Job Advert: AWH Solicitors

AWH Solicitors are a specialist Mental Health and Mental Capacity firm and have an established Court of Protection department. 

AWH solicitors is a Top 200 law firm with offices in Manchester & Blackburn, proudly providing award-winning legal services to clients nationwide.

We are recruiting for the following vacancies:

MENTAL HEALTH FEE EARNER

As a highly skilled team of solicitors we specialise in different fields of law, including: immigration, family law, personal injury, industrial disease, housing disrepair, wills & probate, criminal defence, mental health and conveyancing.

Exemplary customer service coupled with legal expertise is at the core of everything that we do. Our aim is to provide an efficient and prompt service for clients through recruitment of employees who are both approachable and respectful of their client’s needs. 

A strong network of support staff departments, Human Resources, Finance and an in-house Marketing team, work closely with our fee-earning teams to ensure the business is able to develop and grow. 

We are currently looking to recruit a Mental Health Accredited fee earner who has experience in Mental Health Law.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits based on experience and are committed to ensuring that our staff have access to the training they need both for their own development and to enable them to deliver a high quality service.

We are looking for a fee earner with:
• Law Society Panel Membership
• Experience in Tribunal Advocacy
• Experience of MCA and COP work helpful but not essential
• Knowledge of LAA contracts in MH
• A full driving licence

Candidates must be able to demonstrate the following skills:
• The ability to work in a team as well as individually
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Good attention to detail
• Excellent time management skills
• The ability to work under pressure whilst meeting deadlines and targets
• Good IT skills

Experience of using computerised systems, including case management is essential and full training will be given.

You will be working with the following benefits:

  • Salary is competitive (depending on experience and qualifications)
  • 24 days annual leave + Bank Holidays + Birthday Holiday 
  • Company Pension
  • Perk Box Benefit Package
  • Free Eye Tests
  • Flexible Working hours/ Working from home available
  • Rewarded for efforts with a healthy bonus
  • Encouragement of internal progression
  • Encourage internal and external training

Please apply with a CV and covering letter to Human Resources – recruitment@awhsolicitors.co.uk.

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities.

PARALEGAL – COURT OF PROTECTION (HEALTH AND WELFARE)

We invite applications from Court of Protection paralegal to join our expanding team based at our Blackburn office. We currently take instructions on behalf of P, P’s family and the official solicitor.

The successful candidate would ideally have experience of managing a mixed case load of s.16 MCA and s.21A MCA applications before the court. It would be ideal if the successful candidate is able to provide advice and representation throughout the progression of the case and  the knowledge and ability to undertake legally aided work with experience of the CCMS system. However, training can be provided.

We will consider applicants who wish to work full time, part-time, or with flexible working hours.

The successful candidate must have a full driving licence and access to a car, with business insurance.

You will be working with the following benefits:

  • Salary is competitive (depending on experience and qualifications)
  • 24 days annual leave + Bank Holidays + Birthday Holiday 
  • Medicash Healthcare Plan
  • Flexible Working hours/ Working from home available
  • Rewarded for efforts with a healthy bonus
  • Encouragement of internal progression
  • Encourage internal and external training

Please apply with a CV and covering letter to Human Resources –  recruitment@awhsolicitors.co.uk.

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities.

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Job Advert: Abbotts Martin

ABBOTTS MARTIN SOLICITORS, LONDON

MENTAL CAPACITY LAW

We are seeking an experienced Court of Protection solicitor to join our Court of Protection team.

The successful candidate should be an ALR and the focus will be on building the firms Court of Protection caseload. The candidate will be experienced in handling proceedings under s.16 and s.21A MCA 2005, deputyship work and DoLS. The candidate will also be expected to regularly work with the Official Solicitor.

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with qualification and experience, an excellent case management system, a friendly environment and flexible working.

Mental Capacity Consultant Solicitors – Court of Protection (Health and Welfare)

We would also welcome applications from Court of Protection consultant practitioners to join team.

We will offer a very competitive fee sharing package. We look forward to hearing from suitably qualified individuals.

Please apply with a CV to info@abbottsmartin.com

Deadline: 1st February 2021

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Job Advert: ADJ Law

Mental Health Solicitor/Caseworker, London

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, energetic and highly motivated solicitor with 0 to 2 years PQE to join our fast growing Mental Health team. We also welcome applications from experienced practitioners seeking a consultancy role on a fee sharing basis or a part time position within the Mental Health department. 

The ideal candidate must be a Member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme and have experience in running their own caseload. 

To apply or for further details, please email your CV, salary expectations and covering letter limited to 2 pages of A4 to info@adjlaw.co.uk

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Job Advert: Campbell-Taylor Solicitors

London, N4

We are looking for an accreditation panel member (qualified person preferred) to join the firm on a permanent employed basis (although other arrangements open to consideration). 

Additional experience of any of the below would be an advantage: 

  1. Satellite mental health litigation (e.g. tortious and HRA claims)
  2. Court of Protection 
  3. Community care 
  4. Public law

The firm has always been very accommodating in respect of working arrangements, and although the world has recently caught up, we still are! Target start date early January 2021.

To apply or for further information (including a job description) please email campbelltaylorrecruitment@gmail.com, or telephone 020 7923 9583 to set up a confidential initial chat.

Closing date: Thursday 3 December 2020.

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Job Advert: Butler & Co

Court of Protection fee-earner sought

Butler & Co Solicitors is a busy and highly regarded legal aid practice, specialising in Mental Health and Court of Protection law. Based in Taunton, Somerset, we cover cases throughout England and Wales.

We are now looking to recruit an experienced solicitor or caseworker for our Court of Protection team to take on a caseload consisting primarily of s16 and s21A MCA cases.

We offer a competitive salary, interesting work, and the opportunity to work as part of a successful, efficient and very supportive Court of Protection team.

The successful candidate will be based at home with most work being conducted via remote technology. Applications from further afield than the Somerset area would therefore be welcome.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 18 December 2020.

Applications and requests for job descriptions should be sent by email to Michael Butler at mpb@butler-solicitors.co.uk.

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Job Advert: AJM Solicitors

AJM Solicitors: Mental Health & Mental Capacity Experts

SOLICITOR – COURT OF PROTECTION (HEALTH AND WELFARE) 

PARALEGAL – COURT OF PROTECTION (HEALTH AND WELFARE)

AJM Solicitors are a specialist Mental Health and Mental Capacity firm and have an established Court of Protection department. 

Applications are invited from experienced candidates in Court of Protection work. 

We will consider applicants who wish to work full time, part-time, or with flexible working hours. Those interested in working on a consultancy basis will also be considered. 

The successful candidate will ideally have experience of running their own caseload.

You will be working from home with the following benefits:

  • Competitive salary package 
  • Excellent case management system
  • The firm’s laptop with a mobile phone 
  • 24-hour computer support, 7 days a week from a very friendly team of computer engineers 

Please apply with a CV and covering letter to andrewm@ajmsolicitors.co.uk.

Alternatively, please ring Andrew Markham on 07812 049296 for an informal chat.

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Job Advert: Reeds Solicitors LLP

Mental Health Panel Accredited Fee Earner – Gloucester

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a panel accredited fee earner, to join our Mental Health Team in Gloucester. Reeds are a successful and established legal practice, that pride themselves on excellence. We are looking to expand so that we can continue to represent those in most need and provide advice and representation on all aspects of Mental Health Law.

The successful candidate must be a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme and will be expected to manage their own diverse caseload, undertaking all aspect of advocacy before the Tribunal and Hospital Managers.

A full UK driving licence is essential. In return, we offer a competitive salary, commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience and a supportive and enjoyable work environment.

If you wish to apply for this position, or for further details, please email your CV and covering letter to Lillie Debbage: l.debbage@reeds.co.uk

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Job Advert: Bison Solicitors

 

Court of Protection Solicitor

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Court of Protection Solicitor (2+ years exp) to join our Court of Protection and Human Rights Department based in Aldershot.

The successful candidate will focus on the firm’s busy Court of Protection caseload and will be able to take on existing Court of Protection matters, including proceedings under s.16 and s.21A MCA 2005, deputyship work, Lasting Powers of Attorneys and DoLS. The successful candidate will also be expected to regularly work with the Official Solicitor and help build up and develop the support team.

This could be a great opportunity for an ambitious lawyer to take on or grow into a leadership role for a firm that has an excellent reputation and an established market presence. Applications are invited from experienced Court of Protection Solicitors who are looking for an opportunity to progress your career in a highly regarded firm. Particularly, solicitors with experience in Child Proceedings are encouraged and strong Private Client solicitors who have handled Court of Protection files as part of a broader case-load will also be considered. You will have the ability to build and develop strong relationships with a wide range of people and have excellent client servicing and business development skills.

Qualifications:

Solicitor with relevant qualifications and permission to practice in England and Wales, and previous experience of working in a Court of Protection role.

Person Specification:

  • Committed to a career in Court of Protection work
  • Able to work to tight deadlines and in a high paced environment
  • Good client focus
  • Flexible and proactive approach with ‘can do’ attitude
  • Organised and able to prioritise
  • Good Microsoft skills particularly word and excel
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with legal aid and CCMS is preferable

On offer is an excellent salary and benefits package, a supportive team environment and real opportunity to develop your career to the next level. The Company will consider applicants wishing to work part time, full time or with flexible working hours. 2 positions available immediately, Manchester and Surrey Branch.

CV and covering letter should be submitted by email to Donald.tiong@bisonsolicitors.co.uk

Job Advert: Abbotstone Law

SOLICITOR – COURT OF PROTECTION (HEALTH AND WELFARE).

Abbotstone Law is a reputable firm in the areas of Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law. We are Listed in the 2020 London edition of the Legal 500 for our Court of Protection work with several of our solicitors members of the Law Society’s Mental Capacity (Welfare) Accreditation Scheme.

Abbotstone Law has an established Court of Protection Health and Welfare department and we are recruiting for a Court of Protection solicitor for our busy South East London office.

You will be part of a progressive and friendly team that undertakes complex and strategic court applications under s.16 and s.21A of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 representing both P and family members. We receive instructions from PPR’s, the Official Solicitor and individuals on all aspects of Health and Welfare matters.

The successful candidate will have a genuine interest in this area of law and will be able to manage their own caseload with the support of a great team. You will ideally meet LAA supervisory requirements in the category of community care or mental health law.

Responsibilities will include:

– Managing a challenging case-load with full conduct of clients’ matters from inception to completion.
– Achieving own chargeable and billing targets.
– Attaining Continuing Professional Development requirements to ensure that you are up to date with changes in relevant law and practice.
– Contributing to the firms marketing events and development of the department.

PARALEGAL TO SUPPORT COURT OF PROTECTION AND MENTAL HEALTH TEAMS.

We are recruiting paralegals to support our Court of Protection and Mental Health teams. Extensive training by experienced solicitors in both fields will be provided and therefore experience whilst advantageous is not essential. The successful candidate will be LPC qualified and will have a genuine interest in undertaking publicly funded work with a view to securing a training contract.

Responsibilities will include:

Undertaking certain elements of fee-earning work under supervision as appropriate to include:
– File creation and file closure.
– Dealing with client enquiries and maintaining good client care.
– Taking client instructions.
– Drafting documentation/preparation of attendance notes, correspondence, witness statements.
– Instructing experts/counsel.
– Reviewing experts report.
– Dealing with the tribunal offices, court of protection, LAA to ensure compliance with deadlines.
– Ensuring all files are kept in good order.
– Time recording.

FOR BOTH POSITIONS:

Closing date: 7 February 2020 with interviews week commencing 20 February 2020.

Competitive salary package, dependent upon experience.

Flexible working available.

Please apply by way of CV and covering letter to applications@abbotstonelaw.com.

 

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Job Advert: Rudlings Wakelam Solicitors

Rudlings Wakelam Solicitors are looking for an accredited Mental Health panel member to join their busy mental health department. The firm is based in Norfolk and Suffolk and represent clients based throughout East Anglia and the northern home counties. The firm has a well-established reputation in this area of work and is looking to expand the department.

A good salary is on offer and the firm are also open to considering a consultancy arrangement with the right candidate. The candidate must be familiar with managing a full caseload of varied mental health cases, while working both independently and as part of a team.

Please e-mail Scott Coupland (scott.coupland@rudlings-wakelam.co.uk) for further information and to arrange an informal initial conversation.

 

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