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Fixed Term – Specialist Litigator (MN075M)

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Fixed Term – Specialist Litigator (MN075M)

Added 2 months ago


To process the litigated cases, ensuring that the same are conducted in a proactive and commercially focussed manner. To assist with pre-litigation cases in team to ensure they are progressed efficiently and proportionaility to issue and service.

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Managing 25 litigated medical negligence cases
  • Reviewing pre-litigation cases & preparing clear case plans for progression to litigation
  • Achieve KPI target of 65 chargeable units per day
  • Managing all aspects of litigation from service to Trial
  • Conducting litigated medical negligence claims of varying value up to £100,000.
  • Drafting Court documents including:
  • Witness statements
  • Schedules of Loss
  • Directions Questionnaires
  • Proposed Directions
  • Lists of Documents
  • Case Summaries
  • Applications
  • Agendas for Joint Meeting of Experts
  • Skeleton Arguments
  • Listing Questionnaires
  • Tomlin & Consent Orders
  • Complying with all Court deadlines in a timely manner
  • Ability to do their own advocacy at Court hearings
  • Supervising & assisting the Teams Senior Paralegals in their development
  • Communicating, assisting & advising Tier 2 with the preparation of proceedings
  • Progress files in line with KPI targets.
  • Securing settlements of cases in line with targets
  • Preparing instructions to Counsel
  • Preparing letters of instruction to experts
  • Communicating and negotiating with the Defendant and their representatives
  • Considering medical evidence in relation to Breach of Duty, Causation and Condition and Prognosis prepared for the Claimant and Defendant
  • Considering Defense’s
  • Quantifying claims for General & Special Damages
  • Liaising with clients, experts, Counsel, Defendant’s Solicitors/ Representatives
  • Undertaking telephone negotiations/case management conferences with Solicitors/Courts as directed.
  • Ensuring all outstanding actions as per Proclaim Action Lists are completed in a timely fashion.
  • Accurately recording time.
  • Maintaining client files in good order and in accordance with Lexcel and other quality assurance requirements
  • Answering client queries on the telephone
  • Making sure clients are kept up to date
  • Preparing Trial and hearing bundles
  • Enthusiastically seeking out personal development

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • High levels of Clinical Negligence experience
  • High levels of litigation experience
  • Experience in drafting Court documents
  • Advocacy experience
  • Excellent case management skills
  • Commercial focus
  • Good time management
  • Ability to cope under pressure
  • Good client care skills
  • The ability to interact with colleagues and express opinions in a professional and courteous way
  • The ability to interact with Counsel & experts
  • The ability to head Conferences with Counsel & experts
  • Flexibility as the Court deadlines can be very demanding
  • The ability to work to a task list
  • Good IT skills, preferably a working knowledge of Proclaim or other similar case management system
  • The ability to apply initiative and forward thinking
  • Compliance with office manual procedures

This is a 12 months fixed term position

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