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Trust Solicitor

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 Per Annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a solicitor to join our motivated and dedicated legal team here at Midlands Partnership University Foundation Trust.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced lawyer to handle a range of legal healthcare matters including inquests, clinical negligence, and general healthcare law matters at a large and complex NHS Trust. The Trust provides a broad and interesting range of services ranging from psychiatry and mental health support within Prisons nationwide to District Nursing services in the local community. No two days are the same when working in the legal team at Midlands Partnership University Foundation Trust

The post holder will be required to have knowledge of how to run inquest and claims files.. Experience of working in-house at an NHS Trust or at a panel solicitors firm would be advantageous along with some knowledge of regulatory matters, the Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act, the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and the law around Court of Protection matters

In return we can offer flexible working with the benefit of remote working where possible, allowing you to strike the perfect work life balance.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will:
  • Support the Head of Legal Services across the range of duties within the Legal Services Team.
  • Support with the management of inquests, preparing witness statements and supporting Trust staff as required when attending as witnesses at inquests or court
  • Supervise junior team members.
  • Support the Head of Legal Services with the implementation of relevant legislation and lead on designated projects.
  • Manage the Legal Services Team ensuring the operational elements of legislation, policy and provision of reports to court are implemented in line with the Trust's strategy.
  • The post holder will provide specialist knowledge on all aspects of legal services.
  • Represent the Trust at Court hearings
  • Assist with the management of data within the department, ensuring learning arising from the portfolio of legal matters is identified, acted upon and disseminated Trust wide.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Before applying for this varied and unique opportunity we encourage you to view the full job description and person specification

Person Specification



  • Solicitor or barrister authorised to practice and on either the Solicitors Regulation Authority Register or Bar Standards Board Barristers' Register
  • 3 years experience


  • A relevant post graduate qualification in the area of risk or legal services.



  • Minimum of 3 years experience in clinical negligence, healthcare law, and personal injury litigation.

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Trust HQ

Corporation Street


ST16 3SR

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