Solicitor/Legal Executive – Clinical Negligence (1-3 years PQE)

Solicitor/Legal Executive – Clinical Negligence (1-3 years PQE)

Ison Harrison Solicitors offers a full range of legal services to both personal and commercial clients from its 19 branches across Yorkshire, including our head office in Leeds City Centre.

Due to continued organic growth we are looking to recruit a claimant clinical negligence solicitor or Legal Executive of between 1 to 3 years PQE experience (or equivalent) at our Duke House office in Leeds City Centre.

Whilst your caseload grows you will be expected to assist other members of the team with dedicated tasks. All of our cases are multi-track. Caseload numbers are dictated by complexity, though most will have < 40 cases at any one time. Support from paralegals and secretaries will be provided as necessary.

Our specialist team is passionate about the law and getting the right result for our clients.

The vast majority of our work is through recommendations and we attract both high-value, complex cases and smaller, more straight-forward claims. We are the most accredited law firm in Yorkshire. Our wide range of specialist accreditations across the firm speaks of our expertise and provides security.

We are also 100% employee owned. This means our employees can influence the future of our business and play a key part in its success and profitability with an additional financial benefit through our profit sharing scheme for all eligible employees.

The successful candidate will have experience either exclusively or predominantly in running a claimant clinical negligence caseload. They will pride themselves on their excellent client care and be adept at communicating clearly, but sensitively. They will have a strong eye for detail, be thorough and efficient and able to meet strict deadlines. We are looking for someone who is passionate, technically competent, commercially aware and able to build on Ison Harrison’s reputation for high quality legal services.

In return, you will be a key member of the team whose voice is heard and will be listened to. You will have every opportunity to develop professionally and put down roots. The silly question is the one you do not ask. You will find quickly that this is a safe learning environment where you will be supported and encouraged to develop.

The firm has a proven track record of recognising and rewarding outstanding individuals that go the extra mile.

KEY TASKS

- Running a case load of Claimant Clinical Negligence matters.
- Dealing with matters at all stages, from taking the client’s initial instructions through to archiving, in accordance with office and accounts procedures.
- Taking instructions from clients and advising accordingly.
- Instructing counsel or other experts where appropriate.
- Representing clients at Court (including advocacy) as appropriate.
- Obtaining and preparing file documentation.
- Maintaining legal knowledge and skills.
- Business Development.

KEY SKILLS – ESSENTIAL

- Critical thinking.
- Ability to present and argue a case orally and in writing.
- Deal with technical details and to express solutions to complex legal problems in a concise and customer-friendly way.
- Ability to work under pressure, prioritise workload and meet deadlines.
- Ability to work on own initiative and as a member of the team.
- Ability to deal with enquiries in a client-friendly and effective manner.
- Good keyboard skills.

KNOWLEDGE

- Windows, Word, MS Teams and Excel.
- Solicitors Code of Conduct.

QUALIFICATION

- Current Practising Certificate or equivalent.
- APIL Litigator / Senior Litigator accredited (as commensurate with experience).

EXPERIENCE

- 1 to 3 years PQE experience.

OTHER

- Flexible and ‘can do’ attitude.
- Excellent written and spoken English to produce documents for the clients, court, other parties and resolve telephone enquiries.
- Satisfactory absence record or sound justification for high absenteeism.
- Able to promote the image of the firm.

LOCATION

Our city centre office address is: Duke House, 54 Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 2EE.

Ison Harrison is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on any grounds other than the ability to carry out the job specification.

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