Job Advert: Otten Penna Solicitors

OTTEN PENNA SOLICITORS South Manchester

Accredited Mental Health Panel Member (P/T or F/T)

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. Part time or full time position available.

You will have experience in:
– A broad range of public funded Mental Health Law
– An understanding and ability to work within the LAA contract
– Be an accredited Panel Member (or awaiting interview)
– Possess a full driving licence.

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

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

Job Advert: Taylor Haldane Barlex


Mental Health Solicitor – Norwich office

Due to continued expansion, we have an opportunity for a Solicitor / Accredited Member of the Law Society Mental Health Panel with more than 3 years PQE to join our busy Mental Health Team.

The successful candidate will:

1. Be an Accredited Member of the Law Society Mental Health Panel
2. Have more than 3 years PQE (exceptional applicants with less experience may be considered)
3. Have an own client following
4. Have experience in appearing before the Mental Health Tribunal
5. Have experience with Judicial Review and appeals to the Upper Tribunal
6. Possess a full driving license
7. Have an understanding and ability to work within the Legal Aid contract
8. Be able to work unsupervised and to provide training and support when required

This positon will be based in our Norwich office but the candidate will be expected to cover appointments and hearings within the East Anglian region.

Ability to assist in another area of law such as Crime or Family will be an advantage.

Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. We would be willing to discuss consultancy posts. Interviews will be at our office in Chelmsford.

Please send CV to Lesley Turner, Head of Mental Health Department via email: lturner@thblegal.com by the 31st December 2017.
 

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Job Advert: Steel & Shamash


Court of Protection Solicitor
We are looking for a self-motivated and experienced solicitor to join our established and successful Mental Capacity Department.

We have a reputation for achieving excellent results for our clients.

The Department has current rankings in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 and receives instructions from family members, RPRs and the Official Solicitor. We have involvement in high profile cases and we are in the vanguard in this developing area of law. We are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality legal advice and representation.

The successful candidate will have;

  • at least 3 years’ PQE, although exceptional applicants with less experience will be considered;
  • experience of acting for both family members and the subjects of Court of Protection welfare proceedings;
  • an in-depth and applied knowledge of Mental Capacity law;
  • a proven ability to deliver practical results for clients within proceedings;
    the ability to work with vulnerable people;
  • experience of working within legal aid contracts.

Candidates should also have reached the Legal Aid Agency’s supervisor status for Mental Health or Community Care law. Experience or an interest in Community Care is an advantage.

Please contact the Practice Manager at:

c.bekoe-tabiri@steelandshamash.co.uk

for a recruitment pack.

 

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Job Advert: Abbotstone Law

Abbotstone Law is recruiting for the following:

SOLICITOR – COURT OF PROTECTION (HEALTH AND WELFARE AND DOLS) DEPARTMENT VACANCY
An opportunity for an experienced Court of Protection solicitor, with a focus on health and welfare to join our in-house Court of Protection department. The firm has a built a solid reputation in health and welfare work and is looking for the right candidate to join our expanding South London team. Meaningful career development opportunities await the successful candidate who will have:

a. a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience
b. the ability to work unsupervised, and to provide training and support to other members of the team
c. experience of DOLS applications, and Court of Protection applications (health and welfare jurisdiction)
d. experience of Mental Health and Community Care work preferable
e. knowledge of the LAA contract and experience of dealing with matters under Legal Aid.

SOLICITOR – MENTAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT VACANCY
We are looking for a dynamic Mental Health Panel Member with a following in the London & South East to join our inhouse team in Dulwich.

The successful candidate will be a Panel Member who meets the LAA’s supervisory standard and who will have significant experience in Tribunal representation and Judicial Review claims and works well within a team.

We pride ourselves on our reputation in Mental Health law and all our employees enjoy excellent supervision and ongoing professional development training.

PARALEGAL
We are seeking to recruit paralegals to join our team in Dulwich supporting our solicitors. Previous experience of working within a Mental Health and/or Mental Capacity department is preferred but not essential as suitable training can be given.

This post provides an exciting opportunity to develop interesting and varied practice experience with close supervision.

Equal Opportunities and Diversity
Abbotstone Law is proud of its commitment to diversity and anti-discrimination. The firm is committed to employing candidates from all sections of the community and welcome applications from candidates who wish to work flexibly.

Applications
Full time and part time applicants will be considered.  Interviews will be held at our offices.

Salaries will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and the vacancies offer good prospects for advancement in what is currently a very busy and thriving practice.

If you are interested in applying, applications should be submitted by 5.00pm on Friday 10th  November 2017, by email with c.v. attached to katel@abbotstonelaw.com

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Job Advert: O’Donnells Solicitors

VACANCIES WITH O’DONNELLS SOLICITORS, PRESTON, FOR TWO QUALIFIED SOLICITORS

Tribunal Team Vacancy

Following the retirement of a partner, an opportunity has arisen for a qualified solicitor and MH Panel member to play a key role in our mental health tribunal team.

The successful candidate will understand the importance of providing a supportive and understanding experience for our clients, and 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) the ability to work unsupervised, and to provide training and support to other members of the team, and
c) experience of dealing with matters under Legal Aid, and
d) advocacy skills and experience.

Our office is in Preston, but we cover appointments and representation at tribunals throughout the North of England.

Salary dependant on qualifications and experience of the candidate.

Court of Protection Team Vacancy

Due to continued expansion, we have an opportunity for a full time qualified solicitor, to join our busy Court of Protection team. The successful candidate will understand the importance of providing a supportive and understanding experience for our clients, and of being part of a team, and will have:-

a) a full driving licence and access to a vehicle, and
b) the ability to work unsupervised, and to provide training and support to other members of the team, and
c) experience of DOLS applications, and Court of Protection applications (both financial and welfare issues),
d) experience of dealing with matters under Legal Aid.

Our office is in Preston, but we attend appointments and court hearings throughout the North of England.

Salary dependant on qualifications and experience of the candidate.

Applications

Interviews will be at our office in Preston.
Applications should be submitted by 5.00pm on Friday 29th September 2017, by email with c.v. attached.
Please address your email to our Managing Partner, Jane Gale, confirming which position you are applying for, using the following email address:-
jane.gale@odonnells-solicitors.co.uk

 
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Job Advert: Pickwick Solicitors

Pickwick Solicitors are seeking consultant mental health solicitors with own following who will work on their own files.  

Exceedingly competitive fee arrangements offered and supervision provided.  Office space available if required.  Our office is in London Fields, Hackney.

We are applying for a mental health contract in January.

Please email info@pickwicksolicitors.co.uk

This is an excellent opportunity not to be missed

 
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Job Advert: Donovan Newton Solicitors

We are a busy, well-established practice consisting of two Directors and two Assistant Solicitors, specialising in Mental Health, Mental Capacity, and all related work. The majority of our work is publicly funded. We are looking to recruit two additional fee earners to work in the Midlands area.

1. Qualified Solicitor – Law Society Mental Health Tribunal Panel member.

The successful candidate will undertake all types of work relating to Mental Health Tribunals and Court of Protection. A full driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential.

2. Paralegal

Previous experience of working within a Mental Health Department preferred but not essential as suitable training can be given. As above a full driving licence is essential and access to a vehicle preferred.

There will be opportunities for flexible working in relation to both posts, and the majority of the work will be undertaken remotely. Salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience, and the vacancies offer good prospects for advancement in what is currently a very busy and thriving niche practice.

Please provide CV to Simon Newton at admin@donovannewton.co.uk

 
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Job Advert: Switalskis Solicitors

Accredited mental health representative
Yorkshire-based, Lexcel-accredited, Switalskis Solicitors LTD has a vacancy for an accredited mental health representative to join our highly regarded well established Mental Health team based at our Head office in Wakefield City Centre.

The successful candidate must have experience in Tribunal advocacy and be an accredited Law Society MH Tribunal Panel member with a good grasp of the LAA mental health contract.

As the role will cover a wide area, a full driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential.

We do not wish to enter into consultancy arrangements.

Mental health law and community care law paralegal
We are also looking for a paralegal to join the team (based in York), in order to assist Michael Kennedy (head of our Mental Health and Court of Protection departments) with a range of cases involving: mental health law; capacity law; community care law and public law.

Some basic information about the firm and our benefits package
Switalskis Solicitors LTD is a relatively large firm consisting of over 260 staff with offices in 13 Yorkshire locations. We offer some services over a regional basis and some over a national basis.

Our services span a range, including: clinical negligence; housing; family; crime; conveyancing; wills and probate, as well as the services referred to above. We have successfully taken cases to the all levels, including to the European Court of Human Rights and our cases are regularly published in various law reports as well as the media.

We have a very strong record in developing our staff and have very good levels of support for our fee earners.

We are proud to confirm that as well as working with some of the most experienced and skilled lawyers and legal support staff across Yorkshire, new employees at Switalskis may enjoy a range of fantastic staff benefits, including:

  • Group Life Assurance Scheme – 4 x gross annual salary
  • Group Income Protection – applicable after 26 weeks of absence
  • Group Critical Illness – 1 x gross annual salary
  • Bupa Wellbeing Plan (including membership for up to 4 children)
  • Membership of Perkbox, a staff reward/voucher scheme
  • Contractual Sick Pay entitlement
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rated)
  • Additional ½ day holiday for Christmas Eve and New Years’ Eve
  • Child care voucher scheme
  • Flexible working hours
  • 10% top up on maternity pay for first 6 weeks of Statutory Maternity Leave
  • Recruitment bonus payments
  • Remote working flexibility (role dependant)
  • Parking (role dependant)
  • Company mobile phone and iPad (role dependant)

If you believe you are the right fit for either role, please send your cv to our HR Manager, Miss M Paga, at michelle.paga@switalskis.com or by post to Miss M Paga, NU House, 24 High Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2LR.

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Job Advert: Peter Edwards Law

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We are offering some excellent opportunities to join our highly regarded well established niche firm based in Hoylake in our expanding Mental Health Tribunal and Court of Protection departments.  We are based at Hoylake on the Wirral but represent clients in several areas including North and mid Wales.

PARALEGAL or SOLICITOR – TRIBUNAL DEPARTMENT

Recruiting for an experienced fee earner with good technical knowledge and have an eye for detail.  This role comes with excellent prospects for progression.  The successful candidate must have:

  • Experience in Tribunal advocacy
  • Accredited Law Society MH Tribunal Panel membership
  • Knowledge of LAA contracts
  • A full driving licence and access to a vehicle
  • Experience of MCA, COP and Community Care desirable but not essential

PARALEGAL – TRIBUNAL DEPARTMENT

We are seeking a determined Paralegal to join an already established team to assist in the preparation of tribunals.  For those aiming at qualification, you will ideally have completed your LPC and will be looking for progression.  This role has the potential of a future training contract.

  • Some knowledge of MHA would be desirable but not essential
  • A full driving licence and access to a vehicle

PARALEGAL or SOLICITOR – COURT OF PROTECTION (HEALTH AND WELFARE AND DOLS) DEPARTMENT

Recruiting for an experienced Court of Protection Solicitor or Paralegal to join a busy and expanding team.  There could be room to develop Private Client work in Wills and Probate.  It would therefore be beneficial if the candidate had experience covering Court of Protection matters and some general Private Client work.

  • Experience of working within MCA/COP
  • Knowledge of LAA contract would be preferable
  • A full driving licence and access to a vehicle
  • Experience of MHA and Community Care work preferable

PARALEGAL – COURT OF PROTECTION (HEALTH AND WELFARE AND DOLS) DEPARTMENT

We are also recruiting for a dynamic Paralegal to join our COP department.  For those aiming at qualification, you will ideally have completed your LPC and will be looking for progression. This role has the potential of a future training contract.

  • Some knowledge of MHA and Community Care would be useful but not essential
  • A full driving licence and access to a vehicle

All of the above positions are permanent and full-time.  Salaries will be based on experience.

To apply for any of the roles please send your current CV and a brief covering letter addressing your suitability to:

lisabolton@peteredwardslaw.com
 
 
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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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