Lawyer - Associate - Manchester - Healthcare

Associate - Healthcare - Manchester

The Role

Department: Healthcare

Location: Manchester

Role: Associate


The Firm

Driven by the unprecedented demands of an ageing global population and growing levels of lifestyle-related chronic diseases around the world, the global healthcare sector is undergoing a period of rapid change.

Our multidisciplinary global healthcare group draws upon expertise across the firm and comprises of lawyers who specialises who specialise in litigation, coroner's inquests, the Court of Protection, capacity and consent, projects and construction, real estate, corporate, insurance, intellectual property, commercial, IT, regulatory and employment.

Our clients include public and private hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, healthcare suppliers and distributors as well as healthcare companies, private equity firms specialising in healthcare investments, health ministries and authorities.

Our extensive office network across the UK & Europe, US, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East enables us to deliver a seamless integrated service to our healthcare clients around the globe.


The Team

Our Manchester claims team is growing fast and requires an experienced Associate to handle a varied caseload of clinical negligence claims for a range of clients who include, insurance companies, medical and dental defence organisations, and professional organisations.

The successful candidateneeds to be able to manage run a large and varied caseload subject to supervision. Cases will include medical, dental and optical cases in the main arising in a variety of settings from the NHS across the private sector and also in prisons.


The Role

  • Applying strong technical skills to a range of specific complex problems;
  • Liaising with clients, experts and witnesses;
  • Preparing court documents;
  • Understanding and dealing with client expectations, objectives, negotiating position and key concerns.


Essential skills & experience


  • Candidates will ideally have a minimum of 4 years PQE, (please note that our PQE levels are a guide and all suitable candidates will be considered);
  • Display excellent legal skills and initiative, as well as managing and prioritising a full and varied caseload;
  • The ideal candidate will have significant relevant experience in defended clinical negligence claims, and experience working within the healthcare sector
  • The Solicitors Act 1974 requires practicing solicitors to have a practicing certificate;

Role Competency Requirements

Technical Excellence

Technical legal expertise: the knowledge of the law and ability to apply it

Research: the ability to conduct research effectively and apply it commercially

Managing legal processes: the ability to ensure all legal processes are followed efficiently and effectively

People and Team

Guiding individual performance and development: develops the skills of self and others

Teamwork and collaboration: working cooperatively and effectively with others

Leadership: creating high performing teams

Client Relationships and Business Development

Building business relationships: establishing, maintaining and using relationships to create and develop business opportunities

Commercial thinking: understanding the commercial drivers

Cross-selling and business development

Finance and Practice Management

Finance management and understanding of the business

Project management: ensuring projects are delivered

Knowledge sharing

Personal Effectiveness


Clarity of thinking

Personal contribution



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