Principal Associate, Associate or Solicitor

Role profile: Role Profile Level 3
PQE: 8 years +
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Division: Claims
Team: North West Healthcare 2
Location: Liverpool
The Firm

Weightmans is a Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards 2021 and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK.

The independent research showed "Weightmans provides exceptional employee conditions, nurtures and develops talent throughout all levels of the organisation."

We are truly committed to fostering a culture of equality and diversity, where each individual in the firm is respected and recognised on merit for the work that they do.

We strongly encourage applications from people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and disabilities. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustment at any stage of the application process.

Please feel free to note your preferred pronouns in your application.

Work for a firm where people matter – work for Weightmans.

As well as being immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people we offer a wide range of benefits including;

  • 28 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rated for part time)
  • Agile / working from home including provision of home office equipment
  • Healthcare cover/ Medicash
  • Pension plan
  • Life Insurance 4 X salary
  • Interest free travel loan scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme including counselling, legal and consumer advice service
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Discounted dental ccheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Offers & discounts
  • Great reward and recognition scheme
  • Social Committee and CSR committee on each site
The Department

Our specialist Healthcare team covers all aspects of healthcare and related areas of law and practice, including EL/PL claims, child law, clinical negligence, clinical governance, consent to treatment, healthcare advisory and mental health. 

The role

Location for this role can be flexible.  North West region.

To manage a caseload of predominantly post-litigated EL/PL matters (on behalf of NHS Resolution and NHS Trusts).

Main duties and responsibilities

·         Review cases upon allocation and report to client/prepare internal strategy report as appropriate and conduct the case thereafter

·         Assist others with their cases and database/MI tasks

·         Supervision of junior team members

·         Undertake secondments as required at Trusts throughout the North West region

·         Complete client MI procedures/databases

·         Achieve set financial and chargeable hours targets

·         Deal with own hearings

·         Attend NHS Trusts to seek witness statements

·         Ensure relevant deadlines, quality measures and KIPS are adhered to

·         Comply with relevant policies and procedures

·         Work in accordance with Weightmans’ values

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.

The person specification

·         Post issue defendant EL/PL experience required

·         Experience of handling EL/PL claims for NHS Trusts would be preferred

.         Experience of providing other Healthcare related advice would also be preferred

·         Knowledge of CPR procedure with proven technical ability

·         Ability to work to strict deadlines and timescales

·         Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative

Other Information

Please note:

  • Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.


  • The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.


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