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Area Corporate and Commercial
Location Leeds
Description

The Firm

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.

The Role

Our team is growing and we are seeking an ambitious and exceptional commercial lawyer to help further develop our highly regarded practice.

Our Corporate and Commercial department has a dynamic and varied mix of work across both the public sector and private clients, predominately in the Healthcare sector. Our work covers a range of areas including, procurement, innovation and medical technology, drafting and advising on a wide range of commercial contracts, including advice on contractual and performance management, commercialisation, income generation and intellectual property rights, IT contracts for hardware, software and systems, collaboration and joint ventures, NHS and local authority partnership agreements and Integrated Care Systems, financing health start-ups, statutory mergers and acquisitions and PFI work. Our work is often high profile and represents some of the leading edge work in the NHS.

We are now seeking a commercial lawyer (ideally with 2+ years PQE) to join our busy commercial team that operates in London, Leeds and Winchester. The successful candidate will undertake a wide range of high quality and complex commercial work primarily for our public and private sector clients across the health, housing and emergency service sectors predominantly.

The successful candidate will be a commercially minded solicitor who can work very closely with clients, provide first class practical advice and who istechnically proficient in drafting and advising on a range of contractual agreements, including service contracts, joint venture arrangement, contracts for the supply of goods and services and IT / software related contractual arrangements .Prior experience in public sector work will be an advantage but is not essential.

The role will involve responsibility for your own caseload as well as working closely with the partners and solicitors of the commercial teams on business development opportunities. A genuine interest in growing business from existing clients as well as targeting and attracting new clients is therefore very important. We don't believe in standing still so all our team are encouraged to getout there, raise their profile and network in order to help grow the department and promote their career prospects.

Candidates will be expected to be able to demonstrate at interview that they have:

  • experience of commercial contracts and IT / software projects;
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • excellent commercial awareness;
  • excellent organisation and time management skills;
  • the ability and willingness to work flexibly and autonomously;
  • a hard working attitude;
  • a resilient nature;
  • a team orientated mindset.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to maintain our market leading position and solicitors of most interest to us are those who have the ability to actively develop client relationships and deliver clear, focused and practical advice. In return, the firm prides itself on being able to offer top quality work, excellent career prospects and a healthy work life balance in a supportive working environment.

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.

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