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