist department. We provide advice on all aspects of healthcare law, including clinical negligence, personal injury, patient safety, human rights and mental health. The ethos of the team is to work hard for our clients so that we secure the right outcome for them. In so doing we improve our technical skills and enhance our ability to meet the clients’ needs as they evolve. The healthcare sector is fast moving and the challenge of working for our clients provides very interesting work.

We are currently recruiting across all of our locations for casehandlers at Solicitor, Associate and Principle associate level. We pride ourselves on having excellent development opportunities for progression alongside a flexible working culture. We are looking for NHS Resolution experienced talent to increase our offering across all aspects of healthcare law – get in touch with us today to find out more.

 

Location:

Various

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.

The independent research showed "Weightmans provides exceptional employee conditions, nurtures and develops talent throughout all levels of the organisation."

We are truly committed to fostering a culture of equality and diversity, where each individual in the firm is respected and recognised on merit for the work that they do.

We strongly encourage applications from people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and disabilities. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustment at any stage of the application process.

Please feel free to note your preferred pronouns in your application.

Work for a firm where people matter – work for Weightmans.

As well as being immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people we offer a wide range of benefits including;

  • 28 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rated for part time)
  • Agile / working from home including provision of home office equipment
  • Healthcare cover/ Medicash
  • Pension plan
  • Life Insurance 4 X salary
  • Interest free travel loan scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme including counselling, legal and consumer advice service
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Discounted dental scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Offers & discounts
  • Great reward and recognition scheme
  • Social Committee and CSR committee on each site

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

To manage a caseload of pre and post litigated clinical negligence matters on behalf of NHS Resolution, NHS Trusts and GPs

Main duties and responsibilities

.         Review cases upon allocation and report and thereafter conduct case in accordance with internal and client SLAs and KPIs

·         Assist others with their cases and database/MI tasks

·         Supervision of junior team members

·         Undertake client secondments as required

·         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

·         Must have previous NHS Resolution clinical defendant experience

.         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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