Job Advert: RMNJ Solicitors

RMNJ Solicitors, Wirral

Fee earner in Mental Health Law required to work within established Mental Health practice with Legal Aid contracts in Wales, the North and the Midlands.

Panel membership and full driving licence essential.

Attractive salary for the right person.

Contact Richard Nicholas by email: richard.nicholas@rmnj.co.uk

 
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Job Advert: AJM Solicitors

AJM Solicitors

We are a firm based in West Wales and Bristol specialising in Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law.  Due to continued growth and expansion we have a vacancy for a Paralegal / Caseworker at our office in Wales.

The role will entail:

  • Assisting with casework
  • Dealing with correspondence
  • Attending to clients, taking instructions, reviewing medical records, preparing witness statements, applications to progress matters to hearing and attending hearings with Counsel
  • Maintaining accurate time recording
  • Ensuring compliance with file management

Full training will be given.

Due to our nature of work and location a driving licence is essential.

This is a full-time post but applicants seeking a part-time position will also be considered. Salary is dependent on level of experience and qualifications.

Candidates wishing to apply for the role should send their CV with covering email setting out why they wish to apply for the role to Andrew Markham at ajmarkham68@gmail.com.

For further information or to apply please do not hesitate to contact Andrew Markham on 07812 049296.

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Job Advert: Clifford Johnston & Co Solicitors

Clifford Johnston & Co are an experienced mental health practice based in South Manchester and Stockport, providing advice in this niche area of law for over 35 years. We are currently recruiting for a Law Society Accredited Mental Health Advocate. We will consider full or part time applicants.

The applicant must have a driving licence and own transport. Full support will be provided for newly qualified advocates. We are a busy and friendly practice; and the position involves all aspects of mental health cases, from first instructions to representation at tribunal/hospital managers hearings.

The successful candidate will be based at our Heaton Moor office. Interested applicants should please send their CV by email to n.doherty@cj-law.co.uk 

 

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Job Adverts: Solicitor and Paralegal, Burke Niazi

Burke Niazi Solicitors is recruiting for two positions in our Court of Protection department:

Solicitor

Burke Niazi Solicitors is recruiting a Court of Protection (welfare) solicitor with 3 years plus PQE 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.

Paralegal

Burke Niazi Solicitors is recruiting a Court of Protection (welfare) paralegal for the North London office (N7).

The successful candidate will be given full training and support, and as such experience in Court of Protection work is not required.

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.

 

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Job Advert: Emma Stacey Legal

Based in Falmouth, Cornwall we specialise in representing clients in matters relating to their healthcare, social care, property and finances, housing, and mental health. Our work is predominantly funded by the legal aid agency and we represent clients across the south west. More information about our team can be found here: https://www.emmastaceylegal.com/

Due to continued growth and expansion, we have a vacancy for a Paralegal and a Solicitor specialising in Mental Health and/or Mental Capacity.

Both roles will entail:

• Assisting with casework
• Attending to clients, taking instructions, reviewing medical records, preparing witness statements and applications to progress matters to hearing
• Dealing with correspondence
• Maintaining accurate time recording
• Ensuring compliance with file management and our Quality Manual

Desirable

  1. Mental Capacity and or Mental Health accreditation with the Law Society
  2. Meeting the LAA supervisor requirements for either Mental Health or Community Care
  3. Previous experience (not essential as full training can be offered)

Essential

  1. A commitment to working with vulnerable people
  2. Good organisational and time management skills
  3. An ability to work independently within guidelines given and as part of a team
  4. A ‘can do’ attitude with practical problem-solving approach to tasks
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  6. Good IT skills

Due to the nature of our work and location of specialist courts (hearings are often held in Truro, Exeter, Bristol, Bournemouth) working outside office hours will be required from time-to-time. A driving licence and own transport is desirable. Working partly remotely is an option.

Salary is dependent upon level of experience and qualifications. Both are full-time posts but applicants seeking a part-time position will also be considered.

Interviews will take place at our office in Falmouth. Candidates wishing to apply for either role should send their CV with a covering email setting out why they wish to apply for a role to emmastacey@emmastaceylegal.com.  For further information or to apply please contact Emma Stacey.

 

 

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Job Advert: Kesar & Co

Community Care Lawyer
Bromley, Kent

This is a demanding and challenging role for lawyers with a genuine commitment to law and civil liberties. The candidate must be able to meet the LAA requirements. Minimum three years of community care experience with the proven track record and examples of work in different areas of community care law. Experience of supervising other lawyers is essential. The candidate must show that they have 350 hours per annum of direct casework over the past three years and they are not acting as a supervisor elsewhere.

The candidates should have:

  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Commitment to the rule of law and human rights
  • Determination to apply legal principles irrespective of the clients’ circumstances and background
  • Understanding of the UK immigration and prison systems
  • Understanding of legal aid

The applications must include an up-to-date CV and a covering letter which must address the following points:

  • Reasons for applying for this post.
  • Candidate’s expectations/goals for the next 2, 3 and 5 years
  • Contribution they could make to Kesar & Co Solicitors

Salary: £30,000.

The advertised salary may be substituted by a fee sharing agreement (see our website) if required.

The interested candidates should send their applications by email to contact@kesarco.co.uk

 

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Job Advert: Donovan Newton

Donovan Newton Solicitors

We are a Midlands based firm specialising in Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law. Due to continued growth and expansion we have a vacancy for a Paralegal.

The role will entail:
• Assisting with casework;
• Attending clients, taking instructions, viewing medical records, and preparing cases;
• Dealing with correspondence;
• Maintaining accurate time costing;
• Ensuring compliance with file management.

Previous experience is desirable but not essential as full training will be offered. The successful candidate must have a full driving licence, own transport and a willingness to travel to the various hospitals and courts that we cover. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential and the successful candidate will be self-motivated with an ability to work alone and as part of a team. The majority of the work will be done remotely. Good IT skills will also be required.

Salary is dependent upon level of experience and qualifications. This is a full-time post but applicants seeking a part-time position will also be considered.

Interviews will take place at our office in Derby. For further information or to apply please contact Simon Newton at:

simon.newton@donovannewton.co.uk

 

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Job Advert: odonnells solicitors

Vacancies with odonnells solicitors, Preston for paralegals

to support Court of Protection and Mental Health teams

We are recruiting additional paralegals, to support our mental health and Court of Protection teams, both at introductory, and more advanced levels.

We will consider candidates looking for full-time and part-time positions.

For candidates who already have a law degree, and some experience of working in a solicitor’s office, there is an opportunity to progress quickly to the position of trainee solicitor.  There is also an opportunity for those who do not have such qualifications and experience, but do have a willingness to learn and interest in providing PA type support to other members of the team.  Extensive training will be provided.

What is essential is a genuine interest in supporting the needs and rights of vulnerable individuals, who may have complex mental health needs, and an understanding of the importance of being part of a team.  The successful candidate will need good communication skills, familiarity with use of computer systems, and a calm and level-headed approach under pressure.

Salary dependent upon level of experience and qualifications.

Interviews will be at our office in Preston.  Applications should be by email with CV attached, addressed to our managing partner, Jane Gale, and sent care of the following email address:-

office@odonnells-solicitors.co.uk

Closing date for applications – 19/11/18

 

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Job Advert: Hogans Solicitors

Hogans Solicitors are currently recruiting for an experienced mental health tribunal advocate.

The successful candidate should be an existing member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme and have at least 12 months experience of running their own caseload and carrying out their own advocacy.

He/she must have a full, clean driving licence and own transport. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must and the successful candidate will be self-motivated with an ability to work alone and also as part of a team. He/she must be able to adapt to different ways of working and be flexible in their approach. Good IT skills will also be required.

The role will involve all aspects of mental health tribunals, hospital managers hearings and CPA meetings and ensuring that files are run in accordance with the LAA requirements.

The successful candidate will be based out of our offices in Rainhill, Merseyside and the package will be competitive depending on experience and qualifications.

For further details or to apply for the role, please send a cover letter and CV to info@hogans.co.uk

Deadline for applications 30th November 2018

 

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Job Advert: AGI Criminal Solicitors

VACANCY FOR MENTAL HEALTH PANEL MEMBER

We are currently looking a highly driven Mental Health Panel Member, who has experience in assisting clients that are suffering from mental health problems and are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983.

The Role will entail:

• Assisting with casework in Mental Health Law.
• Attending clients, taking instructions and preparing cases.
• Dealing with correspondence.
• Maintaining accurate time costing.
• Ensuring compliance with file management.
• Advocacy at Mental Health Tribunals, HMH, CPA Meetings.

The successful candidate must be Accredited with the Law Society on the Mental Health Panel.
We will also consider a candidate who is not a solicitor but is on the Law Society’s mental health panel.
We are looking for a friendly team player who is willing to work within a mixed group of lawyers in one office near to the City Centre of Manchester.

If you are interested then please Contact Yasmin Aslam by email at fya@agicriminalsolicitors.co.uk

  

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