Job Advert: CMHT Solicitors

 

 

 

PARALEGAL VACANCY

PARALEGAL with confident outgoing personality required to join our busy Mental Health law department in Walsall. Applicant will have legal qualifications. Legal experience with working knowledge of legal aid procedures an advantage, but not essential as training will be given to successful applicant. Duties will include interviewing clients, perusing and drafting documents, advising and completing documentation, reporting and progressing matters through various stages in preparation for hearing. Travelling to see clients at various hospitals and locations in the Midlands area. Must have use of own car and possess a full clean driving licence.

Apply by email with covering letter and CV to:
barbara.evans@cmht.co.uk

or by post to:
CMHT Solicitors LLP, 55/56 Bradford Street, Walsall WS1 3QD

 

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Job Advert: CALE Solicitors

CALE Solicitors is a small well established legal practice in South London.  We have been awarded a LAA contract in the recent tender process.  We are, therefore, seeking to recruit a Mental Health Supervisor/fee earner to join our small practice on 01 September 2018.  The successful candidate must be a current member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme and will be required to undertake advocacy and all types of work in Mental Health Tribunals and Court of Protection.  In addition, the candidate will be expected to build up the mental health department and offer regular training and supervision to a small team.

In return, we offer competitive salary commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience.

Person Specification

Ø    Law Society’s Panel Membership
Ø    The necessary qualifications and experience to meet LAA requirements for Mental Health Supervisor on commencement of the 2018 contract in September
Ø    Experience in advocacy work and caseload in mental health /court of protection cases
Ø    Knowledge and experience of managing CCMS cases
Ø    Demonstrable commitment to teamwork and leadership potential
Ø    Confidence and ambition to drive a small but talented team
Ø    Commercial awareness
Ø    Track record of developing

The successful candidate will be based at our South London office and consideration will be given for possibility of working remotely.

If you are interested in the position, please email your CV to Celine Pette at info@calesolicitors.com by no later than 4pm on Friday 08 June 2018
 
 
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Job Advert: Mander Cruickshank

Mental Health Department Vacancy

Mander Cruickshank Solicitors are a traditional and well established High Street firm, who have developed a niche mental health department over the past few years. Due to an increasing workload this department is now expanding.

We are seeking accredited fee earners/solicitors to work from our Hinckley based mental health department on a Consultancy basis. We are well known in hospitals across the Midlands, so those wishing to work remotely, or from home, on either a full or part-time basis are welcome to apply.

Successful applicants will be required to travel to hospitals around the Midlands.

Experience of the MCA and Court of Protection, Legal Aid billing processes and cloud-based case management software is preferred, but not essential.

If you are interested in coming to work with us please call Max Duddles on 0333 2029321, or email him at m.duddles@mandersol.co.uk

 

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Job Advert: Cartwright King

Ref: 2018.11

Position: Mental Health Lawyer

Location: Birmingham

Hours: Full time and Permanent

Closing Date: 25th May 2018

Interview Date: W/C 4th June 2018

Cartwright King is a successful national law firm with offices across the country. We are a people focused business where our staff and clients are our priority. We have consistently expanded and built teams of the best barristers, solicitors, paralegals, legal clerks and support staff. Recruiting the right people to enhance our already formidable teams is vital to our business.

We pride ourselves on being a progressive, forwarding thinking law firm offering quality legal advice and services in a number of private and legally aided disciplines:

Practice Areas:
Family & Divorce Law, Child Care Law, Family Mediation, Wills and Probate, Court of Protection, Community Care, Education, Mental Health, Employment, Police Law, Professional Discipline, Immigration, Criminal Defence, Business Defence, Motoring Law and Road Transport Law.

What can we offer you:-
• Opportunity for career progression and support through training;
• A friendly and positive culture based on team work with no micro-managing;
• A commitment to flexible working and good work life balance;
• A well run and secure business where you can work with confidence.

In return we are looking for committed, ambitious people who would fit into a go-ahead and positive environment.

As a firm are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. This means that all applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

The role we are currently advertising for is a Mental Health Lawyer. This is a great opportunity for someone to join this department to develop your current knowledge and work with a variety of different people.

Please see the prime responsibilities and requirements below:-

Prime Responsibilities:
• Based at our Birmingham office you will have responsibility for and will develop and deal with a caseload of mental health cases under our contract/s with the Legal Aid Agency with minimal administration assistance
• You will assist the team in continuing to develop a mental health law presence for the practice.
• Have proven local or regional connections and be prepared to maintain and develop those

Essential requirements:
• You will be an accredited Member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Tribunal Panel
• Experience of representing patients detained under both civil and criminal sections of the Mental Health Act
• Experience of running your own caseload and acting with autonomy, and perhaps in the supervision and support of less senior team members
• A thorough understanding of the content and application of the Legal Aid contract for Mental Health work
• Excellent organisational skills and an ability to manage your own diary
• Excellent IT skills and an ability to use a case management system effectively
• An ability to bill your own work /or to be taught to do so
• Excellent communication skills
• An ability to build good working relationships with members of the team and with clients
• Able to build relationships with other professionals and third parties
• Capable of working under pressure to deadlines and to meet time and financial targets
• Confidence to develop own case load via networking, marketing and business development
• Act with professionalism and integrity at all times
• Ability to assimilate and promote the CK core values in your work
• Willingness to contribute to team training sessions to deliver internal training

To apply please email a full CV and covering letter to:

personnel@cartwrightking.co.uk  quoting the Job Reference: 2018.11

 

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Job Advert: Grahame Stowe Bateson

Grahame Stowe Bateson solicitors seek an accredited mental health fee earner/solicitor to join our experienced and respected Mental Health Team. We are a Leeds and Harrogate firm but also provide representation in the north-west in and around Manchester. A vacancy has arisen in our Leeds office. The successful applicant will be panel accredited and experience of MCA and COP would be beneficial, but not essential. Applicants will be considered from those seeking a part time role. The successful applicant will be familiar with LAA contractual requirements. A full driving licence is required.

Salary is dependent on experience.

Please email your cv with a covering letter to:

mhurwood@gsbsolicitors.com

NO AGENCY APPLICATIONS

 

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Job Advert: John Black Solicitors

John Black Solicitors are a Law Firm that is built on reputation and hard work as well as providing an excellent service and representation for all of our clients. We have 3 offices in Central Manchester, Trafford and Chester and 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 for their own development and to enable them to deliver a high quality service and progress within our practice.

We are looking for a fee earner who has Law Society Panel Membership. Is an experienced Tribunal Advocate and some knowledge of working under a Legal Aid Agency contract. A full driving licence is essential. The candidate we are looking for must be able to work as part of our team as well as being able to manage a caseload and work alone. They need to be able to work under pressure, often having to think on their feet and yet deal with matters appropriately, skilfully and professionally. They need good written and communication skills as well as having excellent time management and be competent in IT.

The person can be based at any of our 3 offices and can work remotely. All IT equipment will be provided and training will be given.

If you are interested in the position please email your CV to Joanne Black, Head of Mental Health Department: joanne@jbs-law.co.uk

 

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Job Advert: Donovan Newton Solicitors

We are a Midlands-based practice consisting of one Director, one Consultant, two Assistant Solicitors and one paralegal. We specialise in Mental Health, Mental Capacity and all related work. The majority of our work is publicly funded. We have been awarded a LAA contract in the recent Tender Process.

We are looking to recruit an assistant solicitor to work in our Midlands and East contract area. We are seeking a solicitor who is a current member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme to undertake advocacy and all types of work in Mental Health Tribunals and Court of Protection. The successful applicant will also be a full driving licence holder, and have access to a vehicle. There will be opportunities for flexible working, and the majority of the work will be carried out remotely. Salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience, and the vacancy offers good prospects for advancement in what is currently a very busy and thriving practice.

Please provide your CV to Simon Newton at:

admin@donovannewton.co.uk

 

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Job Advert: Roebucks Solicitors

Roebucks Solicitors is a well-established firm with 5 offices based across Lancashire. 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, digital dictation and voice recognition is desirable but full training will be given.

If you are interested in the position please email your CV to Gina Steele, Head of Mental Health Department: gina.steele@roebuckslaw.co.uk

Closing date for applications is Friday 6th April 2018.

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities.

APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY AGENCIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

 

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Job Advert: Bishop & Light

Court of Protection Solicitor

Due to growth we are looking to recruit an experienced solicitor to work across our successful Mental Capacity and Mental Health Act Departments.

Requirements:
Ideally 3 years’ PQE and supervisor status. Exceptional applicants with less experience will be considered.
Good working knowledge of Mental Capacity law.
Experience of working within Legal Aid contracts.

Salary negotiable according to experience. We are also happy to consider a percentage deal.

Please apply with covering letter and CV to:

law@bishopandlight.co.uk

 

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Job Advert: Odonnells Solicitors, Preston

MENTAL HEALTH PANEL MEMBER

An opportunity has arisen for a MH Panel member to join our tribunal team.

The successful candidate will understand the importance of providing a supportive and understanding experience for our clients, of being part of a team, will be an accredited member of the Law Society Mental Health panel and have:-

a) a full driving licence and access to a vehicle, and

b) experience of dealing with matters under Legal Aid, and

c) advocacy skills and experience.

Our office is in Preston, but we cover appointments and representation at tribunals throughout the North of England. There is an opportunity for some remote working, to enhance your work/life balance. We want you to enjoy working with us, and for this to be a long-term arrangement. There is also an opportunity to have training from our Court of Protection team to broaden your skills.

Salary dependant on qualifications and experience of the candidate.

Interviews will be at our office in Preston.

Applications should be submitted by 5.00pm on Friday 23rd February 2018, by email with c.v. attached.

Please address your email to our Managing Partner, Jane Gale, using the following email address:-

jane.gale@odonnells-solicitors.co.uk

 

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