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Solicitor/Associate - Healthcare Regulatory

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

DACB's Health, Care and Public Law Team provides legal advice and training to a wide range of organisations operating in the health and social care sector, including NHS Trusts, independent sector providers, charities, commissioners and investors.

The team is highly rated in Legal 500 and Chambers and recognised as a “very broad range of specialists and all, without exception, first class experts and great to work with"

We have a number of opportunities for qualified professionals of all levels to join our team and undertake regulatory and advisory work, including patient care issues and mental health advice, coroners inquests, advice on CQC inspection, regulation and enforcement.  

The Team plays an important role in DACB's broader Health practice, which is widely recognised as the leading strategic, commercial and regulatory legal adviser to the health and social care sector in the UK.

As leading advisers in the health and social care sector we are regularly instructed in ground breaking and high profile cases. The Health, Care and Public Law team provide legal advice, legal updates and training to internal and external clients in the firm's health and social care sector on regulatory issues, healthcare law, information governance, inquests, CQC inspections and enforcement, professional disciplinary, performers list advice and representation, serious incidents, domestic homicide inquiries, criminal investigations, mental health, patient care issues, Human Rights Act issues, and clinical and corporate governance. We provide strategic advice to clients across the public and independent sector throughout health and social care providers and commissioners.

Our team are very busy, but we offer genuine flexibility to allow you to meet your personal and work commitments – and that flexibility won’t disappear post-Covid! – it has been hardwired into our DNA for years. All across our team, from our emerging talent to our senior leadership, you won’t find a closed door, real or virtual. Read on for more information about our specific vacancy and the firm as a whole.

Role Responsibility

 

  • Handle a varied workload in accordance with client protocols and with an appropriate level of supervision.
  • Act as a point of contact for clients, demonstrating a level of knowledge and skill commensurate with experience.
  • Exercise full compliance with DAC Beachcroft protocols on billing and credit control and demonstrate a high level of financial management in respect of own files
  • Aim to achieve a budgeted annual target of 1440 chargeable hours per year
  • Support marketing and business development activity within the team e.g. attending marketing events and client training
  • Build an awareness of the Firm's other services. Build effective internal and external networks.
  • Maintain an awareness of the firm's strategies and plans
  • Maintain and develop technical knowledge through attendance at training sessions, reading appropriate publications and exceeding Law Society CPD requirements
  • Handle confidential information in line with the firm's data security protocols.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for solicitors of any PQE level, ideally with experience in Health and Social care Law, but we would welcome applicants from other backgrounds also. A highly motivated individual to fit into a responsive team providing excellence in service to our health and social care clients. Experience of some or all of the following would be of interest:

  • Coronial law
  • Mental health law
  • Mental Capacity Act/DOLS/Court of Protection
  • Adult and/or Children's Safeguarding
  • The Care Act and related statutory framework
  • Advocacy
  • Commissioning
  • NHS Continuing Healthcare / interface with social care
  • Risk management
  • Criminal investigations and prosecutions

About the Company

We are a leading international legal business with over 2,500 colleagues and a diverse range of capabilities. We have 11 offices in the UK as well as offices in Dublin, Madrid, Paris, Singapore, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Miami. We also have associations/alliances with firms in Malaysia, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Central America, the USA, Australia and Germany.

We are a broad-based commercial firm with a strong heritage in insurance, health and real estate. This is complemented by a fast-growing Business Advisory capability. We represent a wide range of clients, ranging from household names to government departments and NHS bodies. We act for all of the UK’s top-ten insurers, we are market leaders in the provision of strategic, commercial and regulatory advice to providers and commissioners in the health sector, and in real estate we advise all of the UK’s top-12 housebuilders.

We have an impressive legal pedigree, with 142 Chambers UK 2021 practice area and individual lawyer rankings. In Legal 500 UK 2021, the firm received a top tier ranking for 37 of its practice areas, and 58 DACB lawyers were singled out in the ‘Leading Individual' rankings.

Our successes have been recognised by the legal industry and the markets in which we operate. These accolades include two top prizes in the ‘Excellence in Business Development’ and ‘Excellence in Technology & Innovation’ categories of the 2020 Law Society Excellence Awards – the highest accolade for law firms in England & Wales. Our health sector team won the ‘Crisis Management Team of the Year’ award at the 2020 British Legal Awards for its support to the NHS at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and our Cyber & Data Risk team received the ‘Business Development Innovation Award’ at the 2020 Legal Innovation Awards, as well as ‘Cyber Law Firm of the Year’ at the prestigious Insurance Insider Cyber Rankings Awards, for its market-leading suite of digital tools to help our clients prepare for and respond to cyber and data risk crises.

Our vision is to be leading business advisers, recognised for our insight and our outstanding commitment to clients, and for being the place where talented people want to work. For further details on our work and our culture, please visit www.dacbeachcroft.com.

Application Details

At DAC Beachcroft, we don’t just accept your differences we celebrate them.  From bespoke solutions for our clients, to treating you like an individual.  Our strength comes from your diverse ideas and bringing the whole you to work. So if you’re good at what you do, come as you are.  We welcome direct applications and are happy to talk flexible working.

We also want you to be at your very best.  Please feel free to let us know of any changes we can make at any point in the recruitment process that will help support your application.  If this opportunity sounds of interest to you, please make an application and submit your CV.  Your application will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

Note for Recruitment Agencies – the DAC Beachcroft recruitment team is responsible for managing all current vacancies through direct hiring and referrals wherever possible.  We do work with recruitment agencies and where we require external support we will formally release those vacancies to the agencies on our Preferred Supplier List deemed best placed to assist us.  Speculative CVs sent by any agency to any DAC Beachcroft employee without a specific request by the recruitment team will not be accepted and with no introduction fee applicable.  Our recruitment team can be contacted at recruitment@dacbeachcroft.com

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