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 Advisory and Inquests team carry out a wide range
of work which includes advising on health law queries, regulatory
matters, public law issues, judicial reviews, mental health issues,
court of protection matters including urgent applications for
medical treatement, clinical risk management and inquests.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
This is an exciting opportunity to assist a busy team.
The main role and responsibilities will include helping a partner
and solicitors with a range of tasks on their cases including
(although, this is not an exhaustive list):-
reviewing and drafting witness statements;
liaison with the courts and witnesses and NHS Trusts;
providing an inquest management service;
reviewing medical records and preparing chronologies
drafting instructions to counsel;
drafting instructions to send to experts;
drafting reports to the client.
running a small portfolio of own cases under supervision;
creating and updating bundles for counsel, witnesses,
clients and courts;
researching legal queries;
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);
current/recent healthcare experience;
experience of navigating medical records and
identifying key documentation;
proven experience of handling own caseload;
ability to adhere to and manage deadlines;
good drafting and writing skills;
good communication skills;
good administration skills; and
basic IT skills.
Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate at
interview that they:
are well organised;
have good attention to detail;
are proactive; and
Candidates should be available to start immediately, or
as soon as possible. If you are interested in applying for this
position please apply 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.