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Job Details: Interim Trust Solicitor

  • Specialism:
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Sector:
  • NHS
  • Salary:
  • Competitive - interim contract rates Band 8B
  • Job Type:
  • Interim
  • Location:
  • South West
  • Reference:
  • TC18633

Our client an NHS Trust in the South of England is looking to appoint an Interim Consultant Trust Solicitor ASAP for 3 months in the first instance. This role will be at interim contractor rates under the CCS NMNC Framework. This role will be at Band 8b.

Main purpose of the role:

This is a crucial post, which leads the healthcare legal team in providing essential legal support and advice as part of a dedicated in-house legal service in response to healthcare litigation, clinical negligence, personal injury and staff claims and Coroners Inquests.

The role requires the postholder to lead the team in undertaking factual investigations of clinical and non-clinical claims, drafting legal documentation taking account of relevant legislation and case law, reviewing evidence for and attending Coroner’s Court and initiating High Court applications on healthcare matters. It also makes a key contribution to the Trust’s wider improvement through supporting healthcare professionals in response to requests for advice and promoting effective learning from negligence cases, coroners inquests and other matters identified in fulfilling the role.

It requires excellent interpersonal skills to liaise with a wide cross-section of clinical and non-clinical staff, including members of the Trust Executive team. These skills equally apply in leading the in house healthcare legal team as well as managing the relationship with the Trust’s external panel solicitor.

Essential experience/Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be a fully qualified solicitor/ILEX with a minimum of 3 year’s post qualification experience, specialising in medical negligence and personal injury claims.
  • They must also be a member of the appropriate professional body e.g. Law Society/ Bar Council/ Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX/FILEX)
  • They must hold and maintain a current practising certificate/ professional body registration in line with the bodies requirements.

 For further details on this role, please email Toni Coates on  

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