Job Advert: Butler & Co

Paralegals – Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law

Butler & Co Solicitors are a very successful south-west based firm dedicated to providing high-quality legal representation in the fields of mental health and mental capacity law. Due to plans for expansion, we are now seeking ambitious and hardworking individuals to join our successful team as paralegals.

Opportunities are available to join both our mental health and our mental capacity team. 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 candidate can look forward to receiving a competitive salary and to working as part of a dynamic team with high standards of casework and client care.

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

Closing date for applications is 31 May 2022.

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Job Advert: AJM Solicitors

We are a well-respected specialist Mental Health Practice with a contract with the Legal Aid Agency. We are extremely busy as we cover hearings in both England and Wales and we have the following vacancies:

  1. Salaried Panel Accredited Solicitor. Full time or part time. Flexible working arrangements. Any area considered. Salary will reflect experience or potential of the candidate.
  2. Consultant Panel Accredited Solicitor. Full time or part time. Flexible working arrangements. Any area considered.  

Applications by CV and covering letter to:

andrewm@ajmsolicitors.co.uk

Alternatively please ring Andrew on 07812 049296 for an informal chat.

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Job Advert: GT Stewart

Assistant Solicitor

We are a renowned multiservice law firm committed to access for justice. Our lawyers specialise in criminal defence, family law, housing, civil liberties and human rights. We are a Legal 500 and Chambers UK recommended firm who are currently recruiting an Assistant Solicitor to join our Fleet House office. 

This is a full-time position with the successful candidate being part of a dynamic and growing team. You will be responsible for running a case load, to include:

  • Challenging unlawful decisions via Judicial Review
  • Accessing social services support
  • Court of Protection proceedings
  • Complaints against local authorities and the NHS

About you:

  • Have a passion for publically funded work
  • Attention to detail and the confidence to work independently as well as in a team
  • Newly Qualified or more experienced Solicitor
  • Solid experience in social welfare and Court of Protection matters gained within a reputable firm
  • Excellent client care skills
  • IT proficiency
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and remain calm whilst under pressure

You will receive a positive and supportive working environment with a team that prides themselves on promoting from within, exposure to industry specialists and a fantastic opportunity to start or continue your development in an award-winning law firm.

We are looking for individuals who are able to join the team ASAP and those on short or no notice periods may be preferred.

The firm will consider applications from those seeking permanent positions as well as those interested in a 12-month fixed term contract.

Salary and benefits will be negotiable and will reflect experience or potential of the candidate.

Please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@gtstewart.co.uk.

(Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we are unable to respond to all candidates or provide feedback on your application, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days of the application deadline then you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.)

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Job Advert: David Auld & Co

SOLICITOR – COURT OF PROTECTION (HEALTH AND WELFARE)/ MENTAL HEALTH/LEGAL AID CONTRACT SUPERVISOR

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience
Location: Northumberland
Application: CV and covering letter to Emma.philipson@david-auld.co.uk

We are looking for a solicitor to carry out a combination of Court of Protection and Mental Health Tribunal work.

The job

We are looking for a solicitor with experience of handling a Court of Protection (health and welfare) or Mental Health caseload and accredited for Mental Health Law.

Full and part-time hours are available, and we offer flexible office/home working if required. The salary is competitive and dependent upon experience. Definite opportunities for career advancement for the right candidate.

The firm

The firm has an established reputation in Mental Health Law and is situated in the picturesque market town of Morpeth in central Northumberland. We are a friendly team and are proud of the history of the firm’s engagement in the community.

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Job Advert: Edwards Duthie Shamash

Edwards Duthie Shamash wish to recruit a mental health lawyer to join our Community Law Team at our office in Stratford, London E15.

Our Community Law Team has expertise in all areas of social welfare law, including housing & debt, community care and mental health law. 

The successful candidate will have at least 3 years PQE and have attained their Law Society Mental Health Scheme accreditation.

They will also have advocacy experience, be a strong communicator with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with clients while working in an organised and flexible manner.

Applications by CV and covering letter to:

recruitment@edslaw.co.uk

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Job Advert: Mackintosh Law

SOLICITOR – COURT OF PROTECTION (WELFARE)

We are a specialist legal aid practice located at London Bridge.

We advise and represent disabled people in welfare and hybrid proceedings under the Mental Capacity Act in the Court of Protection as well as advising in community care law. We are regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor and have contracts with the Legal Aid Agency in community care and public law.

Our clients are some of the most vulnerable in society, and need the assistance, support and protection provided by excellent lawyers who are passionate about the work that we do.

You can make a real difference using your legal and interpersonal skills within a friendly and highly driven firm with a national reputation for excellence.

We are seeking an experienced full time solicitor to join our mental capacity team to work alongside our team of Directors, Nicola Mackintosh QC (Hon) and Zena Soormally Bolwig, and our other solicitors undertaking complex and strategic casework in the Court of Protection.

You will have experience in conducting a health and welfare caseload in the Court of Protection and providing support and supervision to others. You will preferably be a current legal aid supervisor or be eligible to meet the supervisor requirements in community care.

What is vital is your drive and hunger for the work that we do and your wish to be part of our specialist team acting for vulnerable clients. We particularly encourage candidates who want a challenge and would like to progress their career in an exciting direction. We will provide the support to make that happen.

Salary: competitive, according to experience.

All applications are to be made via our application pack (no agencies).

To access an application pack, please visit the recruitment section of our website at www.macklaw.co.uk, or email us to request one.

Closing date: 5pm, 3 May 2022

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Job Advert: CQC

Lawyers – PMS & Hospitals

4 locations available
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Job available in these locations:
Homebased – Flexible, United Kingdom
Leeds, United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Grade B: £37,694  (National Framework) or £42,712 (if you are London office-based or home-based and live within the boundary of the M25) 

Contracted Hours: Full time 37 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent and Fixed Term/Secondment opportunities for 12 months

Location: 
Home-based, or office-based in London or Leeds

Closing Date: 
Tuesday 15th March 2022 at 11.59pm

Potential Interview Date: 6th/7th April 2022

Whilst our current vacancies are located within the PMS & Hospitals teams, we may take the opportunity to appoint to potential future vacancies from this campaign. 

Are you committed to helping us regulate health and social care within England?
We are looking for individuals who are caring, demonstrate integrity, work well as part of a team and always strive for excellence in everything they do. Help us make sure health services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage care services to improve.

Let us tell you a little bit about the role…
We all use health services and may know people who access health services. This is an opportunity to join an organisation that has an impact on the improvement agenda for those services, so that you can make a difference to the standard of care people receive in hospitals, mental health services, children’s services, health and justice services and primary medical services. 

CQC’s Governance and Legal Services (GLS) team is established and dynamic. As a Lawyer working in the Hospitals & PMS Legal Team, you will be responsible for delivering advice to the Hospitals and Primary Medical Services Directorates, as well as the opportunity to work across a range of stakeholders in the Health sector. The work is interesting and often high profile. You’ll be required to work closely with our award-winning in-house Litigation Inquests and Prosecution Team to support the exercise of CQC’s enforcement activity and to work with the Lawyers and colleagues across all the teams in GLS.

As a Lawyer within the Hospitals & PMS Legal team, you’ll provide legal advice to our Hospitals & PMS inspection directorates on a variety of civil enforcement matters, including urgent applications for cancellation or suspension. You will also be required to provide policy and regulatory advice. The role requires flexibility to support wider Legal Services team activity. You will also be responsible for developing strong relations throughout the business, using your experience and knowledge to shape legal solutions. 

This is a role for people who are committed to making a difference in this sector; in return, if you have the right skill set, you will develop and enhance your skills in the legal aspects of health and social care regulation.

What we’re looking for from you…
You’ll be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives with either 2+ years post-qualification experience, OR newly qualified with proven substantial experience providing legal advice in a health regulation setting or within the Public Sector.

You will have an established history of managing caseloads and proven regulatory or enforcement experience. You must be able to quickly adapt to and be able to advise and present complex legal information in an easily understood and accessible format to CQC’s Inspection Directorates. You will work collaboratively with colleagues across Governance & Legal Services as well as the wider organisation. You will have an eye for detail but also be able see the bigger picture; engaging and influencing colleagues in a supportive manner.  

You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to secure and maintain the confidence of a range of Commission stakeholders. You will also be able to analyse risk and benefit within a fast-paced environment, and to reassess priorities on a continual basis. Reporting to the Senior Lawyer, you will also be required to support colleagues across Legal Services. 

We are particularly keen to hear from those with experience working in health and regulation. Does this sound like you? If you have valuable experience in regulatory advisory work, civil litigation (including defending judicial review claims) we would love to hear from you. 

What we can offer you…
Your health and wellbeing are important to us and are supported through generous annual leave, a cycle to work scheme, discounted gym vouchers and access to a free employee assistance service 24 hours a day. We also understand the importance of financial health and offer membership of the NHS pension scheme, contributing about 14% of basic salary. You will also be able to access discounts to supermarkets, high street stores, electronics, and fleet cars.

We want to support you to succeed and have training opportunities and the support of experienced managers and mentors.

For an informal discussion or further information about this role please contact Hiring Manager – Nikki Fashola, Legal Manager (PMS & Hospitals); Nikki.fashola@cqc.org.uk.

Please click on the link below to view accountabilities, skills, and experience required for this role.

CQC is committed to promoting a fair and inclusive workplace where all our people can flourish and reach their full potential. We know diverse teams allow for a more creative and productive environment and therefore encourage applications from everyone regardless of: age, gender/sex, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability.

Apply link: https://cqc.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/3/home/requisition/993?c=cqc

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Job Advert: RMNJ Solicitors

Mental Health Fee Earner

The vacancy

We are seeking to recruit a full-time Mental Health Fee Earner – ideally already Accredited, but those actively working towards Accreditation will also be considered.

About the firm

RMNJ Solicitors are located in Birkenhead on the Wirral in Merseyside. Our Mental Health department was established in 1999 and our lawyers specialise in Court of Protection work and all aspects of Mental Health law. We hold legal aid contracts for the North, Midlands and Wales; and we are committed to providing vulnerable clients and their families with legal aid services and access to justice. You will be joining an experienced, forward-thinking and friendly team within a supportive working environment.

The role

You will work within our Mental Health team managing a caseload of mental health matters. You will be expected to meet with clients, correspond with professionals and family members, review medical records, carry out advocacy before the First-tier Tribunal (if already Accredited), attend Hospital Managers Hearings and CPA meetings.  There will be a need to travel to visit clients in hospital and in the community, subject to Covid-19 restrictions. However, there will still be an element of remote working and flexible arrangements to work from home for the foreseeable future.

The ideal candidate

You will be an experienced caseworker and a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Panel, or actively working towards this. You will have excellent client care skills, strong written and verbal communication skills as well as experience of working with vulnerable clients. You will also possess a full, clean driving licence and have your own transport.

Salary

This is negotiable depending on experience.

Application and interview

To apply for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter to nicola.cho@rmnj.co.uk by 18 March 2022. Interviews will take place as soon as possible thereafter; either in person at our office in Birkenhead, or remotely via video call.

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Job Advert: Burke Niazi Solicitors

Burke Niazi Solicitors is recruiting for the following positions:

1. Mental Health Solicitor

NQ – 4 years PQE.  Panel member. Opportunity to also receive training in and undertake Court of Protection work (no experience necessary).

2. Court of Protection Solicitor

NQ – 4 years plus PQE. Candidates who have a mixed practice are welcome to apply as an opportunity to undertake other areas of work alongside.

Burke Niazi Solicitors is a highly-regarded multi-service law firm. We are a Legal Aid practice based in North London, have around 40 employees and are a Legal 500 recognised firm.

The positions would suit applicants looking for personal and career growth opportunities; allowing you to build upon your experience within a modern and dynamic practice. Competitive salary packages. Working from home arrangements in place. Apply with covering letter and CV to harrietkaiser@burkeniazi.com.

Website: www.burkeniazi.com

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Job Advert: Campbell-Taylor Solicitors


Category 1 firm (London, N4) looking for an accreditation panel member on a permanent employed basis (although other arrangements open to consideration).

Role might suit someone who would like to get off the MHT treadmill (a bit) and do more CoP work (ALR status would be a bonus).

Good support and training provided, including working towards becoming an ALR. Relaxed ambience and hybrid working available. Competitive salary. 

To apply or for further information (including a job description) please email Rod at campbelltaylorrecruitment@gmail.com or telephone 020 7923 9583 to set up a confidential initial chat.

Closing date: Friday 11th March 2022.

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