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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£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.
Main duties and responsibilities
The main roles and responsibilities will be to support
other fee earners in the team in all aspects of their caseload,
including but not limited to:
Assisting with the defence of housing disrepair claims
Drafting and issuing the response to Letters of Claim
under the Pre-action protocol for housing disrepair
Organising expert inspection of properties subject to claims
Preparing bundles for court;
Drafting routine correspondence, court applications and
statements under supervision;
General case management (including liaising with the
courts, clients and opponents, and advocates);
Instructing advocates/counsel where necessary;
Preparing disclosure of documents; and
Any other duties as reasonably requested, including
assisting with Leasehold Litigation, including service charge disputes
Paralegals are expected to use a high degree of
self-management and initiative and have a responsive and proactive
approach to the work. Candidates should have:
experience of similar work would be an advantage (but not
essential as training will be given)
an LPC, BVC or Law Degree (or similar) qualification;
good communication skills;
good administration skills; and
good IT skills.
Experience of Social Housing would be advantageous
although not essential.
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.