Clinical Negligence Solicitor

England, West Yorkshire, Leeds
£50000 - £65000 per annum
20 May 2024
17 Jun 2024
JN -052024-6428569
Mike Smith
Job Title
PQE Level
10+, 2-4, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is looking to recruit a Clinical Negligence Solicitor to work as a claims manager. Based in Leeds, this is a rare opportunity to join a large defence organisation who safeguard health care professionals around the world.

Client Details

The client is a leading medical protection organisation who safeguard health care professionals against medical malpractice claims. They have a dedicated legal claims team who manage claims from start to finish. The client offers exceptional benefits and hybrid working.


The Clinical Negligence Solicitor will deal with a range of responsibilities including;

· Directly managing a caseload of claims on an end-to-end basis with value and complexity appropriate to the level of experience

· Assessing the facts, law, apportionment issues, quantum and likely costs in order to devise and implement a case management and investigative strategy proportionate to the claim

· Ensuring accurate claims estimates are set and kept up to date

· Resolution of any apportionment issues

· Obtaining relevant documentation and factual evidence as required from the member(s) and other witnesses

· Commissioning expert reports and counsel input as required

· Drafting and serving the Letter of Response

· Drafting documentation as required to adhere with relevant protocols.

· Proactively initiating and engaging in settlement negotiations where appropriate

· The use of ADR/mediation where indicated

· Ensuring a smooth transition to in-house solicitors where required


The successful Clinical Negligence Solicitor should have:

  • A background handling clinical negligence claims
  • Professional qualification as a solicitor in the UK
  • A background working as a Clinical Negligence Solicitor either dealing with defendant or claimant work
  • Ties to Leeds
  • Examples of managing junior fee earners
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to manage a complex caseload
  • A collaborative approach, with the ability to work effectively as part of a team

Job Offer

  • An estimated salary range of £50,000 - £65000 per year
  • Generous holiday allowance of 25 days
  • An annual bonus scheme
  • Flexible and agile working conditions
  • A comprehensive pension scheme with an 11% contribution
  • car salary sacrifice scheme
  • Private medical cover