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We welcome applications for training contracts commencing in September 2021 and September 2022. The closing date for these applications will be confirmed in 2020. Details on how to apply and where the roles will be based will be held on our website www.capsticks.com.
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Method of applicationOnline application form
Method of assessment
- Assessment centre
- Partner interview
- Telephone interview
- Written exercise
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 450 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.
Who should apply?
Capsticks is committed to recruiting the best people to maintain its market leading position. We recruit around eight trainee solicitors each year and welcome applications from candidates who are either on course for or have achieved at least a 2.1 (or equivalent) in their undergraduate degree. The firm also expects candidates to be able to demonstrate they are committed to a career in health, housing and social care as well as being highly driven, but well rounded, team players, with good problem solving and communication skills.
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' broad range of practice areas and clients enables it to provide its trainees with an opportunity to experience a wide variety of legal work. Trainees rotate every six months undertaking seats in the firm's practice areas, which include clinical law, housing, employment, real estate, commercial, litigation and regulatory. Trainees are therefore able to acquire an in-depth knowledge of both the law and the health, social care and housing sectors, in addition to developing the skills that any good lawyer needs.
Where possible, we qualify our trainees after 18 months if they have prior paralegal experience that can form part of their period of recognised training. This is a real attraction for our trainees.
When and how to apply
The firm welcomes applications for training contracts commencing in September 2021 and September 2022. The closing date for these applications will be confirmed in 2020. Details on how to apply and where the roles will be based will be held on our website www.capsticks.com.
Capsticks offers financial support towards the Legal Practice Course by way of 50% funding and a 50% loan repayable once the training contract commences.
- Housing development
- Real estate
- Corporate & commercial
- Corporate & Commercial
- General Commercial
Administrative & public law
Public law comprises several interlinking practice areas which concern relationships between people and government.
Charities lawyers advising the not-for-profit and social enterprise sector cover wills and trusts to commercial and real estate law.
Clinical negligence lawyers advise on instances of injury or death arising from incorrect or inadequate medical treatment or diagnosis.
Company & commercial
Commercial lawyers focus on trade, from commercial agreements about supply, manufacture and distribution to identifying the best routes to market.
Competition & EU law
Competition and regulatory work includes merger control, regulatory and court proceedings, issues arising from sector-specific regulation and utility procurement issues.
Construction & engineering
Contentious construction work involves the resolution of disputes while non-contentious work involves drafting and negotiating contracts and advising on projects.
In this area of legal practice, clients generally fall into two categories: the rich or famous and the media.
Commercial litigation involves the resolution of disputes in the corporate and commercial sphere.
Employment, pensions & incentives
Employment lawyers work across all areas of employment law, including handling discrimination, staff restructuring and whistleblowing issues.
Issues such as climate change and the need for alternative energy sources make environmental laws more important than ever.
Housing/landlord & tenant
Relationships between the owners and occupiers of properties, both residential and commercial, can be fraught with problems.
Insurance and reinsurance is an integral part of commercial activity throughout the world.
IP barristers advise on issues that range from commercial exploitation and infringement disputes to IP rights in large commercial transactions.
Offending behaviour can relate to incompetency or inappropriate or unlawful activities, be this fraud, assault or inappropriate sexual relationships.
|Profit per partner:||£409,000 (2012)|
|Training contract applications:||508 (2014)|
|Retention rate:||100% (2017)|