Solicitor (Clinical Negligence) – MND097 –

Salary: DOE

Location: Manchester/ Southport/ Liverpool/ Hybrid

Solicitor

Location: Southport/ Manchester/ Liverpool/Hybrid

Fletchers Solicitors Ltd have a fantastic opportunity to join our growing Clinical Negligence Team.

Fletchers specialises in Clinical Negligence, and we are looking for someone who wants to play a key role in supporting teams across the department ensuring that allocated are conducted in a proactive and commercially focused manner with a real focus on reducing backlogs and creating consistency of approach.

This position will comprise of 25% working on a small number of cases within the team and 75% of the time supporting other teams. The role is hybrid but some travel to Manchester, Liverpool and Southport as needed.

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:

  • Discussing and agreeing case tactics and planning with the Team Leader
  • Ensure cases are progressed in a timely, efficient, and proactive manner.
  • Liaising with clients, experts, barristers, third party solicitors and insurers as necessary.
  • Dealing with all aspects of pre and post issue procedures in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Understanding of the full case lifecycle along with the ability to work across quantum bands and specialisms.
  • Pursuing cases to conclusion.
  • Contributing to delivering excellent results to our clients in terms of both service levels and legal outcomes
  • Understanding of key KPIs and case progression with the ability to use data.
  • Proficient understanding of processes, workflows, and case dashboard
  • Pursuing cases to conclusion.
  • Supervision and drive to develop junior team members.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent organisational skills and time management
  • Versatile so they can pick up cases from others and pull key points of where to focus.
  • Ability to adapt to unknown cases, understand and progress it.
  • Good IT skills especially in respect of Microsoft Office packages
  • Ability to work as part of team and ability to support change effectively.
  • Customer service experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Qualified or the equivalent experience working in a legal environment.
  • Experience working with Proclaim, or a case management system.

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
  • 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 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:

https://www.fletcherssolicitors.co.uk/about-us

https://fletcherscareers.co.uk/vacancies/

  • Location: Manchester/ Southport/ Liverpool/ Hybrid
  • Salary: DOE
  • Department: Clinical Negligence
  • Closing Date: Fri, 31 May 2024
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