The Qualification Season 2018: Clinical Negligence

June 12, 2018

As part of The Qualification Season a series of blogs by CapeClarke aimed at trainee solicitors looking to qualify in September 2018 we will give a brief overview of the market conditions affecting many of the core legal disciplines that trainee solicitors look to qualify into.

The next area of law for discussion is Clinical Negligence.

The Current Market

The clinical negligence market has been relatively buoyant over the past two to three years and continues to be a popular niche area. The impact of costs reforms in the Clinical Negligence area, first introduced in late 2016, was not as significant as many thought it would be and steady instructions in this area continued throughout 2017 – albeit, with instructions on the Defendant side being slightly more numerous.

Is this a good career option? 

Clinical negligence has always been an excellent career choice in the past and continues to be a buoyant area with good prospects going forward.

September 2018 opportunities

We expect there to be a reasonable number of clinical negligence roles available for external NQs come September 2018.


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