• Associate Solicitor- Clinical Negligence

    Job Locations UK-Bath
    Job ID
    Clinical Negligence
    Fixed Term Contract- Full Time
    Dependent on experience
    Closing Date
  • About the Role

    Our Clinical Negligence team provide specialist advice to clients who have suffered life changing injury. We are seeking an experienced Solicitor to join us to work closely with a Partner to undertake complex birth injury work. This is a 12 month contract to cover a period of maternity leave.


    Duties will include:

    • Support the Partner in managing a caseload of high value birth injury files, dealing effectively with cases and transactions 
    • Meet financial targets and supports the budgetary management of client matters
    • Build credibility with clients and develops own client relationships through managing client expectations regarding options, outcomes, risk and timescales.
    • Develop technical ability, seeking excellence at all times. Begin to develop a niche/ sector expertise.
    • Grow internal and external networks of clients, intermediaries and contacts, build on personal profile and reputation.
    • Take responsibility for managing aspects of projects.
    • Lead and coach a small team, delegating tasks and client work to junior lawyers and trainees, providing clear instructions and monitoring progress.
    • Ensure understanding of the firm’s strategic goals and sets own personal activities/ objectives to align.


    About You

    Skills & Experience:

    • Qualified Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive

    • Previous substantial experience within Clinical negligence of law. Experience of undertaking claimant work and high value birth injury cases is essential

    • Ability to manage own files and delegate work to others

    • Strong client management skills with a focus on delivery of excellent client service

    • Ability to coach and mentor junior lawyers


    • Positive Attitude to Work- Approaches work with positivity and energy and thrives in a busy environment.
    • Effective Communicator- Clearly conveys information and ideas through the relevant media. Speaks in Plain English.
    • Self Aware- Recognises personal strengths and weaknesses and uses that knowledge to interact positively with others. Maintains a professional impression.
    • Team Player- Actively participates as a member of a team. Develops and maintains relationships with others.
    • Resilient- Functions effectively under pressure and handles difficult circumstances in a manner that is acceptable to others and Royds Withy King.
    • Open to Change- Receptive to new ways of working with the ability to be flexible in approaching tasks and problems.

    About Us

    Royds Withy King is a UK Top 100 law firm with robust commercial, private client, personal injury and clinical negligence practices. It has the combined expertise of over 480 staff across offices in London, Bath, Oxford and Wiltshire and is a founding member of the international network of independent law firms, Interleges.


    Royds Withy King uses its experience to put clients ahead of the curve and places client relationships at the heart of everything it does. Royds Withy King achieved eight top tier rankings in The Legal 500 2017 and 39 lawyers were ranked as ‘Leaders in their Field’ in Chambers & Partners UK 2018, both leading guides to the law.


    The firm is proud to be ranked for the last five years as a Sunday Times 100 Best Mid-Size Company to Work for. Royds Withy King also received a three star ‘extraordinary’ accreditation from Best Companies in 2017 – one of just six UK law firms to have done so.





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