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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.
The Clinical Law Advisory team is a part of the wider
Clinical Law department which comprises over 70 solicitors focusing
on clinical negligence and advisory work. The work undertaken by our
advisory team involves helping our health and social care clients
across a wide range of issues, including:
Treatment and best interest matters
Consent to treatment issues
Mental Health and Mental Capacity law, to include
Deprivation of Liberty
Information law (DPA/FOIA)
Public law, advising commissioning and service
provider organisations on governance, powers and responsibilities,
as well as funding and treatment decision making.
Litigation: including judicial review challenges,
Court of Protection matters, mental health tribunal work
Governance and patient safety investigations
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.
The firm is looking to expand its existing Health
Advisory team and seeks a self-motivated and ambitious Solicitor to
The successful candidate will be expected to be an
advisory solicitor, preferably within a leading healthcare law
practice, with between 1 and 3 years' experience. This role will
involve advising on the above issues, working alongside a national
team of leading solicitors and supportive colleagues.
The work includes dealing with some of the most
important and politically sensitive cases for the NHS. The
successful candidate will therefore need to be a confident solicitor
who is dynamic, self-motivated and able to develop the skills to
work with very senior NHS management.
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.