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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£45m and around 450 staff - including 350 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.
The Clinical Law department comprises 80 fee earners
over three offices (Wimbledon, Leeds and Birmingham). The firm has been a member of NHS Resolution’s panel of
lawyers since its inception and, in addition to clinical negligence
work, carries out a wide range of other work which includes
inquests, advising on regulatory matters, public law issues,
judicial reviews, mental health issues and clinical risk management. Further details on the partners in the department and
the type of work carried out can be found on our website at www.capsticks.com.
This is an exciting opportunity to assist a busy team.
The main role and responsibilities will include helping a senior
solicitor and others in the team with a range of tasks on their
cases including (although, this is not an exhaustive list):-
reviewing and drafting witness statements;
drafting instructions to experts;
drafting instructions to counsel;
liaison with clients, courts, witnesses and NHS Trusts;
reviewing medical records;
analysing evidence received in order to advise the client;
running a small portfolio of own cases with the
assistance of an automated IT system; and
drafting reports to the client.
Supervision, support and relevant training will be
provided although the successful applicant will also be encouraged,
where appropriate, to use their own initiative.
Candidates should ideally have:
an LPC or BVC qualification (LPC would be preferred but
is not essential);
strong IT skills;
current/recent healthcare experience;
experience of navigating medical records and identifying
proven experience of handling own caseload;
ability to adhere to and manage deadlines;
good drafting and writing skills;
good communication skills; and
good administration skills.
Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate at
interview that they:
are well organised;
have good attention to detail;
are proactive; and
Candidates must ideally be available to start
immediately (or within one month) and if you are interested in
applying for this position please apply by sending your covering
letter and CV via the vacancies section on our website at www.capsticks.com.
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.