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The in house legal team provide legal advice and support to members of MPS on cases, primarily in relation to Healthcare Regulatory cases (GMC and GDC) and Inquest cases, and will also provide general legal advice from time to time.
The Legal Advisers will form part of Legal Policy and Technical and will have a direct reporting line to a Senior Legal Adviser and will also form part of a multi-disciplinary case management team made up of doctors/dentists, lawyers, paralegals and other professional support with a dotted management line to the Case Management Team Leader – a matrix reporting structure.
Legal Advisers will provide handling services on cases referred by Medicolegal Advisers (MLAs) and Dentolegal Advisers (DLAs) within the Case Management teams. To be considered for this role, you will need to have a minimum of 5 years PQE experience in regulatory / inquest work.Job Description
The Legal Adviser is responsible for providing an internal legal resource for the handling of non-claims case types to include healthcare regulatory (GMC, GDC etc.) matters, inquests and Trust disciplinary cases. This includes the provision of advice to members and internal stakeholders; preparing cases for hearings; and, where appropriate, representing our members at hearings before committees, tribunals and coroners courts.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this role would be a practising Solicitor, qualified member of CILEX or barrister with a minimum of 5 years PQE experience in regulatory / inquest work.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 more than 300,000 members around the world, in countries as diverse as the United Kingdom, South Africa and Hong Kong.
We strive to be much more than a last line of defence by being at our members’ side at every step, offering support, advice and world-class defence. Membership provides access to expert advice and support together with the right to request indemnity for complaints or claims arising from professional practice.
We continue to invest in our team to ensure that we are delivering the best possible service for members. This was recognised in 2016 when we were awarded an Investors in People Silver award.