Healthcare Advisory Solicitor or Barrister

England, Merseyside, Liverpool
£40000 - £68000 per annum + generous benefits
09 Sep 2023
07 Oct 2023
Tony Seymour
Job Title
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7, NQ
Contract Type
Full Time

Healthcare Associate or Senior Associate Solicitor or Barrister - mental health - Inquest work - Court of Protection - public law - mid to senior level (will consider NQs). Interest in advocacy work required.

Healthcare Solicitors and / or Barristers - Liverpool

Healthcare Advisory Solicitor or Barrister - The healthcare team of this leading 'top tier' law firm is investing heavily in its Liverpool offering at Associate and Senior Associate Level. Exciting opportunities are available for Solicitors, Solicitor Advocates and Barristers. Based in Liverpool, you will advise on a range of matters including mental capacity and depravation of liberty issues as well as being involved high profile Inquest and Court of Protection work.


  • Job title: Solicitor or Barrister (Associate and Senior Associate level)
  • Location: Liverpool
  • Salary: to £68,000
  • Reports to: Partner
  • Previous Experience: Our client will consider candidates at all levels including NQs. Healthcare experience is ideal, but the team is also willing to consider candidates from other areas such as personal injury, especially EL/PL or other areas of litigation. An interest in advocacy is also required.

A role which draws on a varied skill set

Healthcare work in this team draws on everything from public law including Judicial Review to mental health law and human rights. Whilst advocacy experience is by no means compulsory, the hiring managers are also looking for those with a genuine interest in this area. The team includes solicitors, solicitor advocates and barristers with sharp advocacy skills and the successful candidates must ideally have an interest in honing their own advocacy expertise.

The team is looking to attract experienced solicitors and barristers with exposure to healthcare work. Equally, they are keen to speak to candidates with transferable skills who have a genuine interest in healthcare. If you have prior experience in other areas such as personal injury litigation especially EL/PL and are looking to gain healthcare experience, we would like to hear from you.

The team is keen to speak with candidates at all stages of their career including NQs so please don't hesitate to get in touch to find out more.

Inquest work; Court of Protection; Public enquiries

The team advises public and private healthcare organisations on a range of work:

  • Inquest work - often very high-profile held both with and without juries
  • Public Law - eg unlawful detention, judicial review and human rights as well as other constitutional issues
  • Court of Protection matters - often involving complex patient welfare cases.
  • More general governance matters and best practice initiatives.
  • Other healthcare-related aspects - patient complaints, SUI and Ombudsman investigations and law in relation to mental health

In particular, much of the Inquest and Court of Protection work requires sound advocacy skills.

A challenging and rewarding career

The skill set developed in this area of law in unique and extremely valuable. In short, it presents the successful applicant with the chance to get to grips with a discipline which will constantly challenge and stimulate, whilst working with some of the most highly regarded professionals in the country.

If you are interested in a career advising health professionals in an area of law which is constantly developing and evolving, feel free to apply to find out more.

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