Clinical Negligence Lawyer - no agencies

Term: Permanent
Department: Personal Injury & Medical Negligence
Location: London
The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley, Beijing and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and FTSE 100 companies.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

We have more than 600 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, China, Paris, Germany, Italy, UK, and the US - Silicon Valley. In the UK, we have approximately 700 people working in the London, Manchester and Birmingham.

The firm is growing rapidly and its revenue for 2016/17 was £165 million. The UK accounts for approximately 70% of the headcount.

We were the fastest growing UK law firm last year with 2016/17 revenue of £165 million and were named Law Firm of the Year at both the British Legal Awards 2017 and 2018.

The Team

Fieldfisher has one of the UK's leading Personal Injury and Medical Negligence compensation claims practices. We have extensive experience in pursuing claims for victims of medical negligence, clinical negligence, medical accidents and medical mistakes. We are recognised as one of the UK's leading teams by credible directories including The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. The team were also named as winners of the Legal 500, Claimant Clinical Negligence Award.

Over the past 25 years we have helped thousands of people recover compensation for their injuries and illnesses. Many of the cases have settled for over £1 million.

Due to continued growth have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Solicitor to join this market leading team. You will be responsible for assisting the senior partners across a growing and diverse caseload of both medical and clinical negligence whilst also running your own smaller caseload of matters.

Responsibilities
  • Proactively manage own files and support the partners, most of whom deal with medical negligence work
  • Preparing thorough documentation required in the preparation of cases to trial
  • Liaising with counsel/experts
  • Liaising with clients and handling matters with the appropriate sensitivity
Key Skills & Experience
  • Experienced qualified lawyer with relevant UK claimant work
  • Should be able to demonstrate experience in and have a keen interest in marketing
  • An ability to build relationships with the client, family, witnesses, counsel and experts
  • Enthusiastic team player with commitment to quality and client care
  • Good case management skills
  • Strong academics essential
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a real commitment to and empathy with the cause of the client.

Agencies:Fieldfisher aims to hire candidates directly and will make specific instructions when we need to engage agencies.

Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.