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Assistant Solicitor – Clinical Negligence

Leigh Day is seeking to appoint 2x Assistant Solicitors with 0-2 years PQE to join its highly acclaimed Clinical Negligence Department. This is an excellent opportunity to join a coveted, award winning, specialist ‘claimant’ law firm renowned for ground breaking cases.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities;
• To conduct cases on behalf of Clinical Negligence clients to the highest standards.
• To assist the firm in achieving its stated professional and commercial objectives.
• To anticipate as well as to respond to clients’ needs and demands.
• Sharing of information with colleagues.
• To participate in the growth and development of the department/firm.

To be successful you must have;
• Ability to demonstrate a commitment to equality, access to justice and affordable legal advice of the highest quality.
• Newly qualified lawyer with demonstrable interest in working within clinical negligence. Demonstrable experience in this area is highly desirable.
• Demonstrable knowledge in conduct of cases from initial advice through to trial.
• Demonstrable ability to ensure team systems are functioning effectively.
• Demonstrable experience of managing a large number of cases with limitation/service and court deadlines.
• Substantial experience in calculating losses in Schedule of Loss (often large and complex).
• Substantial experience in dealing sensitively with clients and experts, providing solutions and managing difficult situations and conversations.
• Solid awareness of the general legal and ethical principles and able to apply those to different situations.
• Solid experience in using a variety of IT packages (MS Word, Excel, Case Management Systems and Outlook).
• Excellent communication skills, demonstrated by ability to communicate accurately, clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
• Excellent time management skills, demonstrated by ability to organise and prioritise a complex workload and work to tight deadlines.
• Substantial experience in working and contributing in a team environment.

To be considered for this post you must be eligible to practice as a lawyer in England and Wales.

Download the full job description for the Assistant Solicitor, London post.

This is a permanent, full-time position based in London.
Application Process
Please return the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk by 29 July 2018.
• A covering letter stating why you are interested in this role, your salary expectations and applicable notice period.
• A copy of your up-to-date CV.
• The completed application form

Unfortunately we may not be able to consider applications where this information is not provided.

Leigh Day is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. A copy of the Equality and Diversity Policy is available upon request.