Capsticks Birmingham, United Kingdom
Jan 17, 2018Full time
Vacancy: Senior Solicitor or Associate (5 years PQE +) Practice Area: Public Law, Health Advisory and Inquests within Clinical Law Location: Birmingham Term: Permanent Working hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm The Practice Capsticks is independently rated by The Legal 500 and Chambers Directory as one of the leading providers of legal services to the health, social care and housing sectors, as well as in the field of professional discipline. The firm has over 390 staff including over 250 fee earners across its 4 offices in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Winchester. The firm acts for over 200 clients in both public and private sectors, including all forms of NHS provider and commissioner organisations, the Department of Health, the NHS Resolution, regulatory bodies, charities, independent healthcare providers, housing associations, medical malpractice insurers and defence organisations. This is a great opportunity to work for a growing Top 100 law firm that prides itself on being able to offer top quality work, excellent career prospects and a healthy work life balance in a supportive working environment. Further details on the partners and the type of work carried out can be found on our website at www.capsticks.com The public law, advisory and inquest team comprises of 24 fee earners and carries out a wide range of work which includes advising on health law queries, regulatory matters, public law issues, judicial reviews, mental health issues, clinical risk management and inquests. Further details on the partners in the department and the type of work carried out can be found on our website at www.capsticks.com. The Role We are seeking a self-motivated and ambitious lawyer to join our highly regarded team in Birmingham. The successful candidate will be expected to be a confident and experienced solicitor who has gained at least 5 years’ experience of healthcare and inquest law, including advocacy. This role will involve advising on issues such as: Inquests - representing NHS bodies and private providers Serious incident investigations and inquiries - dealing with obligations in respect of both internal and external investigations and inquiries; Patient issues - considering issues in respect of consent to treatment, capacity queries, continuing care and funding of treatment; Information law - the application of the DPA, GDPR, FOIA and information governance processes; Public law issues - both the powers which NHS bodies have and challenges to the use of those powers by way of judicial review; General queries - providing advice to clients over numerous different health law issues. 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. The role also includes supporting the team partner with business development and supervision of the junior members of the Birmingham team and nationally. 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. 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.