Commercial Solicitor

Job Description

Salary: £Competitive

Commercial Solicitor NQ to 3PQE

About Hempsons

With over 130 lawyers working across our four offices nationwide, Hempsons is a leading law firm for the health and social care sectors, charities and social enterprises.  This is a time of change and opportunity for our clients, as highlighted by the sharpening focus on innovation, technology, integration and new ways of working. Our aim is to provide outstanding legal services that deliver the best possible client outcomes whilst nurturing a culture that makes us a “great place to work”. 


We are looking for up to three highly-motivated commercial lawyers to develop your careers and specialist interests within our broadly-based corporate–commercial team. The various roles will focus on supporting our offering to central and local NHS organisations, primary care practitioners, dentists, independent health and care businesses such as dental corporates, private consultant groups and care homes. 

The successful candidates will have a genuine interest in our sectors.  In return we offer you the opportunity work alongside an experienced team who are involved in interesting and high profile work and are renowned experts their fields.

The corporate-commercial team of around 20 lawyers nationally covers a wide range of specialisms:

  • Contracts (including software, managed services, clinical services, collaborations)

  • Public procurement (including challenges)

  • Governance, public law and statutory powers

  • Primary care (partnership agreements, practice mergers, integration and collaboration agreements) 

  • Corporate (start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations, corporate finance)

  • Digital (intellectual property, technology, data and information) 

  • Projects and construction (project agreements, development agreements, construction contracts)

Our lawyers appreciate the quality and variety of the projects we work on, and the level of interest and challenge they bring.  We work collaboratively and strive to avoid silos, at the same time as encouraging our people to play to their strengths. Working with other teams in the firm, we engage with the full range of challenges faced by clients working in our high profile and high societal value sectors. 

Recent and current relevant projects have involved:

  • New wards, energy management facilities and multi-storey car parks for NHS hospitals; primary care developments

  • Enabling new technology providers to establish products in the health market – such as health apps and testing products

  • Reorganisation of GP provider companies to assist primary care networks and associated collaboration agreements

  • Mergers of GP practices and acquisitions of dental practices

  • Integration collaborations between organisations across regional areas – such as pathology collaboratives

  • Procurements for national screening services, data analytics, imaging, electronic patient records, hospital management systems, pharmacy, national PPE requirements and other service

Skills and Competencies

 You will ideally have:

  • An interest in a role that will deliver variety and therefore challenge you to develop a broad range of skills  

  • Commercial contracts experience

  • Prior knowledge of some other specialist areas within the scope of our wide practice areas would be welcome but is not essential

  • An aptitude for engaging with our medical and public and voluntary sector clients as well as with commercial businesses

  • A strong teamwork ethos, we all work with colleagues across our four offices

  • Excellent organisational skills and an appreciation of the need to comply with internal and client data security guidelines

  • An appreciation of the value our clients bring to society and our role in helping achieve those goals

Hempsons is an equal opportunities employer

Hempsons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and to encouraging diversity through recruitment. Applications are welcome from all sections of the community and decisions to progress will be made with reference to entirely objective criteria only. 

Apply below with your CV and Cover Letter for immediate consideration.

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