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Healthcare Advisory Lawyer

  • BUPA
  • Permanent health insurance
  • Flexible pension scheme
  • Medicash
  • Enhanced family leave policies
  • Life assurance
  • Annual travel season ticket loan
  • Dress for your day policy
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Financial contribution towards home working equipment

Introduction to the role:

  • This role provides the opportunity to join one of the fastest growing departments. The Healthcare team have been growing year-on-year with a team of over 100 lawyers and national coverage, we are one of the leading firms providing legal advice and support to the NHS and independent healthcare organisations.
  • Our dedicated Healthcare team is now looking to recruit an Associate/Senior Associate, who will be undertaking a wide range of advisory work for the NHS and other public and private organisations operating in the Health and Social Care Sector.

Introduction to the team:

  • An exciting opportunity join our rapidly growing team of highly experienced specialists working on a wide range of Healthcare matters for the NHS and other public and private organisations operating in the Health and social care sector.
  • Experts in their field, the healthcare team regularly advises NHS bodies, private providers and insurers on a range of issues including (but not limited to) inquests and public inquiries, best interests applications, claims for judicial review, mental health law, patient care issues, and clinical and corporate governance matters.
  • We have specialist teams working exclusively for the healthcare sector on commercial, procurement, employment and property matters.
  • Our Health team can genuinely say it is award winning, having received major recognition over the last few years, most recently being named as Legal Services Provider of the Year by the Health Service Journal.

Key responsibilities:

  • Inquests (held both with and without a jury) including advocacy
  • Court of Protection, treatment and best interest cases including advocacy
  • Advising on public law issues such as public and patient involvement and consultation, governance and constitutional issues, judicial review and human rights;
  • Advising on matters of general healthcare law including patient complaints, SUI and Ombudsman investigations, and a variety of other health sector legislation and guidance including mental health;
  • Advising on care standards legislation and practice and information governance matters.
  • The candidate will work with other lawyers practising in the healthcare sector and will be expected to identify new products and work streams relevant to clients and develop new business.

What we are looking for

  • Law degree (or equivalent)
  • Previous experience within healthcare law
  • Proven experience of Inquests
  • Experience in Court of Protection/inherent jurisdiction work
  • Familiarity with issues relevant to organisations in the health and social care sector
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work flexibly and proactively
  • Excellent communication/client service skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Willingness to travel
  • Desirable:
  • Experience of litigation work preferable.

If you're interested in this role, please click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact Christine Rodgers-Wendels for a confidential discussion on your career.

You can view more opportunities on the Interlink website. Please note, our advertisements use salary and experience as a guide only. Interlink Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer.

*Please Note: Due to the high volume of applications we are currently receiving we are unable to contact applicants who have been unsuccessful.