Senior Lawyer (Legal Support for Medical Law Services)

Salary: DOE

Location: Southport/Manchester/Liverpool/Leeds/Hybrid

Senior Lawyer (Legal Support for Medical Law Services)

Location: Liverpool/Manchester/ Leeds/ Southport /Hybrid

Fletchers Solicitors Ltd have a fantastic opportunity to join our 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 Fletchers Solicitors:

Fletchers is a rapidly growing law firm specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence law. We are based in the North-West of the UK, with offices in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds & Southport, although many of our colleagues work from home as Fletchers offers Hybrid working. We offer a great work life balance, fabulous benefits, apprenticeships, and internal progression, around 10% of colleagues are currently working on apprenticeships or training contracts – more than ever before – and we are continuing to grow our L&D offering. We have a great culture and people that will support you and your goals.

Fletchers Group is an inclusive employer with a diverse work force, which is why we welcome applications from all diversity groups and backgrounds. We’re committed to providing a culture and environment where everyone can thrive. Fletchers understand and celebrating that no colleague is the same. We’re proud of our work on the Disability Confident scheme, and we are signing up to other diversity standards to reflect our ethos.

Main Responsibilities for the role:

  • 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 Medical Law Services and Fletchers 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.

We reserve the right to close this role before the date specified depending on the calibre and volume of candidates.

In return Fletchers can offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • 35 hours working week
  • Bonus scheme (subject to targets being met)
  • 35 days holiday a year including bank holidays and Christmas Closure, you also have an option to purchase up to 3 extra days’ holiday per year, until you long service award the 3 days after your 5th, 7th, and 9th full year of employment
  • Pension scheme with tax-efficient salary sacrifice option
  • Life Assurance Policy
  • Medicash policy to cover some Dental, optical and other medical expenses
  • Enhanced company sick pay
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and IVF schemes
  • Flexible, agile working environment with a positive work-life balance
  • Varied calendar of funded company social events (check out Fletchers Group on LinkedIn)
  • Monthly voucher awards

So much has happened in the last year at Fletchers:

  • We became Fletchers Group following several acquisitions – and have big plans for more growth.
  • We offered legal colleagues more training contracts than ever before.
  • Retained excellent rankings with both The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners
  • We opened 2 new office locations in Leeds and Liverpool (alongside Southport and Manchester)
  • We launched our first ever Associate and Partner programmes for senior lawyers.
  • We launched the Fletchers Foundation charity to support injured people.

That’s just to name a few, check out our website for more:

  • Location: Southport/Manchester/Liverpool/Leeds/Hybrid
  • Salary: DOE
  • Department: MLS
  • Closing Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2023
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