CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE LAWYER 5 YEAR / PQE SENIOR ASSOCIATE

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Job Title: Clinical Negligence Lawyer 5 year + PQE Senior Associate Location: Sharston, M22 4HH Salary: Competitive salary along with a very generous commission scheme, paid monthly in arrears Job Type: Full time, Permanent About Us: Established in 2000, Express Solicitors is an award-winning law firm that deals in Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence claims. Based in Manchester, we serve clients nationwide. We are proud of the work we do helping injured people, and this is our core business. Express Solicitors are currently ranked 80 out of more than 10,000 law firms in the UK and feature in the top ten for the Best Law Firm to work for by Best Companies. We have a 5-star ranking with Trust Pilot from over 6.000 reviews, which, coming from our clients, means a lot to us. Express Solicitors is currently in an exciting growth phase and our Clinical Negligence team is undergoing strong expansion. Due to successful marketing, and acquisition of an existing successful law firm, we are receiving a significant number of new clinical negligence cases and now looking to recruit an additional 5 year plus Senior Associate Solicitor to bolster the team. About the Role: The caseload will be a broad mix of clinical negligence work, both pre issue and issued cases, with a focus on higher value and more complex claims against NHS Hospital Trusts and/ or GPs (we do not handle dental cases). Catastrophic Injury work, including birth injury cases, is also available. To assist in achieving goals and targets, the role will be supported by a secretary and assistant. We are looking for an individual who has the ability to work with seriously injured claimants with empathy and understanding, as well and manage the risk assessments required clinical negligence work. Person Specification: We are interested in hearing from individuals who is seeking the next exciting step in their career with perhaps aspirations of becoming a Partner in the future. The role offers genuine progression so would suit someone who not only wants to achieve excellent results for clients and contribute to the success of the team but wants to develop their own professional reputation. Candidates already with Law Society/ AVMA accreditation especially encouraged to apply. if this is something you are yet to pursue then our Head of Department who is an approved Clinical Negligence panel assessor, will support and assist you in obtaining. Ideally, you should have strong clinical negligence experience with a proven track record of demonstrating empathy and understanding. Essential and Desirable Requirements: Experience of higher value clinical negligence work Proven billing track record of handling a mixed clinical negligence caseload, including issued cases. Ability to hit key performance indicators Genuine tenacity. Strong CPR and Litigation skills. Excellent client care ability, with a passion for achieving the best possible outcome for our clients. Knowledge of Proclaim case management system advantageous Organised and efficient Willing to act as a team player to help the continued success of the team Will consider applications from candidates with very strong PI skills and experience of high value cases. Ideally Law Society/Avma accreditation but not essential An understanding of the issues within the clinical negligence sector and landscape Ideally, experience in writing blogs and / or marketing clinical negligence work Willing to attend marketing and fundraising eventsSalary, Hours & Benefits: Competitive salary along with a very generous commission scheme, paid monthly in arrears. Our standard working hours are 8:30am to 5:30am Monday-Thursday and 8:30am to 5pm Friday. There is a degree of flexibility which can be discussed at interview. 3/2 alternative working from home patterns 28 days holiday a year 3 holiday buy backs per year after 1 year of service Extra day's holiday for your birthday after 2 years' service. Private medical insurance available Attendance at AVMA two-day conference (paid for by the practice) Attending Lawyer training sessions (every other month) Death in Service Active social committee with generous departmental and firm-wide social budget. Active training culture and various groups and events such as Diversity & Inclusion. Netball / Football team, 10km Manchester team and more. Enhanced Maternity Leave payment if you have over 1 year tenureRecruitment Process: We rate skill and ability above all else and our recruitment policy encourages applications from all. Interviews will be conducted by MS Teams or In Office and will include scenario-based questioning. Please send a CV and covering letter by clicking APPLY. Candidates with experience or relevant job titles of; Solicitor, Legal Caseworker, Qualified Solicitor, Lawyer, PI Solicitor, Personal Injury Lawyer, Solicitor, Qualified Solicitor, Chartered Legal Executive, Personal Injury Caseworker, may also be considered for this role

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