Solicitor - Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury

  • Job Reference: 132542
  • Date Posted: 3 May 2022
  • Recruiter: Davies and Partners
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Davies and Partners Solicitors is a well-established law firm with over 30 years’ experience. It has a national reputation for excellence in the Property sector and strength in depth in a wide selection of other legal services for businesses & individuals. There are 5 offices in Gloucester, Bristol, Birmingham, London and Devon.

Reporting Line

This role reports to the Legal Director in the Birmingham office with a dotted line to the Head of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury (Chief Executive).

Job Purpose

To work as an experienced Solicitor in Clinical Negligence and to also undertake some Personal Injury work

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • To carry out and be responsible for day to day conduct of clinical negligence and personal injury related work files under the supervision of the Legal Director for clinical negligence and personal injury.
  • Any necessary advocacy and other Court attendances including attendances at conferences with Counsel.
  • Day to day supervision of secretaries and others that may be working immediately for you.
  • To assist senior members of the Department/unit with substantial case files and to exhibit flexibility, particularly in times of holiday/sickness.
  • To apply proper professional standards. Gaining an awareness of the provisions of the office manual and observing best practice in the prevention of claims against the firm for professional negligence and in particular operating with a high degree of personal organisation.
  • To demonstrate an awareness of clients’ needs and perceptions to the discharge of your work for them and to act promptly, pro-actively and efficiently in relation to all client matters.
  • To achieve legitimate billing in line with figures to be agreed with the Department/Unit Head.
  • To comply with all other departmental procedures including the regulation and control client indebtedness.
  • To maintain an up to date knowledge of the law in your areas of specialisation and to comply with the continuing professional development requirements.
  • To seek to develop and improve the quality of your workload and level of your expertise.
  • To maintain a cordial and co-operative attitude to other members of the firm.

The following tasks provide a general overview of the types of activity, the candidate will be expected to engage in or oversee on a day-to-day basis. The tasks are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities as all employees are required to be flexible, dynamic and have the capacity to think creatively when presented with challenges.

Compliance

As part of our compliance procedures, applicants are asked to note that:

  • references will be followed up;
  • all gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily;
  • proof of identity and (where applicable) qualifications will be required;
  • reference requests will ask specifically whether the applicant has ever been subject to any proceedings/complaints initiated by the Law Society or any other professional body.
  • appropriate suitability checks may be required prior to confirmation of appointment.

This role meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. This role will require applicants who are offered employment to be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions.

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Legal Status:

  • Appropriate DBS disclosure will be required prior to confirmation of appointment
  • Right to live and work in the UK e.g. valid UK passport or appropriate visa/work permits

Education/Qualifications:

  • SRA qualified Solicitor or FCILEX qualified. Ideally 1+ years PQE

Skills/Knowledge:

  • Possess a detailed understanding of Clinical Negligence Law and experience of Personal Injury work
  • Ability to maintain and build upon existing client relationships through positive business development and acting as a ambassador of the company.
  • Self-organised and proactive
  • Ability to take responsibility and solve problems
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain client confidentiality
  • Adaptable to the needs of the business as changes occur during the operational requirements
  • Competent in the effective use of Case Management and other IT systems
  • The ability to prioritise, meet deadlines, and work under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

Equal Opportunities

Davies and Partners Solicitors provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable national laws. Davies and Partners Solicitors complies with applicable national laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

Location: Davies and Partners Solicitors, Latham House, 33-34 Paradise Street, Birmingham, B1 2AJ
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Working hours: 37.5 hours per week. Some hybrid working can be agreed but should be flexible to suit departmental needs.

You may have experience of the following: Litigation, Personal Injury Law, Personal Injury Lawyer, Case Law, Litigation, Solicitor, Litigation Solicitor, Personal Injury Claims, Stakeholder Management, Litigator, Lawyer, Qualified Solicitor, LLB, LPC, etc.

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