Capsticks is a leading provider of legal services to
the health, social care, housing and emergency services sectors, as
well as in the field of professional discipline. The firm has a
turnover of c£47m and around 550 staff - including 400 fee earners -
across 5 offices nationally. We act for a wide range of long
standing clients in both the public and private sector, including
all forms of NHS organisations, governmental and regulatory bodies,
registered providers, insurers, police, fire and rescue services,
independent health and social care providers, charities and GP practices.
Further details about the firm and the type of work
carried out can be found on our website at www.capsticks.com.
Our professional discipline team is ranked in the top
tier by the legal directories and is one of the largest in the
country. We act for a significant number of regulatory bodies,
primarily in the health sector but, increasingly, more widely across
a number of professional disciplines. Due to continued growth, we
are now seeking ambitious individuals to join either our Birmingham
or Leeds office to help us service clients both locally and
The work largely involves presenting cases but also
requires managing an investigatory caseload where it is alleged that
the registrant's fitness to practise is impaired through misconduct,
competence or health issues and preparing those cases for hearings
before panels and committees of the relevant regulators.
Advocacy typically involves interim and substantive
hearings. This includes shorter more straightforward hearings as
well as more complex cases such as sexual misconduct, dishonesty
allegations/ fraud and serious instances of deficient professional
performance. Hearings are usually contested and in the majority of
cases the registrants are represented, most often by counsel. It is
likely that there will also be opportunities to appear in the High
Court and the First Tier Tribunal on appeals from decisions of the
regulators. Depending on experience, there are likely to be other
advocacy opportunities arising from other aspects of the
We are looking for advocates with experience in fitness
to practice, however, we will consider applications from those with
less experience who have for example, practiced in the area of
crime, and are looking for that next step up.
Capsticks is committed to recruiting the best people to
maintain its status as legal adviser of choice and, whilst previous
experience in the field of regulation and professional discipline is
strongly preferred, it is not essential. Candidates will however be
expected to be able to demonstrate at interview that they are
self-motivated and commercially minded, as well as having good
interpersonal skills and being able to work effectively in teams.
This is a great opportunity to join a friendly, dynamic
and expanding team in a market leading firm with the opportunity to
influence and shape the ways the dispute advocacy service evolves
Capsticks is an equal opportunities employer
Capsticks is committed to providing equal opportunities
for all and to encouraging diversity through recruitment.
Applications are welcome from all sections of the community and
decisions to progress will be made with reference to entirely
objective criteria only.
Capsticks is an agile firm and is open to conversations
about flexible working.
In 2020 Capsticks achieved a 1 star accreditation from
Best Companies, the specialists whose recognition programme is the
standard for workplace engagement. The Best Companies accreditation
is really important to Capsticks as it focuses on the trust and
value we place in our people, their wellbeing and their careers.