Company: Lime Solicitors
Closing date: 31/08/2021
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Team: Clinical Negligence
Location: UK-Wide
Let us introduce ourselves…

It’s the people at Shakespeare Martineau that make us so special. By understanding what our people want, giving them the support they need, recognising everyone’s contribution and realising the unique power of teams, together we win.   As a firm we are focused on proactively building and developing diverse teams, bringing different backgrounds, personalities and perspectives together. We play to our strengths, pushing ourselves to be consistently better than yesterday and deliver amazing solutions for our clients. We empower our teams with a high degree of individual responsibility; we self-manage and encourage everyone to be responsible for their own learning, knowing it makes us even better at what we do!    

We believe in trusting our people to make the right decisions for themselves, from when and where you work, to how you dress; we focus on outputs.  

Want to find more about our amazing benefits?

Meet the team

Our Clinical Negligence team deal with claims arising as a result of healthcare professionals acting against the interests of our client’s health. We advise clients who have suffered physical, mental or economic loss as a result of this negligence and guide them through the initial investigation into their claim and thereafter proceeding through the pre-action and post issue phases of County and High Court litigation. We also regularly attend our client’s inquests.

Our specialist team have dealt with thousands of claims against hospital trusts, private healthcare providers, care homes, individual GPs and dentists on a variety of different injuries ranging from low to high severity, with particular expertise in relation to fatal claims, industrial disease cases, amputations, brain injury and multiple injuries.

The opportunity

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and driven Solicitor with 8-10 years' PQE to join our busy Clinical Negligence team.

This role would suit someone who enjoys client contact and works well under pressure.  You will have exposure to hands-on work from day one, and will play a key role in a thriving team to provide high quality legal services to a variety of clients on all aspects of Clinical Negligence work.

More senior fee earners will also assist in the supervision of more junior fee earners, delegating appropriate work to trainees and supporting on large complex matters. 

Your key duties will be:

  • running a broad range of Clinical Negligence cases efficiently and cost effectively
  • handling litigated matters for the clinical negligence team
  • liaising with clients in a professional manner
  • attending and conducting client meetings
  • taking clients’ instructions
  • giving clear advice in correspondence and in person
  • maintaining good file management
  • taking a proactive approach to business development

Role requirements:

  • a minimum of 8 years’ experience working on clinical negligence matters within a law firm
  • proven experience of dealing with an issued litigated caseload
  • strong IT skills
  • a solid understanding of office financial procedures
  • a willingness and enthusiasm to get involved in business development activities, ideally able to demonstrate a proven track record of success in this area
  • a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • a desire to exceed client expectations
  • a high degree of initiative and the ability to cope in a demanding environment
  • excellent organisational and prioritising skills
  • the ability to work in a busy team
  • excellent communication skills
  • a desire to enhance client relationships through day to day activity
How we work

We embrace agile working and offer a blended approach to where and how we work.

We appreciate that people have different needs and preferences and we’re keen to be flexible, after all, we value what you do, not where you do it.

We have hubs in Birmingham, Leicester, Lincoln, London, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Solihull, Stratford-upon-Avon and Sheffield. This role can be predominantly home based with travel as required into any of our office hubs. The main contact hub for this role will be Leicester and therefore this will also involve some travel into Leicester.

Additional information

Please be aware, for some vacancies, where we receive high numbers of applications we may need to bring the close date forward.

Due to the nature of the work undertaken, confirmation of employment will be subject to a variety of checks which will be carried out once an offer of employment is accepted. Details of the checks can be found here.


Equal opportunities

Shakespeare Martineau is a committed equal opportunities employer. We seek to attract, develop and retain talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. We value and respect individuality and encourage a culture within our business where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths and experiences. Everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, regardless of their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.