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Claims Manager (Clinical Negligence Solicitor)

Job Introduction

We are on the lookout for a dynamic, proven and experienced Clinical Negligence Claims Manager/Solicitor to join our Claims Handling team in the Member, Cases and Claims division.

As our new Clinical Negligence Claims Manager/Solicitor, you will proactively manage an active clinical negligence claims portfolio, maximising your strategic thinking, whilst managing files efficiently to the highest standards to achieve positive member and business outcomes. 

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, your success is dependent on how you build trusting relationships with those around you. You will work closely with internal stakeholders including Claims Assistants, Claims Managers and Technical Consultants alongside collaborating with other departments of the business.  In addition, relationships are built and maintained with Panel ensuring our third parties also meet expectations in their service delivery and claims performance. Therefore, the ability to collaborate effectively is crucial. Key to this role is the ability to prioritise well and work proactively across your caseload. 

Supported through a technical development framework, you will have the opportunity to develop your claims portfolio across a range of complexity, value, disciplines and jurisdictions. You will also coach, develop and support other members of the multi-disciplinary team as part of your role. 

This is a hybrid role with weekly travel to either or Leeds or London office, depending on where you are based. We would expect candidates to be comfortable travelling to our office at least once a week, however we may look to increase this at a later date.

Role Responsibility

  • Directly managing a caseload of claims on an end-to-end basis with value and complexity appropriate to the level of experience 

  • Assessing the facts, law, apportionment issues, quantum and likely costs in order to devise and implement a case management and investigative strategy proportionate to the claim 

  • Ensuring accurate claims estimates are set and kept up to date 

  • Resolution of any apportionment issues 

  • Obtaining relevant documentation and factual evidence as required from the member(s) and other witnesses 

  • Commissioning expert reports and counsel input as required 

  • Drafting and serving the Letter of Response   

  • Drafting documentation as required to adhere with relevant protocols.  

  • Proactively initiating and engaging in settlement negotiations where appropriate 

  • The use of ADR/mediation where indicated 

  • Ensuring a smooth transition to in-house solicitors where required 

  • Where external litigation solicitors (MPS panel) are appointed, ensuring adherence to MPS panel requirements, retaining responsibility for strategy and costs management and providing instructions to resolution. 

The Ideal Candidate

  • An individual with proven understanding of Clinical Negligence law/claims along with the ability to take a strategic approach to claims management. 
  • Claims management or litigation experience with a background in clinical negligence, personal injury, or professional negligence litigation and excellent analytical, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Claimant and/or defendant experience. 
  • Ablility to utilise your excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrate tact and empathy in your communications. The service provided to our Members is at the forefront of our claims therefore, it is essential to the role that you are able to manage a caseload proactively, working within set service standards delivering the best possible outcome for our Members.
  • Ability to work closely with and challenge the advice of panel where appropriate is essential in order to drive the best results for our members. 
  • Ambition to develop, grow and expand their knowledge across multi jurisdictions. 
  • An individual comfortable having a caseload of both Dental and Medical claims of varying complexity and be able to balance conflicting priorities. 

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, and we encourage you to apply even if you feel you do not match 100% of the technical requirements. We celebrate diversity, promote inclusivity and strive to create a work environment which ensures everyone can be heard. 

Package Description

Alongside a competitive salary as stated above, you will also receive:

  • Up to 15% discretionary annual bonus
  • Annual performance-related pay review
  • 11% pension contribution (3% from you, 8% from us – optional additional matched 3% contributions, e.g. 6% from you, 11% from us)
  • 25 days annual leave plus flexible bank holidays (option to buy/sell additional 5 days)
  • Private Medical Cover
  • Career development and progression opportunities – 22% of our vacancies in 2023 were filled internally
  • A truly flexible hybrid-working arrangement
  • A culture that promotes inclusivity, wellbeing and rewards hard work
  • Car Salary Sacrifice scheme
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • 6x salary death in service
  • A personal GP service enabling you to get a video consultation with a NHS-registered private GP
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A range of shopping discounts from major high-street retailers

About the Company

Medical Protection Society (MPS) is the world’s leading protection organisation for Doctors, Dentists and healthcare professionals. We protect and support the professional interests of almost 300,000 Members around the world.

We are a not-for-profit organisation, meaning our Members’ premiums are kept safe should our Members require support for complaints or claims arising from professional practice, or invested into bettering the organisation, our colleagues and our products.

Our philosophy is to support safe practice in medicine and dentistry by helping to avert problems in the first place. We also actively campaign for regulatory and legal reforms that benefit Members and the wider healthcare professions.

To do this, we need colleagues who are trusted and supported to deliver their best work, whether that be through leadership development, fully-funded training courses or peer-to-peer support. We want our colleagues to feel empowered enough to deliver positive change, display ambition to push themselves and are determined when faced with a challenge, whilst ensuring our Member’s best interests are at the core.


Next Steps

If you are interested in finding out more, looking for a new role and want to join an organisation that truly values its employees, take a look at the role profile to find out more about the role to apply.

Our Talent Acquisition team are always on hand should you have any questions, are having any technical issues or wish to understand how MPS can support you with your application and interview. You can contact our friendly Talent Acquisition team by emailing

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