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Solicitor - Professional Discipline, minimum of 3 years post qualified experience. Manage a caseload, of GOC cases and general enquiries from the outset to the conclusion
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Solicitior – Professional Discipline

Job Type :

Permanent

Solicitor Job Title: Solicitor – Professional Discipline
Reports To: Head of Professional Discipline

Job purpose:

The purpose of the post is providing the best advice and representation to the organisation’s members. Also, to manage a caseload, of GOC cases and general enquiries from the outset to the conclusion.

Directorate

This directorate assists, defends and represent members in a variety of forums including but not limited to the GOC, NHSE and High Court proceedings

Duties and key responsibilities

Legal:
  • Provide best advice and representations to AOP members in a wide range of forums, particularly but not limited to:
  • NHS Disputes, GOC investigations, GOC Hearings, and Consultations.
  • Manage and have conduct of own portfolio of cases; work includes provision of legal advice, drafting of documents, case preparation and management including instruction of experts and Counsel, and some advocacy
  • Ensure all new matters (enquiries and complaints) allocated are quickly and appropriately considered.
  • Ensure members are contacted promptly when a case is allocated.
  • Provide consistently accurate advice by keeping up to date with new legislation, cases
  • Maintain case records ensuring they meet quality and data recording standards.
  • Take part in legal telephone rota
  • Attend regular case reviews with the Head of Professional Discipline.
Promote the work of the team:
  • Promote the work of the team where possible by ensuring relevant information is circulated within the team for possible wider circulation across the organisation.
  • Assist with the preparation, maintenance and delivery of know-how materials including articles, presentations, updates, amendments and additions to website where appropriate
General responsibilities:
  • Be proactive in keeping up to date with developments affecting your work at hand and maintain and improve personal competence through continuous professional development.
  • Be proactive in keeping up to date with wider AOP activities and strategy.
  • Operate within organisational policies, codes of conduct and practice and work collaboratively with staff across the association.
  • Contribute to team meetings and organisational priorities, strategic goals and Performance targets
  • Be flexible and carry out other associated duties as may arise, develop or be assigned within the broad remit of the post.

Person Specification

Qualification and Experience:
  • Qualified solicitor with a minimum of 3 years post qualified experience.
Skills and abilities:
  • Clear verbal communication skills face to face and on the phone including the ability to communicate clearly and assertively with a wide range of people
  • Giving detailed and complex advice to clients in a clear and accessible format
  • Analytical, prioritising and decision making skills
  • Plan and manage a complex workload, meet deadlines and respond to unplanned demands.
  • Ability to read complex information, summarise and to present complex information
  • Clear writing skills with emphasis on accuracy in letters, calculations, preparing cases, opinions, reports and correspondence.
  • Persuasion, negotiation, advocacy and diplomatic skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Highly organised with an ability to maintain effective record keeping systems
  • Networking, partnership skills that are persuasive and influential of others
  • Legal research skills to include summarising and tailoring advice to fit the members’ specific needs
Knowledge:
  • Knowledge of current legal and regulatory legislation applicable to the sector, desirable
  • How to assess risk management in cases
  • Clear understanding of professional integrity and confidentiality in delivering advice
Personal attributes and other requirements:
  • Self-motivated, ability to juggle priorities and work both alone and
  • Flexible and adaptable with the ability to work in a changing environment and manage multiple work activities, projects and deadlines.
  • Committed to achieving a high-quality service with good attention to detail
  • Committed to personal development through actively developing this role and the team as a whole
  • Confident and assertive whilst approachable and client friendly
 

To apply for this job email your details to maria@ariarecruitment.co.uk