Capsticks

Who we are

Capsticks is a leading provider of legal services to the health, social care and housing sectors, as well as in the field of professional discipline.  The firm has a turnover of c£38m and 400 staff - including more than 250 fee earners - across its 4 offices in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Winchester and acts 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, defence organisations, independent healthcare providers, charities and GP practices.

We know our stuff through and through

When we say we specialise in health, housing and social care, we don't mean half a dozen lawyers sitting in a corner of a big practice. We mean over 200 fee earners with a lot of experience, all committed to delivering excellent services to our clients. Many of them have been with us for quite a number (if not all) of our 30 years. When people join us they tend to stick around: partly because it's a friendly place to work, but mostly because they find the work genuinely interesting. So when you talk to someone here, you can be sure they know what they're talking about.

Capsticks Leeds, UK
Oct 03, 2018
Full time
Vacancy: Solicitor Practice Area: Clinical Law Location: Leeds Term: Permanent Working hours: Full time – Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm The Firm Capsticks is a leading provider of legal services to the health, social care and housing sectors, as well as in the field of professional discipline. The firm has a turnover of c£38m and 400 staff - including more than 250 fee earners - across its 4 offices in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Winchester and acts 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, defence organisations, independent healthcare 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 applicants who can demonstrate that they have a genuine interest in healthcare and who wish to develop their career in this area of law. The Clinical Law department comprises of 80 fee earners over three offices (Wimbledon, Leeds and Birmingham). The firm has been a member of NHS Resolution’s panel of lawyers since its inception and, in addition to clinical negligence work, the department carries out a wide range of other work which includes inquests, advising on regulatory matters, public law issues, judicial reviews, mental health issues and clinical risk management. 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. Skills set We are seeking a self-motivated, ambitious and experienced solicitor to join our highly regarded and expanding clinical negligence/medical malpractice litigation team. The successful candidate will be expected to have litigation experience, preferably gained with a leading medical negligence (defendant or claimant) personal injury or insurance practice. We anticipate candidates will have 0 – 3 years of PQE. The role will involve managing a caseload of claims for NHS Resolution. We will consider candidates who would like to be based in either our London or our Leeds offices. Capsticks is committed to recruiting the best people to maintain its status as legal adviser of choice and there are good opportunities for advancement within the group for able candidates, including the opportunity for business and practice development. This is a great opportunity to join a driven and dynamic market leading firm so if you are ready for a new and exciting challenge then please apply for this position by sending your covering letter and CV via the vacancies section on our website at www.capsticks.com. 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
Capsticks London, UK
Oct 03, 2018
Full time
Vacancy: Solicitor Practice Area: Advisory and Inquests Location: Wimbledon, London, Leeds or Birmingham (2 vacancies) Term: Permanent Working hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm The Practice Capsticks is a leading provider of legal services to the health, social care and housing sectors, as well as in the field of professional discipline. The firm has a turnover of c£38m and 400 staff - including more than 250 fee earners - across its 4 offices in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Winchester and acts 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, defence organisations, independent healthcare 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 Advisory and Inquests team is a part of the wider Clinical Law department which comprises over 70 solicitors and barristers focusing on clinical negligence and advisory work. The work undertaken by our Advisory and Inquests team involves helping our health and social care clients across a wide range of issues, including:  Treatment and best interest matters  Consent and confidentiality  Mental Health and Mental Capacity law, to include Deprivation of Liberty cases  Information law (DPA/FOIA/GDPR)  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 lawyers 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 Advisory and Inquests team and seeks self-motivated and ambitious solicitors to join us. Main Duties and Responsibilities The successful candidates will be expected to be advisory solicitors (or just about to qualify) with circa 0 – 3 years of PQE, preferably within a leading healthcare law practice. Inquests experience would be an advantage but by no means essential. 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 lawyer who is dynamic, self-motivated and able to develop the skills to work with very senior NHS management. Candidates should be available to start immediately, or as soon as possible, and if you are interested in applying for this position please apply by sending your covering letter and CV via the vacancies section on our website at www.capsticks.com.
Capsticks Birmingham, UK
Oct 03, 2018
Full time
Vacancy: Solicitor Practice Area: Advisory and Inquests Location: Wimbledon, London, Leeds or Birmingham (2 vacancies) Term: Permanent Working hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm The Practice Capsticks is a leading provider of legal services to the health, social care and housing sectors, as well as in the field of professional discipline. The firm has a turnover of c£38m and 400 staff - including more than 250 fee earners - across its 4 offices in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Winchester and acts 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, defence organisations, independent healthcare 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 Advisory and Inquests team is a part of the wider Clinical Law department which comprises over 70 solicitors and barristers focusing on clinical negligence and advisory work. The work undertaken by our Advisory and Inquests team involves helping our health and social care clients across a wide range of issues, including:  Treatment and best interest matters  Consent and confidentiality  Mental Health and Mental Capacity law, to include Deprivation of Liberty cases  Information law (DPA/FOIA/GDPR)  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 lawyers 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 Advisory and Inquests team and seeks self-motivated and ambitious solicitors to join us. Main Duties and Responsibilities The successful candidates will be expected to be advisory solicitors (or just about to qualify) with circa 0 – 3 years of PQE, preferably within a leading healthcare law practice. Inquests experience would be an advantage but by no means essential. 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 lawyer who is dynamic, self-motivated and able to develop the skills to work with very senior NHS management. Candidates should be available to start immediately, or as soon as possible, and if you are interested in applying for this position please apply by sending your covering letter and CV via the vacancies section on our website at www.capsticks.com.
Capsticks Wimbledon, London, UK
Oct 03, 2018
Contract
Practice Area: Clinical Law Department Location: Wimbledon, London Vacancy: Paralegal Term: Fixed term contract for six months Working hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm Salary scale: £22,000 - £28,000 p.a The Firm Capsticks is a leading provider of legal services to the health, social care and housing sectors, as well as in the field of professional discipline. The firm has a turnover of c£38m and 400 staff - including more than 250 fee earners - across its 4 offices in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Winchester and acts 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, defence organisations, independent healthcare 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 Clinical Law department comprises 80 fee earners over three offices (Wimbledon, Leeds and Birmingham). The firm has been a member of NHS Resolution’s panel of lawyers since its inception and, in addition to clinical negligence work, carries out a wide range of other work which includes inquests, advising on regulatory matters, public law issues, judicial reviews, mental health issues and clinical risk management. The inquest team provides an advisory and advocacy service for clients and has acted in many of the leading inquest cases. 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. This is an exciting opportunity to assist a busy team. The main role and responsibilities will include helping a partner and solicitors with a range of tasks on their cases including (although, this is not an exhaustive list):-  reviewing and drafting witness statements;  drafting instructions to experts;  drafting instructions to counsel;  liaison with clients, courts, witnesses and NHS Trusts;  reviewing medical records;  analysing evidence received in order to advise the client;  running a small portfolio of own cases with the assistance of an automated IT system; and  drafting reports to the client. Supervision, support and relevant training will be provided although the successful applicant will also be encouraged, where appropriate, to use their own initiative. Candidate Specification Candidates should ideally have:  an LPC or BVC qualification (LPC would be preferred but is not essential);  strong IT skills;  current/recent healthcare experience;  experience of navigating medical records and identifying key documentation;  proven experience of handling own caseload;  ability to adhere to and manage deadlines;  good drafting and writing skills;  good communication skills; and  good administration skills. Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate at interview that they:  are well organised;  have good attention to detail;  are proactive; and  are self-motivated. Candidates must ideally be available to start immediately (or within one month) and if you are interested in applying for this position please apply by sending your covering letter and CV via the vacancies section on our website at www.capsticks.com. 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.
Capsticks Winchester, UK
Oct 03, 2018
Full time
Practice Area: Regulatory Location: Winchester Vacancy: Paralegal Term: Permanent Working hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm The Firm Capsticks is a leading provider of legal services to the health, social care and housing sectors, as well as in the field of professional discipline. The firm has a turnover of c£38m and 400 staff - including more than 250 fee earners - across its 4 offices in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Winchester and acts 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, defence organisations, independent healthcare 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 regulatory team is looking to recruit a Paralegal on a permanent basis to assist on regulatory casework. The main roles and responsibilities will include (although, this is not an exhaustive list):  supporting fee earners in aspects of their casework;  working to an annual chargeable hours target;  witness liaison;  preparing witness statements;  instructing experts;  putting together trial bundles;  attending conferences with Counsel/ experts/ clients;  attending hearings before statutory committees (not advocacy); and  any other duties as reasonably requested. This is an excellent opportunity for somebody who wants to take on more responsibility and have a varied caseload in a fast paced but supportive environment. Candidate Specification Candidates should ideally have:  an LPC or BVC qualification (LPC would be preferred but is not essential);  current/ recent experience of working for regulators / within the regulatory arena;  ability to adhere to and manage deadlines;  good drafting and writing skills;  good communication skills;  good administration skills; and  good IT skills. Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate at interview that they:  are well organised;  have good attention to detail;  are able to work well under pressure;  are proactive; and  are self-motivated. Candidates must ideally be available to start immediately (or within one month) and if you are interested in applying for this position please apply by sending your covering letter and CV via the vacancies section on our website at www.capsticks.com. 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
Capsticks Wimbledon, London, UK
Oct 03, 2018
Full time
Practice Area: Clinical Law Department Location: Wimbledon, London Vacancy: Paralegal Term: Permanent Working hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm Salary scale: £22,000 - £26,000 p.a. The Firm Capsticks is a leading provider of legal services to the health, social care and housing sectors, as well as in the field of professional discipline. The firm has a turnover of c£38m and 400 staff - including more than 250 fee earners - across its 4 offices in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Winchester and acts 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, defence organisations, independent healthcare 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 Clinical Law department comprises 80 fee earners over three offices (Wimbledon, Leeds and Birmingham). The firm has been a member of NHS Resolution’s panel of lawyers since its inception and, in addition to clinical negligence work, carries out a wide range of other work which includes inquests, advising on regulatory matters, public law issues, judicial reviews, mental health issues and clinical risk management. 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. This is an exciting opportunity to assist a busy team. The main role and responsibilities will include helping a senior solicitor and others in the team with a range of tasks on their cases including (although, this is not an exhaustive list):-  reviewing and drafting witness statements;  drafting instructions to experts;  drafting instructions to counsel;  liaison with clients, courts, witnesses and NHS Trusts;  reviewing medical records;  analysing evidence received in order to advise the client;  running a small portfolio of own cases with the assistance of an automated IT system; and  drafting reports to the client. Supervision, support and relevant training will be provided although the successful applicant will also be encouraged, where appropriate, to use their own initiative. Candidate Specification Candidates should ideally have:  an LPC or BVC qualification (LPC would be preferred but is not essential);  strong IT skills;  current/recent healthcare experience;  experience of navigating medical records and identifying key documentation;  proven experience of handling own caseload;  ability to adhere to and manage deadlines;  good drafting and writing skills;  good communication skills; and  good administration skills. Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate at interview that they:  are well organised;  have good attention to detail;  are proactive; and  are self-motivated. Candidates must ideally be available to start immediately (or within one month) and if you are interested in applying for this position please apply by sending your covering letter and CV via the vacancies section on our website at www.capsticks.com. 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
Capsticks Birmingham, UK
Oct 03, 2018
Full time
Role: Solicitor 2 years + PQE Department: Corporate/Commercial Location: London or Birmingham Term: Permanent The practice Capsticks is a leading provider of legal services to the health, social care and housing sectors, as well as in the field of professional discipline. The firm has a turnover of c£38m and over 400 staff - including more than 250 fee earners - across its 4 offices in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Winchester and acts 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, medical technology companies, independent healthcare providers, registered providers, insurers, defence organisations, 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 New technology and new services relating to that technology are driving significant change in the healthcare sector and we are now seeking a lawyer to join our new Medical Technology Group. The group is headed up by Stephen Tainsh and the role will involve working alongside him undertaking a range of transactions for predominantly private sector clients including mergers and acquisitions, collaborations and joint ventures, innovative financing models, the supply of devices and consumables and the supply of software, consultancy and data analysis services. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a driven and dynamic market leading firm and the successful candidates is likely to have:  a Corporate, Commercial and/or Finance legal background;  significant experience of working with a range of private sector clients (healthcare is not essential/required);  a genuine interest in growing business from existing clients as well as targeting and attracting new clients; and  good interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate at interview that he or she is commercially minded, highly organised and able to work effectively in teams. Capsticks is committed to recruiting the best people to maintain its status as legal adviser of choice and there are good opportunities for career advancement for able candidates. If you are ready for a new and exciting challenge then please contact Sally Ward, HR Manager, on 020 8780 4800 or sally.ward@capsticks.com for further information. Alternatively, please apply by sending your covering letter and CV via the vacancies section on our website at www.capsticks.com. 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 London, UK
Oct 03, 2018
Full time
Role: Solicitor 2 years + PQE Department: Corporate/Commercial Location: London or Birmingham Term: Permanent The practice Capsticks is a leading provider of legal services to the health, social care and housing sectors, as well as in the field of professional discipline. The firm has a turnover of c£38m and over 400 staff - including more than 250 fee earners - across its 4 offices in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Winchester and acts 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, medical technology companies, independent healthcare providers, registered providers, insurers, defence organisations, 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 New technology and new services relating to that technology are driving significant change in the healthcare sector and we are now seeking a lawyer to join our new Medical Technology Group. The group is headed up by Stephen Tainsh and the role will involve working alongside him undertaking a range of transactions for predominantly private sector clients including mergers and acquisitions, collaborations and joint ventures, innovative financing models, the supply of devices and consumables and the supply of software, consultancy and data analysis services. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a driven and dynamic market leading firm and the successful candidates is likely to have:  a Corporate, Commercial and/or Finance legal background;  significant experience of working with a range of private sector clients (healthcare is not essential/required);  a genuine interest in growing business from existing clients as well as targeting and attracting new clients; and  good interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate at interview that he or she is commercially minded, highly organised and able to work effectively in teams. Capsticks is committed to recruiting the best people to maintain its status as legal adviser of choice and there are good opportunities for career advancement for able candidates. If you are ready for a new and exciting challenge then please contact Sally Ward, HR Manager, on 020 8780 4800 or sally.ward@capsticks.com for further information. Alternatively, please apply by sending your covering letter and CV via the vacancies section on our website at www.capsticks.com. 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 Birmingham, United Kingdom
Mar 05, 2018
Full time
Role: Solicitor 5 years + PQE Department: Commercial Location: Birmingham Term: Permanent Working hours: 9am to 5.30pm (flexibility on hours/ days may be possible) 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 NHSLA, regulatory bodies, GP practices, charities, independent healthcare providers, housing associations, medical malpractice insurers and defense 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 role We are currently seeking an experienced solicitor with at least 5 years PQE to join our highly regarded Commercial practice. Roles and responsibilities will include:  undertaking a wide range of commercial and contractual based advisory and transactional work for clients across different sectors including healthcare, emergency services and housing;  the opportunity to get involved in business development activities nationally with both existing and new clients; and  being responsible for the supervision of more junior fee earners. We are particularly interested to hear from candidates who have experience in procurement law, although this is not a pre-requisite. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a driven and dynamic market leading firm and the successful candidates is likely to have:  a genuine interest in growing business from existing clients as well as targeting and attracting new clients; and  good interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate at interview that he or she is commercially minded, highly organised and able to work effectively in teams. Capsticks is committed to recruiting the best people to maintain its status as legal adviser of choice and there are good opportunities for career advancement for able candidates. If you are ready for a new and exciting challenge then please contact Sally Ward, HR Manager, on 020 8780 4800 or sally.ward@capsticks.com for further information. Alternatively, please apply by sending your covering letter and CV via the vacancies section on our website at www.capsticks.com. 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 London, United Kingdom
Mar 05, 2018
Full time
    Job Title:                               Associate   Department:                      Commercial   Location:                               London   Term:                                     Permanent   Working hours:                   9am to 5.30pm (flexibility may be possible)       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 NHSLA, regulatory bodies, GP practices, charities, independent healthcare providers, housing associations, medical malpractice insurers and defense 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 role We are currently seeking an experienced Associate to join our highly regarded Commercial practice.  This is a senior level appointment and the successful candidate will be part of the Commercial leadership team which is focused on driving the growth of our NHS practice and managing the team which supports that.  Roles and responsibilities will include:   undertaking a wide range of commercial and contractual based advisory and transactional work; getting involved in and leading for Commercial on business development opportunities nationally with both existing and new clients; being responsible for the supervision of a team of more junior fee earners.    This is a fantastic opportunity to join a driven and dynamic market leading firm and the successful candidates is likely to have:   knowledge and experience of the UK healthcare market; a genuine interest in growing business from existing clients as well as targeting and attracting new clients; and good interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate at interview that he or she is commercially minded, highly organised and able to work effectively in teams.    Capsticks is committed to recruiting the best people to maintain its status as legal adviser of choice and there are good opportunities for career advancement for able candidates.   If you are ready for a new and exciting challenge then please contact Pippa Wood, HR Business Partner, on 020 8780 4670 or pippa.wood@capsticks.com for further information.    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 Birmingham, United Kingdom
Feb 20, 2018
Full 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.