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Senior Solicitor - Medical Law

Job No: MKSHINE519
Location: Melbourne, VIC

Our Firm

Come and right wrong with us. At Shine Lawyers, we are a non-traditional law firm committed to understanding the needs of our clients, pro-actively working to stand up for the little guy. We’re a national team of 700+ dedicated professionals who enjoy coming in each day to help make a difference.

The Team 

We are proud to have a strong Medical Law presence in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, helping our clients achieve justice.

Our Solicitors, Law Clerks, Paralegals and Administration professionals have worked on a number of major claims. Significant growth in our talented team, and also through positive media exposure, has produced an organic increase in clients choosing to be represented by this high-performing team.

We are now seeking an experienced Senior Solicitor in Medical Law to join us in our Melbourne CBD office, on a full time, permanent basis. This is a fantastic opportunity for a passionate individual who wants to take this business to the next level, and continue to build the profile of our specialist Medical Law practice, whilst enjoying the support that a national law firm provides.

The Role

  • Deliver an excellent standard of client care and develop and maintain strong professional working relationships with our clients
  • Manage a portfolio of medical law matters through to settlement whilst also identifying internal and external referral opportunities
  • Obtain maximum financial compensation for all clients suffering a loss by negligent medical professionals
  • Draft legal documents to an advanced standard, including correspondence, statements, letters of instruction to doctors, instructions to experts and all Court documents
  • Proactively build the external profile of the Victorian practice identifying opportunities and representing the firm at external events and conferences, also embracing media opportunities
  • Proactively network across the industry to develop external relationships with other professionals and closely aligned organisations and building networks and growing the business through referral relationships
  • Proactively coach and mentor junior Authors, Law Clerks, Paralegals and Administrative team members
  • Achieve and exceed set targets in relation to performance and professional development
  • Be commercially responsible and fiscally aware, in relation to running files
  • Develop and maintain strong professional working relationships with clients, including effective and regular communication and managing client's expectations
  • Contribute to training and development initiatives within the team as required.

 Required Skills

  • 3 to 5+ years post-admission experience
  • Demonstrated strong technical ability in personal injury litigation is essential
  • Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge in the field of medical negligence is highly desirable, however, we are open to strong personal injury solicitors wishing to specialise in medical law
  • Ability to manage large volumes of documents and files
  • Enjoy working on legally challenging and factually complex matters
  • Previous experience directly or indirectly managing junior team members and support staff
  • Maturity and confidence to deal with clients, senior and junior counsel and expert witnesses
  • A desire to be part of a strong, cohesive team that works closely together to get great results
  • Ability to communicate effectively with experts in multiple fields

What We Offer

An ASX listed company with great aspirations, growing into more emerging practice areas. Our search is for like-minded people, passionate about righting wrong and putting the client at the heart of all we do. We offer

  • Opportunity to reach your potential
  • Competitive remuneration and benefits program
  • A progressive and supportive working environment 




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