Associate in our Clinical Negligence Team

  • Location: Southampton or Richmond
  • Permanent
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021

About the role

What are we looking for?

This is a fantastic opportunity for an Associate to join our award-winning Clinical Negligence team. We are ranked #1 in Chambers for team and individual level in this area of law.

To be considered for this role you must be a clinical negligence specialist and be approximately 5-6 years PQE. We will consider qualified Solicitors and Legal Executives. Ideally you will have experience or have trained at a Tier 1-3 firm/one that is ranked in Chambers and the Legal 500 for its clinical negligence team, on the Defendant panel for NHS Resolution or instructed by one of the Medical Defence Organisations (the MDU or the MPS) to successfully execute the high-level work, we do here at Moore Barlow. If you are medically trained that would be an advantage.

Why should you apply?

You would be joining a fantastic team within the Clinical Negligence space. Not only are they exceptional at what they do, they also have a strong collegiate atmosphere where they support each other, so you really will part of the team.

The team consists of five Partners, two Senior Associates, two Associates and four junior Lawyers with two Consultants and seven Legal Assistants.

Finally, we support flexible working regarding home and office working and we would consider individuals who are looking at a 4-day week.

The Moore Barlow culture is open, diverse, and inclusive; it’s an environment of belonging, where people can thrive and be the best version of themselves. We strive to nurture our people and offer enjoyable, fulfilling, and sustainable careers. This includes providing the best training, great pay and rewards, a fantastic set of values, and more control over work life balance.
We’ve also won awards! Named as one of the top 200 law firms in the UK in The Times Best Law Firms 2021 list, we have also been widely recognised in Legal 500 UK 2021, the UKs leading guide to law firms, as 8 of our practise areas have been ranked Top Tier.

Key tasks will include:

We are looking for an Associate who is largely a self-sufficient fee earner, capable of working independently with partner supervision who can:

 ·       Complete work to high technical standard, demonstrate strategic acumen and achieves unarguably good results for clients

·       Meets a time recording target of 1,200 hours p.a. (for a five-day week)

·       Demonstrates a collegiate approach to coaching / mentoring junior staff and overall team efficiency

·       Promotes good relationships with medical charities, independent experts, counsel and other third parties

Independent work includes:

·       Conduct of a clinical negligence caseload of approximately 25 matters, across all specialities

·       Effective management of the associated financial transactions 

What we look for:

Experience / qualifications required · At least four years post-qualification experience of clinical negligence work, as a Legal Executive or Solicitor, in a recognised specialist team (Claimant or Defendant) · Ability to synthesise and analyse evidence · Ability to formulate clear written advice · Good basic word-processing skills · Previous employment by the NHS (an advantage but not a necessity) · Law Society or AvMA panel membership (an advantage but not a necessity) · Excellent written and oral communication skills · Excellent team-player who can mentor and support others

How to apply

Interested in a career at Moore Barlow? Please send your CV and cover letter to the Human Resources team at

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