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Area Litigation
Location London
Description

Practice Area: Litigation

Location: London or Birmingham

Vacancy:Solicitor/Senior Solicitor

Level of experience: 2-5 years PQE

Term: Full time or Part time

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

The Litigation team is seeking a solicitor/senior solicitor with 2-5 years' PQE in either our London or Birmingham office on either a full time or part time basis. The role will involve helping with a wide range of commercial dispute resolution cases including contractual claims, procurement challenges, competition, contentious intellectual property, debt recovery, fraud recovery, reputation management and defamation. We act for the full range of the firm's clients. We pride ourselves on providing a fantastic service to our clients and maintaining excellent working relationships within the firm and outside. Previous experience of commercial litigation and/or corporate/commercial projects is essential for this role.

We are looking for someone who has excellent drafting skills, willingness to create and maintain templates and precedents, enjoys variety in their work, feels confident in managing external counsel and experts, will take early responsibility for handling the challenges of litigation/mediation/adjudication/arbitration/expert determinations, will work hard to meet financial targets and support business development activities including CSR, and who is happy to work independently and co-operatively. The successful candidate will be positive and flexible, able to prioritise work to meet deadlines, relish attention to detail, want to be part of a highly motivated and successful team, professional and approachable.

The role offers the opportunity to develop leadership skills and will require candidates to demonstrate the ability to build collegiate relationships internally and externally and drive forward the development of our practice.

Capsticks is committed to recruiting the best people to maintain its status as legal adviser of choice. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate at interview that they are well motivated and commercially minded, as well as having good interpersonal skills and being able to work effectively in teams.

This is a great opportunity to join a driven and dynamic market leading firm where we pride ourselves on offering interesting and varied work, excellent career prospects and a healthy work life balance in a supportive environment.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit our website and submit your CV and covering letter via the online portal.

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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