Healthcare Inquest Solicitor (Advocate) 1-7YR PQE

Job Description

Salary: £30 000-£50 000

The Firm

Weightmans is a Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards 2021 and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK, we are immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people.

The Department

The Regulatory Department is very diverse, offering a broad range of expert advice to healthcare professionals facing possible criminal and professional regulatory sanctions, Trusts and organisations on issues such as best interest decisions to DPA requests and inquests, as well as organisations and individuals facing Health & Safety, criminal and other regulatory prosecutions.

The role

We are recruiting for a 1-7YR PQE Solicitor - Healthcare Inquests Advocate to join our Regulatory team in Birmingham.

The role will primarily focus on Healthcare inquest work and healthcare regulatory work.  We are seeking a lawyer to manage a caseload of inquest files for our various healthcare Trusts and organisations.  With our diverse offering, inevitably there will both the scope and need for our lawyers to be involved in work for clients outside of their core caseload.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Manage a case load of healthcare inquest and healthcare regulatory files

  • Advocacy skills are essential to attend hearings at court, including travel, and accompany counsel where necessary

  • Achieve set financial and chargeable targets

  • Ensure relevant deadlines, quality measures and KPIs are adhered to

  • Comply with relevant policies and procedures

  • Work in accordance with Weightmans’ values

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.

The person specification


  • Qualified solicitor 1-7yr PQE or Barrister

  • Healthcare experience

  • Inquest advocacy experience

  • Understanding of regulatory processes and interface between different agencies

  • Compassionate and professional approach to work


  • Regulatory defence experience is desirable – healthcare or otherwise

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills

  • Excellent collaborative and team working skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Excellent IT skills

  • Ability to work to deadlines and targets

  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative

  • Flexible approach

Other Information

Please note:

  • Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.


  • The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.


  • We're committed to diversity and inclusion and to creating an environment where everyone can reach their full potential.  For more information please click  on the following link:

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