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Solicitor (NQ to two years PQE)

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£41m and over 420 staff - including 300 fee earners - across 5 offices nationally 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 over 90 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 acting for the MDDUS and a range of medical malpractice insurers and also 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 – 2 years of PQE. The role will involve managing a mixed caseload of claims against GPs and surgeons for a major defence organisation, NHS Resolution and a variety of medical malpractice insurers. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work closely with a partner who will supervise your work and there will be opportunities for client contact and business development.

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.

Location:

London

Hours:

Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm