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Clinical Negligence Solicitor, NQ-4 PQE
Join a team that makes real changes
Bevan Brittan is a UK-Top 100 commercial law firm providing a
comprehensive range of legal services from offices in Birmingham,
Bristol, Leeds and London.
The firm advises businesses across construction, energy &
resource management, higher education and financial services,
complementing the firm's market leadership within housing, local
government and health and social care.
We currently employ over 500 people, including over 80 Partners, and
our award-winning teams provide health and social care, litigation
(commercial and clinical negligence) construction, commercial,
corporate, property, regulatory and employment legal advice.
Bevan Brittan is named among 'The Times Best Law Firms 2022' and has
recently either won or been shortlisted for a number of prestigious
awards including 'Legal Firm of the Year' at the Bristol Life Awards
2021, 'Pro Bono Award' at the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards
2020/21 and shortlisted for 'Property Law Firm of the Year' at the
Insider Yorkshire Property Industry Awards 2021.
Bevan Brittan is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes
applicants from all backgrounds.
Learn from the best
Bevan Brittan has strong recognition in the independent legal
directories - Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. In both guides we
are consistently ranked in the top tier for our practices across the
UK, with multiple individuals recognised as leading lawyers.
"By far Bevan Brittan is the most flexible, pragmatic,
skilled and reliable legal firm I have worked with."- Chambers
Our Clinical Risk team operates across all four offices, offering
advice and assistance to health and social care organisations across a
broad range of issues including clinical negligence, medical
malpractice and human rights claims, inquests, Court of Protection and
public law matters.
We are one of ten firms that act for the NHS Resolution, putting us
at the heart of claims and complaints brought against the NHS. Our
Clinical Negligence team is highly regarded for their work acting on
behalf of NHSR and NHS Trusts and in the defence of clinical
negligence cases. In addition, we undertake healthcare and medical
malpractice and regulatory work for a range of private insurers and
private sector health and social care providers.
Rise to the Challenge
We are seeking to recruit an additional clinical negligence/medical
malpractice lawyer, to join our Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds or London
office. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to
join an expanding team with an excellent client base and quality work.
In this role you will be responsible for:
Management (under supervision) of a full caseload of pre-litigated
and litigated matters for NHS Resolution and Insurers
Development of relationships with NHS Resolution/Insurer clients
and Trust/Insured clients
Liaising with Primary Care practitioners of various specialties
Supporting the Partners, Senior Associates and Associates with
business development and projects
What we are looking for from you
The successful applicant will possess the following skills key to the role:
Previous clinical negligence, defendant medical
malpractice/insurance, or PI experience
Ideally experience of claims against Primary Care practitioners
Strong communication skills with a professional approach to work
Confidence in working directly with clients
An ability to build strong interpersonal relationships
An aptitude for drafting and legal analysis
A keenness to work collaboratively with colleagues at junior and
Excellent project management skills
The ability to provide supervision to more junior lawyers
A practical and commercial approach
An aptitude and willingness to learn new skills and gain an
in-depth understanding of relevant healthcare sectors
We offer a substantial benefits package to all employees, which
includes 25 days holiday (plus the option to buy up to an additional 5
days), a generous pension scheme and private medical insurance through
Vitality (including "phone a GP service", discounted gym
membership and 'Vitality' Partner discounts).
All of our people are entitled to a biennial private health
assessment through Nuffield Health and are included in the group life
assurance scheme. We also have an Employee Assistance Programme (free
telephone support and counselling service) and a cycle scheme (Save
Tax & NI on a bike for cycling to work).
Where possible, we want to offer
all Bevan Brittan people flexibility to work their week in a way
that suits them - we operate a hybrid working model based on the
needs of our clients, teams and that of the individual. Our core
business hours are 9am - 5:15pm Monday to Friday, however we are
open to individuals working more flexibly around those times and
would welcome a conversation with you if you have any questions.
To us, being a responsible business is second nature; a core part of
Bevan Brittan's identity, running through our culture and embodied by
the clients we serve.
Bevan Brittan seeks to play an active role within its local office
communities. Through regular fundraising events, support for local
initiatives and annual charity donations at Christmas, we have
established a culture of giving within the firm. This has laid the
foundations for our Responsible Business strategy.
In December 2020 we donated a total of £40,000 to our four regional
office charities, with each charity receiving £10,000 towards the
causes colleagues support throughout the year. The donations went
towards providing vital services after a particularly challenging
year. Our current selected charities in Bristol, Birmingham and Leeds
are Great Western Air Ambulance, InUnity and Maggie's Cancer Care.
We want to demonstrate our commitment to these causes through action
rather than words; colleagues from across the firm are already heavily
involved, living and breathing the four pillars of our Responsible
Diversity & Inclusion
Collectively, these four pillars ensure we look after our colleagues'
wellbeing; offer an environment in which all can progress on merit,
regardless of personal circumstances or background; give something
back to the communities in which we work; and protect the environment.
Bevan Brittan is proudly a carbon neutral firm. We have achieved the
UN's Climate Neutral Now accreditation and our environmental
sustainability plan is focussed on achieving our net zero carbon target.
Each lawyer has the opportunity to undertake pro bono legal work for
local charities and not-for-profit organisations. This has seen
colleagues support the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (Bristol),
Moseley Road Swimming Baths (Birmingham), Yorkshire Cat Rescue
(Leeds), Great Western Credit Union (London), and several others.