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Area Corporate and Commercial
Location All Offices
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

We are looking for a junior solicitor with strong corporate experience to work with the corporate lead on corporate transactional and advisory work across Capsticks' main sectors: health, care and social housing. The corporate team manages a range of transactions including:

  • private to private mergers and acquisitions (largely in private health sectors where we act for most of the private hospital groups and in care sectors where we act for the full range of private providers from single care home operators to chain operators);
  • public private M&A type transactions between NHS providers and private providers and public sector M&A (NHS to NHS; service and business transfers; private patient unit transactions);
  • corporate aspects of financing in the health and social housing sectors.

The corporate team is frequently called on to advise on transactional structuring from a specialist health regulatory perspective where our team works closely with market leading specialists in health regulation. We also advise US and magic circle firms on the health regulatory aspects of corporate transactions.

In addition the team works with the Capsticks GP and dental team and there will therefore be opportunities to work on associated transactions.

The team also provides extensive corporate advisory and transactional advice to all sectors in the context of:

  • joint venture subsidiary transactions;
  • corporate finance; share issues; share buy-backs;
  • corporate reorganisations;
  • corporate authorisations.

Corporate advice is in the context of all corporate forms from the traditional companies limited by shares and limited liability partnerships but extending to Community Benefit Societies and public corporate forms such as NHS Foundation Trusts.

Given the nature of the work we are looking for someone who is able to apply key principles across a range of situations to analyse and address the commercial requirements of the client. The successful candidate is likely to have a range of corporate and commercial experience and will need to have an interest in maintaining and developing a range of skills across the breadth of transactional and advisory work undertaken in the department.

Skills set

The successful candidate will have:

  • a corporate commercial and or finance legal background;
  • a good knowledge of company law including a good understanding of the basics of corporate authorisations and filings for Companies Act 2006 companies and LLPs;
  • an interest in the healthcare and social housing sectors;
  • experience of supporting mergers and acquisitions including due diligence exercises;
  • experience of and an interest in commercial legal drafting;
  • a positive and proactive approach to work, an ability to manage clients and to drive transactions with support appropriate to their level.

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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