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Area Clinical Law
Location Leeds

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 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)
  • Confidentiality
  • Inquests
  • 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 Role

The firm is looking to expand its existing Health Advisory team and seeks a self-motivated and ambitious Solicitor to join us.

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.

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