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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Job Advert: Irwin Mitchell

Solicitor (Public Law & Human Rights/ Court of Protection welfare – Leeds)

We are currently looking for a Solicitor with at least 5 years PQE to work within our national Public Law & Human Rights department based in our Leeds office.

IM is a respected national law firm. IM’s Public Law and Human Rights Department is a leader in its fields and offers really exciting opportunities to work in a successful team. There will be opportunities to develop and work on varied, interesting and cutting-edge cases with some high profile cases reported in the media and progressing up to the appellate courts including the Supreme Court. We are committed to using the law as a vehicle to achieve social justice for our clients. We are ranked in the legal directories for Court of Protection as Tier 1.

Our current specialisms cover advisory work and litigation disputes in the areas of judicial review, community care and health welfare cases in the Court of Protection. There may also be the opportunity to undertake some civil liberties cases as well. We have forged a national reputation for work on test cases and our work regularly receives considerable media attention and produces reported legal judgements. We have a national reach and operate within a supportive department that has proven experience and expertise in this area of law.

We hold Legal Aid Agency contracts in public law and community care law and are also instructed by privately funded individuals, businesses, professional associations and institutions including national and local charities and other voluntary organisations.

We have Public Law and Human Rights teams in Cambridge, Birmingham, Bristol, London, and Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds, Southampton and Sheffield and an enviable reputation as leaders in the field.

This is an exciting and rare opportunity, which includes the following:

• Varied responsibilities, including taking instructions from and advising clients, undertaking legal research, preparing pleadings, witness statements, applications and bundles, liaising with experts, attending conferences with Counsel, clients and experts, obtaining evidence to support clients’ cases, and prosecuting cases through to settlement meeting or trial, if necessary.

• Achieving own time-recording and fee income targets. Attaining required Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours to comply with Law Society Regulations, where appropriate.

• Managing a challenging case-load with full conduct of clients’ matters from inception to completion.

• Working with junior colleagues and assisting more senior lawyers on all aspects of high value and complex cross-jurisdictional cases. The caseload includes opportunities to advise and conduct litigation on health and social care law, mental capacity law, human rights law and general public law.

• Working alongside colleagues in our personal injury, medical negligence, financial deputyship and private client teams.

• Keeping up to date with changes in relevant law and practice and attending training events to ensure application of up to date legal knowledge and best practice.

• Contributing to relevant practice development initiatives and events to promote and develop the firm’s practice.

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed applicants, who can demonstrate that they will thrive on working in a busy environment and confident to manage a complex caseload.

Candidates will need to have excellent client care and communication skills, as the role will involve assisting with client communication and liaising with other professionals. The successful candidate will need to show that they can cope well under pressure and maintain excellent time management skills, work as part of a team with the ability to multi-task and keep to tight deadlines.

In addition to a competitive basic salary we have an exciting benefits package including a contributory pension scheme, critical illness cover, health cash plan, death in service, discounted legal services, 25 days hols (this increases with length of service), discounted online shopping, season ticket loans, childcare vouchers.

Irwin Mitchell is passionate about the law and in providing our clients with the very best legal advice and guidance.
We believe in putting our clients first. Our client care is second to none and this, underpinned by our promise to exceed client expectations, has helped the firm to grow to become one of the UK’s most successful and respected law firms.
Today we employ over 2800 people in 15 UK offices.
Irwin Mitchell is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Too apply, please visit our website:

careers.irwinmitchell.com/jobs/vacancy/solicitor-0724

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Job Advert: Bindmans

Mental Health/Public Law Solicitor – Public Law Team

Bindmans is a successful London law firm, with a national client base and reputation for excellence, being at the cutting edge of legal developments and a commitment to social justice

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic solicitor (6+ years PQE) with experience of a wide range of public law work including Mental Health law (including work before the Mental Health Tribunal) and Mental Incapacity law. The applicant should have Mental Health supervisor status, as well as accreditation under the Law Society’s Mental Health scheme. The successful applicant should have a flair for litigation and an ability to lead, manage and support junior solicitors and trainees.

How to Apply:
For further details on how to apply please visit the Careers section of our website www.bindmans.com

Closing date: Friday 26 July 2019

 

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Job Advert: Butler & Co

Lawyers sought for specialist mental health/mental capacity law practice in the South West.

Butler and 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, with the majority of our work in the South West region.

We are now looking to recruit:

• A solicitor/caseworker for our mental health team with Law Society Mental Health Panel Accreditation

• A solicitor/caseworker for our Court of Protection team

• A solicitor to open and develop a new private client department.

Applications in respect of each position are invited accordingly.

A job description for each position can be supplied upon request. Salary will be competitive and will be determined by experience. Closing date for applications is 12 July 2019.

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

 

 

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Job Advert: David Fish & Co, Wolverhampton

Fish & Co Solicitors Wolverhampton are a small niche Practice established in 1997 specialising in Mental Health Law, Mental Incapacity Law and Family Law.

We are looking to recruit a Solicitor, preferably – but not essentially – an accredited member of the Law Society MHT and/or Children or Family panel, with a genuine interest and wish to develop their career further in these areas of law. (A part-time position of at least 3 days per week may be considered).

We are also looking to recruit a Paralegal with a genuine interest in Mental Health and Family Law with a view to a Training Contract.

A driving licence is required as it will involve attendance at psychiatric hospitals in the West Midlands and surrounding areas.

Please apply with CV and covering letter, setting out current salary and main terms (no applications from agencies will be considered) to Fish & Co Solicitors email: fishcosolicitors@gmail.com

Further details of the firm are available at https://www.fishandcosolicitors.com/

Closing date: 14th June 2019

Interviews: July 2019

 

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Job Advert: Noble Solicitors

Noble Solicitors – Luton

Panel Member required for our established Mental Health Department with contracts in the Midlands/East and London/South East.

Full UK driving licence and own transport essential.

Attractive package for the right candidate.

Please contact us on office.manager@noblesolicitors.co.uk

 

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Job Advert: Reeds Solicitors

An excellent opportunity has arisen for panel accredited fee earners to join our Mental Health Teams in Cardiff, Bristol and 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 aspects of advocacy before the Tribunal / Hospital Managers etc.

Supervisor status would be advantageous, but other applications will be considered.

A full UK driving licence is essential.

In return, we offer a competitive salary, commensurate with the successful candidates experience and a supportive and enjoyable work environment.

CV and covering email should be sent to: s.griffithsjones@reeds.co.uk

 

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