Clinical Negligence Fee-earner, 0-8 years PQE

Clinical Negligence Fee-earner, 0-8 years PQE

We’re an award-winning law firm who have been helping our clients get the specialist legal advice they deserve for over 30 years.

Established by Stephen Switalski in 1993, we began with a focus on Child Care Law and Criminal Law from a single office in Wakefield. Since then, we have expanded to 12 locations, employing 390+ staff who now provide a wide array of specialist Legal Services.

A career at Switalskis means being part of a firm that cares and is here for you. We’re a firm that’s going places. We’re dynamic and progressive, and we never stand still. Last year, we were crowned Large Firm of the Year at Yorkshire Legal Awards and named in the top 50 fastest-growing companies in Yorkshire in the Yorkshire Growth Index.

We have a number of fee earner positions available within our Clinical Negligence teams based at offices across the Yorkshire region, which includes Barnsley, York, Leeds, Sheffield and Huddersfield.

All positions are ideally full-time, but part-time applications will be considered.

The roles will involve working closely with a Senior Associate and Director, assisting them on complex and high value clinical negligence claims, while also maintaining a caseload of approximately 40 cases of lower complexity and value, across all types of clinical negligence work.

On their own cases, the successful candidates would be expected to undertake all aspects of a clinical negligence claim, from initial case planning through investigation and obtaining evidence, the pre-action protocol, issuing and serving of proceedings, and litigation all the way to trial where necessary. They would of course be closely supervised, supported, and trained by more experienced colleagues.

We will consider applicants who are qualified solicitors, trainee solicitors, legal executives, or paralegals with experience of running their own files. We will also consider those with experience of either Claimant work or Defendant work.

You should have experience of conducting clinical negligence claims, or a demonstrable enthusiasm for the work. In addition, we are looking for candidates who can demonstrate the following:

An ability to learn quickly, to absorb, process, and understand large volumes of highly technical material, and then explain that information in a simple way to others.

The ability to understand and apply complex and novel legal concepts, and be able to explain those in a straightforward manner, particularly to clients.

Excellent written and spoken communication skills.

A successful candidate will be a team player, well organised, and able to manage competing priorities and time pressures.

Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Particularly Outlook, Word and Excel), case management software, and experience of time recording.

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