Employment Solicitor

Birmingham, West Midlands
Competitive Package
12 Apr 2018
26 May 2018
Sector/Practice Area
Employment, Public Sector
Vacancy Type
Full time

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 Team

The Employment department comprises 45 fee earners and, as the UK’s leading supplier of employment law services to NHS bodies, carries out work for around 100 healthcare bodies throughout the UK as well as for police forces, housing organisations and various third sector and private employers.  The department is able to provide legal advice and training on the full range of employment law issues, from board level to generalist HR practitioner, and has a reputation for handling the most sensitive and high-profile employment law cases.  This is a great opportunity to work for a growing team within a 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 in the department and the type of work carried out can be found on our website at www.capsticks.com


The Role

The role will involve working on a range of contentious and non-contentious matters including general employment advisory work, the handling of employment tribunal claims, whistleblowing, high profile cases, advising on reorganisation and redundancy issues and the application of healthcare legislation to routine employment law scenarios. The candidate should have good client handling skills and be able to work well with other team members. We anticipate that the ideal candidate will have 0 – 3 years of post-qualification experience. The client base will be a mixture of Birmingham and London clients and so there will be an occasional need to travel down to London as necessary. 

Capsticks is committed to recruiting the best people to maintain its status as legal adviser of choice and, whilst previous experience in the field of healthcare or public sector is strongly preferred, it is not essential. Candidates will however be expected to be able to demonstrate at interview that they are self-motivated and commercially minded, as well as having good interpersonal skills and being able to work effectively in teams. 

This is a great opportunity to join a driven and dynamic market leading firm.


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. 

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