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Company Acs Recruitment
Job Title: Clinical Negligence Lawyer
Job Category: Solicitor
Job Description:
ACS are looking for a Clinical Negligence Lawyer on behalf of our client for their Liverpool based firm of solicitors. Duties will include, but not be limited to, * To risk assess claims coming into the Medical Negligence Department * To look for winners in those case & set out the ?roadmap? of case direction, to include, but not limited to- * * Indicate which medical speciality to instruct * * Indicate what they are to report upon eg. breach or causation or breach & causation * * Indicate succinct but clear parameters for the expert to report on & specific questions to be raised where necessary * * Specify which questions are to be put to which experts * * Specify whether full or screening reports are required * * Review and consider the sufficiently of the light pagination (LP) generated by clinical paginator colleagues & external partners * Identifying at the earliest appropriate moment the need to prepare & send a letter of claim (LOC) & thereafter (but not limited to) * * Set out in the RA the allegations of negligence to be put forward * * Review & propose amendments to the draft LOC within 48 hours * To identify on risk assessments (RA) the relevant date of knowledge, record this in the case plan and record the reasons why the limitation period has been set to the date. * Ensure correct & sufficient records have been obtained & give instructing in relation to any missing documents or in relation to inadequate LP?s * Identify potential capacity & testatory issues & any other matters that might affect the business?s risk profile * Advise on medical & legal issues & support junior colleagues whilst not engaging in the activities to be delegated * Maintain an ongoing review of limitation throughout the lifespan of the claim. * To identify the correct defendants & record on the RA. Maintain an ongoing watching brief in relation to the correct identification of defendants * Professionally & discreetly raise any training & cultural issues with the Medical Negligence Manager * Ensure limitation dates are identified & adequately prepared for in good time * Advise on tactics in relation on litigation, applications (including but not limited to PAD applications) & commercial settlements thereafter. * Maintain an eye to appropriate WIP generation & the avoidance of non-progressive & hence potentially unrecoverable WIP * Avoid by means of commercial tactical planning unrecoverable & excessive disbursements * Management of own case load from second Risk Assessment onwards providing direction to junior colleagues & answering queries raised by junior colleagues within 24 hours * Refer to the COLP areas of specific or general risk are identified at any time, which need to be considered or addressed. ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE * Experience of handling medical negligence claims * Previous supervisory or management experience * Good IT skills * Excellent attention to detail * Commercial perspective QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS REQUIRED * Experience of handling medical negligence claims * Previous supervisory or management experience * Good IT skills * Excellent attention to detail * Commercial perspective All Applicants will be reviewed within the next working day and successful applicants will be acknowledged within 2 working days. ACS Recruitment Consultants Ltd are the market leader within Legal Recruitment and we specialise in the placement of Qualified Solicitors, Legal Executives, Paralegals, Legal Secretaries and Support Staff at all levels.

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Employment type: Permanent
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Min. Experience (Years): Unspecified
Job Location: UK
Post Date: 12 Jan 2018
 
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