Job Advert: GT Stewart

Mental Health Fee Earners – London, Birmingham and Leeds

GT Stewart Solicitors and Advocates is a Legal 500 and Chambers UK recommended firm. We are recruiting experienced Mental Health Fee Earners to join our mental health teams in our London, Birmingham and Leeds offices.

Candidates who are accredited under Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme will be expected to run a caseload of mental health matters, which will include representing clients before the First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health), at Hospital Managers hearings and at CPA/s.117 meetings. They will be expected to work with clients detained in various levels of security as well as those in the community. The role will involve travel outside of the office to visit clients throughout England and Wales.

Candidates without the Law Society Accreditation will support other fee earners with casework and carry out administrative tasks as directed by members of the team. The candidate will ideally have experience in taking instructions from clients, drafting letters, preparing instructions to experts, drafting briefs to counsel and preparing bundles.

They will have strong organisational and time management skills and excellent oral and written communication skills. For eligible candidates, there would be the potential to be considered for a Training Contract after a period of review.

Salary and benefits will be dependant on experience or the potential of the candidate. Please send your CV and covering letter to Mr Gozie Okorocha: g.okorocha@gtstewart.co.uk

City of London Office

Mental Health Accredited Fee Earners:

We invite applications from Solicitors, Legal Executives, Paralegals/Caseworkers. Candidates must hold current membership of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme. The role is based in our City of London office, which is a short walk from Blackfriars or St Pauls underground stations. There is opportunity for remote working.

Birmingham & Leeds Offices

LAA Mental Health Supervisor:

We seek Mental Health Accredited fee earners that meet the Legal Aid Agency Supervisor standard for Mental Health. The roles would be based at our Birmingham and Leeds offices. The successful candidate joining our Birmingham office would assist in the establishing of the mental health department in the Midlands area.

Mental Health Fee Earners:

We invite applications from Solicitors, Legal Executives, Paralegals/Caseworkers. Ideally, candidates will hold current membership of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme, however applications will also be considered from those without the accreditation. Candidates would work from our Birmingham or Leeds offices.

  

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Job Advert: Guile Nicholas

GN Law
Court of Protection Department

SOLICITOR

We are looking for an experienced Court of Protection solicitor to join our expanding and dynamic Court of Protection team. Our team currently consists of four solicitors and two (soon to be three) trainee solicitors.
We primarily represent P in welfare cases, most frequently instructed on P’s behalf by the Official Solicitor, and we also represent family members. Experience of mental capacity matters, best interests and welfare issues in the Court of Protection is essential.

We are looking for someone who has particular experience in representing P, by his/her litigation friend the Official Solicitor, and preferably with experience of supervising other fee earners. They need to be conscientious, driven, organised, and work well in a team.

The ideal candidate will be an ambitious practitioner experienced in COP work. We are looking for someone with the potential to progress to associate status within the firm, a role which involves supervisory responsibility.

Salary up to £42,000, dependent on experience. We also provide health insurance.

Application by CV and covering letter to Maria Nicholas at mn@gnlaw.co.uk. Closing date for applications: 16 November 2018
 
 

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Job Advert: Guile Nicholas

GN Law
Court of Protection Department

PARALEGAL

We are looking for a paralegal to join our expanding and dynamic Court of Protection team consisting of four solicitors (including one director – Maria Nicholas), and three trainee solicitors.

We are Lexcel accredited, and have contracts with the LAA in community care and mental health. We have been rated Category 1 (Excellence) for Mental Health and Court of Protection in our most recent peer review. We primarily represent ‘P’ in welfare cases, most frequently instructed on ‘P’s behalf by the Official Solicitor. We also represent family members.

We are looking for a paralegal to join the team and to assist our solicitors with their Court of Protection work primarily; we also conduct community care cases and there will be opportunities to advise and assist community care clients. We provide detailed training and there is scope for able individuals to attend court with counsel, meet with clients and draft documents in court proceedings.

Those successful in their application will have the opportunity of a training contract, subject to performance. We are looking for strong academic, diligent and conscientious individuals with an interest in the areas of law we specialise in, and motivation to progress within the firm. Experience of Court of Protection and community care work is not required.

Application by CV and covering letter to Maria Nicholas at mn@gnlaw.co.uk. Closing date for applications: 19 October 2018
 
 

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Job Advert: Haris Ali Solicitors

Mental Health Solicitor

Haris Ali Solicitors is an established and dynamic firm seeking an experienced LAA standard Mental Supervisor/ Solicitor to establish our Mental Health Department. You must demonstrate that you have a passion for this area and really want to make a difference and you will be given autonomy and support to build the department. This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic individual to make their mark.

The main responsibilities of the role will include; attending clients, taking instructions and preparing cases and appeals and representing clients at Mental Health review Tribunals and Managers Hearings, assisting with casework in Mental Health Law, Power of Attorney work, Judicial Review, advising on after care in the community, incapacity matters, maintaining accurate time costing procedures, compliance with file management and be able to conduct your own advocacy and experience in supervision is essential.

The right candidate will have be able to work to tight deadlines and in a fast paced environment, flexible and proactive approach with ‘can do’ attitude, business acumen and the ability to market the Company and dedicated to a career in Court of Protection work. They will possess excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as good knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook. The successful candidate must be registered with the Law Society on the Mental Health Panel and you must have the relevant experience to LAA standards and be client focused to deliver the best results.

We offer a competitive salary for the right candidate.

We have offices in Kilburn and Hounslow.

Please contact us on info@harisalisolicitors.co.uk for further information.

 

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Job Advert: Butler & Co

Due to ongoing success and expansion, Butler & Co Solicitors are seeking to recruit enthusiastic and committed members to its team.

Butler & Co is based in Taunton and the wider South West and is recognised for its expertise in mental health and mental capacity law.

The firm has the following current vacancies:

– Mental Health Fee Earner (member of the Law Society’s mental health panel)
– Mental Capacity (Welfare) / Court of Protection Fee Earner
– Community Care Fee Earner
– Public Law Fee Earner/Supervisor

Full job descriptions are available upon request.

Applicants will be expected to have a strong academic background and a demonstrable commitment to publicly funded work. A full driving license is essential.

The successful candidates can look forward to receiving a competitive salary and to working as part of a dynamic team in an established and growing practice with high standards of casework and client care.

CVs with covering emails should be sent to Michael Butler at:
mpb@butler-solicitors.co.uk

Please refer to our website for further details of these vacancies www.butler-solicitors.co.uk

Closing date for applications is 7th September 2018 with a view to interviews being conducted from 12th September onwards. Candidates applying beyond this date may also be considered.

 

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Job Advert: Edwards Duthie

Edwards Duthie has a vacancy for an experienced Mental Health Panel Accredited Fee Earner.

The successful candidate will be expected to represent clients in Mental Health Tribunals and the Court of Protection.

The successful candidate will also have:

– excellent oral and written communication skills
– excellent organisational skills and the ability to meet deadlines efficiently
– a demonstrated ability to attend to detail
– strong IT skills including Microsoft Office and Outlook
– a commitment to high standards of client care
– the capacity to be flexible and adaptable in their approach to work

Salary in line with market rates.

Applications by CV and covering letter to:

Coral Joyce, Bank House, 269-275 Cranbrook Road, Ilford IG1 4TG

or by email to: coral.joyce@edwardsduthie.com

Mental Health Panel membership is essential.

 

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Job Advert: Campbell-Taylor Solicitors

Campbell-Taylor Solicitors London N16

I am looking for a panel member (qualified person preferred) to join the firm on a permanent employed basis (although other arrangements open to consideration).

Additional experience of any of the below would be an advantage:

1. Satellite mental health litigation (e.g. tortious and HRA claims)
2. Public law work
3. Court of Protection work
4. Community care work

The firm can be very accommodating in respect of working arrangements. Target start date mid September 2018.

To apply or for further information (including a job description) please email mail@rhctlegal.co.uk or telephone Rod for confidential chat on 020 7923 9583.

Closing date: Friday 10 August 2018.

 

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Job Advert: Courtland Solicitors

Mental Health Supervisor / Fee Earner 

We are currently seeking to recruit a Mental Health Supervisor/Fee Earner. The successful applicant must be a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme, and will be expected to assist in the establishing of the mental health department at Courtland Solicitors. You will be expected to carry out advocacy and all types of work in Mental Health Tribunals and the Court of Protection.

In addition to being familiar with the Legal Aid Agency contractual requirements, you must also have the following essential requirements:

  • The necessary qualifications and experience to meet the Legal Aid Agency’s requirements for Mental Health Supervisor.
  • Experience of representing patients detained under the Mental Health Act.
  • Experience of running your own caseload and supporting  and supervising support staff.
  • An ability to bill your own work effectively and efficiently.
  • Working under pressure to meet deadlines and financial targets.
  • Possessing the confidence to develop your own case load through marketing, networking, and business development.

We are also looking to recruit a Paralegal to provide support and assist the fee earners in the preparation and conduct of cases. Ideally you will be an organised, hard working team player, with strong administrative qualities together with excellent interpersonal, communication, and IT skills. Duties will include interviewing clients, advising and completing documentation, perusing and drafting documents, and progressing matters through various stages in preparation for hearings.

Hours – 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Monday – Friday. Salary is dependent on experience.

The successful candidate will be based at our East London office. If you are interested please email: yasminkayani@courtlandsolicitors.co.uk with your CV, and covering letter.

 Closing date for applications – 10 August 2018

Full- time or Part-time applicants welcome.

 

 

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