Job Advert: Grahame Stowe Bateson

Graham 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 this area. The successful applicant can work remotely from an office base in Bury. The successful applicant will be panel accredited and preferably be qualified to fulfil a supervisory role too. Experience of MCA and COP work would be beneficial. 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: Irwin Mitchell

Paralegal (Public Law & Human Rights, London)
We are currently recruiting for a Paralegal within our Public Law & Human Rights Department within our London office.

The Company
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.

The Department
IM’s Public Law & 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 high profile, cutting-edge cases with some cases progressing up to the appellate courts including the Supreme Court and the European courts. Our current specialisms cover disputes in education, health and welfare, civil liberties, planning/environmental and general public law/judicial review fields and we have forged a reputation for work on test cases. Our work regularly receives considerable media attention and we have a national reach.

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

Irwin Mitchell is passionate about the law and about providing clients with the very best legal advice, and support. 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, best-known and respected law firms. The firm and its lawyers are consistently recommended as leaders in the legal directories.

We have public law teams in Cambridge, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield.

The Role
We are looking for a Paralegal to assist on health, social care, welfare law (including mental capacity / court of protection), education and/or civil liberties and actions against the police cases within the London office.

Paralegal experience would be an advantage especially within Public Law, however this is not essential.

The attributes we are looking for:
Successful candidates will have excellent client care skills and a sensitive and sympathetic understanding of clients’ needs. As a firm we are committed to protecting clients’ rights and the post holder should have good communication skills in order to be able to work effectively with all types of people.

Candidates will also be expected to have excellent analytical and organisational skills, be committed to teamwork, take a thorough approach to documenting their work, and have the ability to use their own initiative. This position would suit motivated individuals with intelligence, ambition, lateral thinking skills and sound judgment.

As a paralegal you will work with solicitors/FILEX on their case load.

If you thrive on being busy and can adapt well to new challenges, then we’ll give you all the training and support you’ll need to help you succeed in these highly rewarding roles. You must be IT literate and attentive to detail, with proven expertise in client care.

The Benefits
In addition to your 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.

Additional Information
Feel free to contact Ian Miles – Lead Resourcing Consultant if you have any further questions relating to the role.

The reference code for this role is Z120617/PARA

Please note we are not accepting agency CVs for this role.

Follow us on Twitter @WorkatIM

Irwin Mitchell is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

 

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Job Advert: Conroys Solicitors LLP

Mental Health Tribunal Case Worker – Truro, Cornwall

Conroys Solicitors LLP have a vacancy for a Case Worker, ideally a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme who is able to represent clients in the Mental Health Tribunal immediately. We will also consider applicants who are not yet accredited but have a commitment to this area of work.

The position is permanent and full- time (but applications for part-time will be considered).

Conroys Solicitors LLP are a specialist Mental Health and Mental Capacity practice based in Cornwall.

Salary will be dependent on experience.

To apply please send your C.V. and a covering letter/email to econroy@conroys-solicitors.uk

 

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Job Advert: various roles, London-based firm

We are a well established and reputable London based firm with a thriving mental health department. We pride ourselves in providing a quality service which has seen a continuous increase in demand for our services over the years.
 
We are committed to training and developing our staff and offering a progressive career package. We also offer flexible working arrangements. The key to our success is the investment we make in our staff.
 
We have the following roles open for recruitment:
 
Mental Health Panel Accredited caseworkers with a starting salary of £24,000 pa
 
Mental Health Panel Accredited Solicitors with a starting salary between £30,000 to £45,000 dependant on experience and qualifications.
 
Mental Health Panel Accredited Fee Earners to join us on a consultancy basis, with a very generous profit sharing package.
 
Mental Capacity Fee Earner to join us on a consultant basis, with a very generous profit sharing package.  
 
It would be advantageous for Applicants with their own following, although not necessary.
 
All interested applicants should email their CV and covering letter to : recruitmentlaw@mail.com
 
 

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Job Advert: Ben Hoare Bell

MENTAL HEALTH SOLICITOR

Award winning North East Firm seeks Solicitor to practice predominantly in Mental Health work.

We are looking for a full time Mental Health Solicitor to join the team in our Newcastle upon Tyne office.

The successful candidate must be a member of the Law Society Mental Health accreditation scheme.

The successful applicant may also be required to practice in Court of Protection work. However experience in this area is not essential.

Salary commensurate with experience.

For full job description visit: www.benhoarebell.co.uk/vacancies

To apply please send a CV and cover letter to Rachel Floyd – applicants@benhoarebell.co.uk or 47 John Street, Sunderland, SR1 1QU.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 31st July 2017.

 

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Job Advert: Steel & Shamash

Position: Court of Protection Solicitor
Hours: Full time and Permanent

Steel & Shamash Solicitors are looking to recruit a Court of Protection Solicitor with significant experience of Health & Welfare matters.

You will have an excellent understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and will be experienced in handling a complex caseload of Court of Protection Health & Welfare matters.

You will have a strong reputation within this legal sector. You will have an excellent understanding of developments in the law in relation to issues concerning Deprivation of Liberty and Mental Capacity whilst also having a working knowledge of Community Care Law and the principles of Public Law as they apply to work in the Court of Protection.

Prime Responsibilities:
• Manage own caseload of files to include:-
– Section 16 MCA cases concerning Residence, Care, Contact, Sexual Relations and Medical Treatment issues;
– Section 21A MCA appeals challenging Deprivations of Liberty.
• Work with clients who have a learning disability as well as clients with mental health issues.
• Take an active role in business development for the department and particularly for Court of Protection Health & Welfare work.

Essential Requirements:
• Specialise in Court of Protection Health & Welfare work (experience more important than PQE)
• Excellent organisational and & communication skills
• Ability to build good working relationships with members of the team and clients
• Ability to build relationships with other professionals and third parties
• Ability to work under pressure
• Professionalism

The successful candidate must be hard working, flexible and willing to build good working relationships as part of a team and have excellent people and IT skills.

Please email your CV with a covering letter to: catherine.bekoe-tabiri@steelandshamash.co.uk

 

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Job Advert: Abbotstone Law


Abbotstone Law, based in Dulwich, south London is now recruiting for the following vacancies:

. Mental Capacity consultant solicitors nationally who possess a sound understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and who are experienced in handling a complex case load of Court of Protection health and welfare matters.

. Mental Health consultant solicitors in the South East of England, South West of England and Midlands and the East of England. All applicants must be members of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme.

We are very proud of our dedicated and highly competent team who operate under a consultancy model in a collegiate environment.

Our consultants are provided with administrative support, supervision and training to further their career development.

We are looking for consultants to join us immediately. If you have a following it helps, but this is not essential.

Consultancy work offers flexibility in the work place with the opportunity for excellent remuneration.

To apply, please send your application with brief CV for the attention of Kate Luscombe at the following e-mail address: Katel@abbotstonelaw.com

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Job Advert: John Fowlers Solicitors

Experienced Mental Health Panel Member required to join our busy and thriving Mental Health department.

Salary negotiable dependent on experience.

Please send CV and covering letter to:

Karen Morovic
HR Partner
John Fowlers Solicitors
Town Hall Chambers
St Runwald Street
Colchester CO1 1DS

or e-mail Karen@johnfowlers.co.uk

 

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Job Advert: Watson Woodhouse Solicitors

A Leading North-East law firm are seeking a Solicitor/ Legal Executive or Paralegal to join their growing Mental Health department. Ideally a Panel Member who is client focused and technically competent with a track record of delivering excellent client service.

The successful lawyer will be working on a diverse and complex caseload in Mental Health. The lawyer will be preparing and taking client instructions, dealing with correspondence, compliance with file management, representing client’s at hearings among other duties while working with other experienced lawyers.

This is a great role for somebody wanting to further their career by joining a well-respected firm committed to developing their people.

Please send CV to akemp@watsonwoodhouse.co.uk

 

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Job Advert: Otten Penna Solicitors

OTTEN PENNA SOLICITORS – South Manchester

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

We are actively seeking to recruit a Mental Health fee earner who is a forward thinking individual who wishes to develop their experience in this area of law to provide specialist advice, assistance and representation in relation to all aspects of Mental Health.

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

Ideally you will have experience in a broad range of public funded Mental Health Law, including Court of Protection work.

Membership of the Mental Health panel preferred but not essential.

Ideally we are seeking a full-time fee earner but part time will also be considered.

Salary negotiable depending on experience.

Inclusion to firm’s Health and Wellbeing Scheme and Pension.

Please email your CV with a covering letter to vicky.wright@ottenpenna.co.uk.

NO AGENCY APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED

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