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Senior Lawyer (Legal Support for Medical Law Services)

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Job role insights

  • Date posted

    April 19, 2024

  • Hiring location


  • Offered salary

    £40,000 - £50,000/year

  • Career level


  • Qualification


  • Experience

    3 - 5 Years

  • Quantity

    1 person


Senior Lawyer (Legal Support for Medical Law Services)

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £40,000.00-£50,000.00 per year

Locations: Southport, Manchester, Liverpool Leeds

Job description
Our client has a fantastic opportunity to join their growing Legal Support Team.
The successful candidate will play a key role in undertaking assessments of medical negligence leads conducted by our medical legal acceptance team with a view to identifying cases where there are sufficient prospects to proceed. In addition, they will provide legal guidance where needed to the Medical Law Services Teams.
About the company:
The client is a rapidly growing law firm specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence law. They are based in the North-West of the UK, with offices in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds & Southport, although many of their colleagues work from home as the client offer Hybrid working. They offer a great work life balance, fabulous benefits, apprenticeships, and internal progression, around 10% of their colleagues are currently working on apprenticeships or training contracts – more than ever before – and are continuing to grow the L&D offering. They have a great culture and people that will support you and your goals.
Our client is an inclusive employer with a diverse work force, which is why they welcome applications from all diversity groups and backgrounds. They are committed to providing a culture and environment where everyone can thrive. They understand and celebrate that no colleague is the same. They are proud of their work on the Disability Confident scheme and are signing up to other diversity standards to reflect their ethos.
Main Responsibilities:
  • To review medical negligence leads rejected by Structure information decision support system (SIDSS) or medical legal team.
  • To accept at Risk Assessment 1 (RA1) any cases which satisfy the ‘acceptance criteria’ as set out in the firm’s policy document.
  • To identify on risk assessment the relevant date of knowledge, record on Proclaim and record the reasons why the limitation period has been set to that date.
  • Provide training and support to lawyers as necessary.
  • To support systems teams with the development of the Structure information decision support system (SIDSS).
  • ​The above list is not exhaustive of any other tasks, which may be required.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Experience of handling medical negligence claims
  • 8 years+ PQE
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent case management skills
  • Good knowledge of medical conditions and ability to identify appropriate case categories.
  • To have precise and high-level attention to detail
  • Ability to make research/knowledge-based decisions.
  • Analytical skills and a methodical approach
  • Ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining high standards.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team member and remotely.
​​The Benefits:
  • 35 hours working week
  • Bonus scheme (subject to targets being met)
  • 35 days holiday a year including bank holidays and Christmas Closure,
  • Option to purchase up to 3 extra days’ holiday per year.
  • Pension scheme with tax-efficient salary sacrifice option.
  • Life Assurance Policy
  • Health care Policy
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and IVF schemes
  • Flexible, agile working environment with a positive work-life balance

Next Steps?

If you feel this role is the right fit for you, then Apply Now!

If your application meets our criteria, a member of our team will be in contact to discuss this opportunity further. After this if you are successful, you will be invited to a face-to-face interview.

We look forward to reviewing your application!



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