Solicitor - Clinical Law (Advisory & Inquests) - Birmingham

  • Capsticks
  • Birmingham, UK
  • Oct 03, 2018
Full time Healthcare

Job Description

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
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