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InHouse Inquests Solicitor NQ- 2 Years PQE

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  • Salary:

    £43742 - £50056.00 per annum

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    Dan Mason

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  • Published:

    26 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    27 July 2024

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In-House Inquest Solicitor NQ- 2 Years PQE

Fully Hybrid

£43,742 to £50,056

Immediate interview slots- closing soon

Yolk are working with one of the countries largest organisations to recruit for an NQ or junior solicitor into their inquest legal team.

Our Client's Core Values, which are important in how we work with clients and how they support colleagues, are:

  • Listening and Learning
    * Working together
    * Taking responsibility
    * Innovating

The types of cases they typically advise on include:

  • Mental Health related
    * Prison deaths
    * Falls
    * Sepsis
    * Maternal and neonatal deaths
    * Drug/alcohol related
    * Peri or post surgical deaths.

    The Team are experts in their field who are regularly instructed in novel and high profile cases. They work closely with our clients' clinical and patient safety teams.

The work of team has been recognised in the awards they have won. They aim to push boundaries and continue to develop ways to support the important of their core supplier.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for reviewing medical records/reports, drafting correspondence to obtain evidence and assisting in the preparation of client advice, witness statements, court bundles, and instructions to counsel.

They are committed to the development and well-being of all staff. You will have the support of a Team Manager and a number of other senior lawyers.

The ideal candidate for this position must have good communication skills, a confident approach to work and can demonstrate our core values. There will be a need for empathy and sensitivity due to the very personal nature of the cases they deal with.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Working for our Client

They have high standards and expect everyone to embrace values of Listening & Learning, Working Together, Taking Responsibility & Innovating, whilst ensuring trust, honesty and compassion are implicit in everything that they do. They are adaptable, agile and flexible and pride themselves on being a learning organisation - one where it is safe to make mistakes, where blame is replaced by opportunity, learning and improvement. innovation is built into everything that they do.

They recognise their people regularly and have an Appreciation Station, to encourage staff to applaud exemplary behaviour in one another, alongside an Annual Staff Recognition Award ceremony aligned to their values. They respect and value opeople and strive for a culture of compassion and inclusivity.

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • Law Degree & Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (or equivalent)
  • Qualified with litigation and advocacy rights

Desirable criteria

  • Professional Skills Course or equivalent
  • Academic modules in Medical Law ( Mental Capacity and Mental Health)


Essential criteria

  • Experience gained through training within the relevant field

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of the relevant field/fields of Law i.e. clinical negligence/personal injury and Inquests
  • Advocacy in Coroner's Court
  • Experience of making presentations to non-legal staff

Aptitude and Abilities

Essential criteria

  • IT Skills/Computer literate to include the ability to learn new technologies and IT introduced.
  • Ability to communicate in all formats in plain English
  • Ability to negotiate in often difficult or emotional circumstances
  • Conscientious, confident, flexible and professional approach to work
  • Ability to prioritise and organise own work
  • Ability to recognise own capabilities
  • Evidence of excellent client care skills.

Desirable criteria

  • Meets all desirable criteria as per attached job description/person specification


Essential criteria

  • Listening & Learning
  • Working together
  • Taking responsibility
  • Innovating

Desirable criteria

  • Meets all desirable criteria as per attached job description/person specification


Essential criteria

  • Willing to undertake further professional development
  • Able to travel to undertake the duties of the post at various locations.

Desirable criteria

  • Welsh Speaker

Please contact Daniel Mason at our head offices for immediate consideration.

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