Job Advert: Ramsdens Solicitors

Ramsdens Solicitors are an award winning, Legal 500 recommended full service law firm. With offices across Yorkshire we offer the full spectrum of legal services for individuals and businesses throughout the region and beyond. We are incredibly proud to be awarded Yorkshire Legal Awards, Law Firm of the Year: Medium for the fourth time and believe our people are our greatest asset.

We are currently looking to recruit a 2+ years PQE (those with less experience may be considered) to join our expanding Mental Health Law team at our central Leeds office. You will have responsibility for a mixed caseload consisting of Mental Health and Court of Protection Health & Welfare matters.

You must be a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme. Candidates meeting the LAA supervisor status requirements preferred. This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to further their career and step into a supervisory role.

Must have a full UK driving license and use of own vehicle.

Salary will be competitive and dependent on experience. The firm offers a benefits package, as well as realistic opportunities for development and progression.

Please send your CV and covering letter to kirsty.triplett@ramsdens.co.uk

 

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Job Advert: CJCH Solicitors

Solicitor – Mental Health Law

CJCH Solicitors is a multi-award winning legal practice serving clients across Wales and South West England. We are excited to be offering a new opportunity to expand our Mental Health Law team.

The successful candidate must be a current member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme.

  • Preferably 2+ years PQE (but open to all experience levels)
  • Will be required to undertake advocacy at Mental Health Tribunals / Hospital Manager’s across Wales and the South West of England
  • Expected to manage their own caseload
  • An existing client base would be advantageous
  • A full UK driving license and use of own vehicle
  • Salary negotiable on experience

Open to non-solicitor candidates who are accredited, Mental Health Act panel members.

Base office is flexible across any of our practice offices in South Wales.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract, Permanent

Salary: £33,000 to £42,000 /year (dependant on experience)

Potential candidates may apply by submitting their CV and cover letter to recruitment@cjch.co.uk

 

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Job Advert: Albin & Co

We are seeking a mental health accredited panel member to join our expanding department. Supervisor status would be an advantage.

We are a friendly firm that prides itself on our client care and good reputation. We are able to offer a varied case-load including non-restricted work and restricted work from low to high security.

The right candidate will have experience in running files independently to a good standard and in accordance with LAA requirements.

Part time and flexible work considered. Admin support offered.

A full driving license is essential.

Please send CV and covering letter to clarebrown@albinandco.co.uk in the first instance.

Application deadline: 12/12/2019

 

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Job Adverts: Atkins & Palmer

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Mental Health Solicitor or Experienced Caseworker

We are looking for a mental health solicitor or an experienced caseworker to join our growing team. Candidates must hold the Law Society accreditation in mental health and be able to represent clients before the First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health).

The candidate must be able to manage their time effectively and hold a varied caseload of mental health cases, including forensic cases. It is advantageous if the candidate meets the supervisor status requirements under the legal aid contract, but not essential. The role is based in our office in Barnet. Salary and benefits dependent on experience. A bonus scheme may be considered.

Please send your CV and a covering letter to enquiry@atkinsandpalmer.co.uk.

Court of Protection Solicitor (NQ+)

We are looking for a solicitor who specialises in Court of Protection welfare work. Experience in Court of Protection property and affairs work and hybrid welfare and finance cases is advantageous.

We accept applications from solicitors at newly qualified level and above. This role is supervised by our director, Amy Butler, who has been recognised for her Court of Protection work in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners for a number of years, including mostly recently in the 2020 editions. The team is also supported in welfare cases by Bogdan Cretu, trainee solicitor, who is also a qualified medical doctor.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of an expanding team, with opportunities for skills development and career progression. The role is based in our office in Barnet. Salary and benefits dependent on experience. A bonus scheme may be considered.

Please send your CV and a covering letter to enquiry@atkinsandpalmer.co.uk.

 

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Job Advert: David Gray Solicitors LLP

MENTAL HEALTH SOLICITOR/PARALEGAL
DAVID GRAY SOLICITORS LLP, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

David Gray Solicitors has the largest team of Mental Health solicitors in the North East. Our well respected and experienced team are looking for a solicitor or paralegal with experience to join them. Mental Health Panel membership and experience in Mental Capacity law are desirable but not essential.

A full driving licence is essential.

Part-time or Full-time applicants welcome.

Salary competitive and commensurate with experience.

We offer a friendly and supportive working environment with a wide range of benefits.

Visit www.davidgray.co.uk/recruitment for further information including the full range of benefits on offer.

Please email: recruitment@davidgray.co.uk with your CV and covering letter.

 

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Job Advert: Roebucks Solicitors T/A AWH Solicitors

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

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.

Package

  • 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

If you are interested in the position please email your CV to Human Resources: recruitment@awhsolicitors.co.uk

Closing date for applications is December 18th 2019.

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities.

 
 

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Job Advert: Otten Penna Solicitors

The Mental Health team at Otten Penna, South Manchester, is highly respected for its quality representation in the North West.

We are actively seeking to recruit an Accredited Mental Health Fee Earner and also a Mental Health Paralegal/Case worker.

Candidates need to be forward thinking individuals who wish to develop their experience in this area of law to provide specialist advice, assistance and representation in relation to all aspects of Mental Health Law.

You will be joining an experienced, forward thinking and friendly team with a supportive working environment with excellent career opportunities.

Accredited Mental Health Panel Member – Full/Part time

  • To represent clients detained in hospital and in the community.
  • The role will involve all aspects of mental health tribunals, hospital manager’s hearings and CPA meetings, ensuring that files are run in accordance with the LAA requirements.
  • Membership of the Mental Health panel.
  • Possess a full driving licence.

Salary negotiable depending on experience.

Inclusion to the firms Health and Wellbeing Scheme and Pension.

Please email your CV with a covering letter to caz.shaw@ottenpenna.co.uk

Mental Health Paralegal /Caseworker – Full/Part time

  • Assisting with casework.
  • Dealing with correspondence.
  • Attending to clients, taking instructions, reviewing medical records, preparing applications to progress matters to hearing and attending hospital managers hearings.
  • Maintaining accurate time recording.
  • Ensuring compliance with file management.
  • Possess a full driving licence.

Full training will be given.

Salary is dependent on level of experience and qualifications.

Inclusion to the firms Health and Wellbeing Scheme and Pension.

Please email your CV with a covering letter to caz.shaw@ottenpenna.co.uk

NO AGENCY APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

 

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Job Advert: Star Legal

Star Legal (Walsall) are seeking a mental health solicitor/caseworker to undertake tribunal and related legal work on behalf of detained patients in large, busy & expanding West Midlands mental health department with strong team ethos.

Panel membership essential and experience of, or an interest in, CoP work would be an advantage. Full driving licence and own car are needed for this role.

Salary commensurate with experience.

CV to Philip.bellshaw@star-legal.co.uk or phone Philip Bellshaw on 0777 566 1451 for an initial discussion. All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence.

 

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Job Advert: Albin & Co

Trainee Solicitor Required

We are seeking a member of the Mental Health Accreditation Scheme for our expanding mental health department in Reading.

The successful candidate will be committed to mental health law and excellent client care.

We are able to offer a varied case-load including non-restricted work and restricted work from low to high security. We offer a friendly and flexible working environment. The training contract would commence after successful completion of a one month probationary period.

A full driving license is essential.

Please apply with CV and covering letter to clarebrown@albinandco.co.uk

 

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Job Advert: Burke Niazi


Burke Niazi Solicitors are recruiting for 2 positions in our Court of Protection department:-

1.    Solicitor/paralegal with 3 years plus experience

Burke Niazi Solicitors is recruiting a Court of Protection (welfare) solicitor/paralegal with 3 years plus experience for the North London (N7) office (though the South London (SE6) office would be considered).

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

Burke Niazi has a busy and expanding Court of Protection department and is a leading firm in the Legal 500 for welfare matters.

Please apply by way of CV and covering letter to harrietkaiser@burkeniazi.com – salary dependent on experience.

2.    Solicitor/newly qualified solicitor/paralegal with 12 months plus experience

Burke Niazi Solicitors is recruiting a solicitor/newly qualified solicitor/paralegal with a minimum of 12 months plus experience in Court of Protection matters for the North London (N7) office.

Please apply by way of CV and covering letter to harrietkaiser@burkeniazi.com  – salary dependent on experience.

 

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