Healthcare Advisory Associate Manchester
Area of Practice: Healthcare
Location: Manchester and Greater Manchester
Type: Private Practice
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted On: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Recruiter Name: Tony Seymour
Recruiter Telephone: 07813605881
Job Reference Number: TS/893812
Healthcare advisory associate solicitor – Minimum of 3 PQE – Court of Protection, inquest and investigations experience
Healthcare Advisory Solicitor / Associate – Manchester
Healthcare Advisory Solicitor / Associate – Our client is a leading national law firm with a distinguished reputation in the field of healthcare work. This is a highly technical area of the law concerning serious, often delicate issues concerning mental capacity, deprivation of liberty, Court of Protection and patient welfare issues, as well as high profile inquest work. They are looking for a solicitor with a solid background in this area to further strengthen the Manchester team.
Summary of position
- Job title: Healthcare Associate
- Location: Manchester
- Contract: Permanent – full time and part time applications welcome
- Salary: £40,000 – £58,000
- Reports to: Partner
- Previous Experience: 3 PQE + – Experience in mental capacity / mental health; deprivation of liberty; Court of Protection; patient welfare; judicial review.
Introduction to the team
The healthcare advisory team advise a range of clients and public bodies on various matters relating to mental health law including the Mental Health Act as well as issues surrounding the restraint and detention of patients as well as false imprisonment. The team also advises on governance issues and other regulatory matters which pertain to the social care sector.
Range of work
This is a highly technical, yet also delicate area of the law requiring a range of skills. It also demands a knowledge of the key mechanisms in this field, such as the Mental Health Review Tribunal, Judicial Review and the Court of Protection.
The team is highly regarded with many noted and ranked in the press such as Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500.
Attracting the right talent
It is important that this role is seen very much as a step up for the right candidate who is looking ahead towards senior associateship and beyond. Whilst the successful candidate will inherit an active caseload of files, they will also be encouraged to develop their own work and contacts within the sector so strong client care skills are a must as is a readiness to be involved in business development.
Court of Protection experience wanted
Given the nature and level of the role as well as where it sits within the wider team, our client is really looking for someone who has cut their teeth in a national practice and already has experience of working with large institutional healthcare clients. The role demands proven experience in Court of Protection work which forms a significant part of the work. That said, the team is looking broadly, so if you feel you meet the criteria, please apply in confidence.