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.

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