Job Advert: Campbell-Taylor Solicitors

London, N4

We are looking for an accreditation 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. Court of Protection 
  3. Community care 
  4. Public law

The firm has always been very accommodating in respect of working arrangements, and although the world has recently caught up, we still are! Target start date early January 2021.

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

Closing date: Thursday 3 December 2020.

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Job Advert: Butler & Co

Court of Protection fee-earner sought

Butler & Co Solicitors is a busy and highly regarded legal aid practice, specialising in Mental Health and Court of Protection law. Based in Taunton, Somerset, we cover cases throughout England and Wales.

We are now looking to recruit an experienced solicitor or caseworker for our Court of Protection team to take on a caseload consisting primarily of s16 and s21A MCA cases.

We offer a competitive salary, interesting work, and the opportunity to work as part of a successful, efficient and very supportive Court of Protection team.

The successful candidate will be based at home with most work being conducted via remote technology. Applications from further afield than the Somerset area would therefore be welcome.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 18 December 2020.

Applications and requests for job descriptions should be sent by email to Michael Butler at mpb@butler-solicitors.co.uk.

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Job Advert: AWH Solicitors

AWH Solicitors are a specialist Mental Health and Mental Capacity firm and have an established Court of Protection department. 

AWH solicitors is a Top 200 law firm with offices in Manchester & Blackburn, proudly providing award-winning legal services to clients nationwide.

We are recruiting for the following vacancies:

SOLICITOR – COURT OF PROTECTION (HEALTH AND WELFARE) 

We invite applications from experienced Court of Protection solicitors to join our expanding team based at our Blackburn office. We currently take instructions on behalf of P, P’s family and the official solicitor. 

The successful candidate would ideally have experience of managing a mixed case load of s.16 MCA and s.21A MCA applications before the court. It is essential that the successful candidate is able to provide advice and representation throughout the progression of the case and the knowledge and ability to undertake legally aided work with experience of the CCMS system. 

The successful candidate should be an ALR or willing work towards achieving ALR status.

We will consider applicants who wish to work full time, part-time, or with flexible working hours. 

The successful candidate must have a full driving licence and access to a car, with business insurance.

You will be working with the following benefits: 

  • Salary is competitive (depending on experience and qualifications)
  • 24 days annual leave + Bank Holidays + Birthday Holiday 
  • Company Pension
  • Perk Box Benefit Package
  • Free Eye Tests
  • Flexible Working hours/ Working from home available
  • Rewarded for efforts with a healthy bonus
  • Encouragement of internal progression
  • Encourage internal and external training

Please apply with a CV and covering letter to Human Resources –  recruitment@awhsolicitors.co.uk.

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities.

MENTAL HEALTH FEE EARNER

As a highly skilled team of solicitors we specialise in different fields of law, including: immigration, family law, personal injury, industrial disease, housing disrepair, wills & probate, criminal defence, mental health and conveyancing.

Exemplary customer service coupled with legal expertise is at the core of everything that we do. Our aim is to provide an efficient and prompt service for clients through recruitment of employees who are both approachable and respectful of their client’s needs. 

A strong network of support staff departments, Human Resources, Finance and an in-house Marketing team, work closely with our fee-earning teams to ensure the business is able to develop and grow. 

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 is essential and full training will be given.

You will be working with the following benefits:

  • Salary is competitive (depending on experience and qualifications)
  • 24 days annual leave + Bank Holidays + Birthday Holiday 
  • Company Pension
  • Perk Box Benefit Package
  • Free Eye Tests
  • Flexible Working hours/ Working from home available
  • Rewarded for efforts with a healthy bonus
  • Encouragement of internal progression
  • Encourage internal and external training

Please apply with a CV and covering letter to Human Resources – recruitment@awhsolicitors.co.uk.

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities.

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Job Advert: AJM Solicitors

AJM Solicitors: Mental Health & Mental Capacity Experts

SOLICITOR – COURT OF PROTECTION (HEALTH AND WELFARE) 

PARALEGAL – COURT OF PROTECTION (HEALTH AND WELFARE)

AJM Solicitors are a specialist Mental Health and Mental Capacity firm and have an established Court of Protection department. 

Applications are invited from experienced candidates in Court of Protection work. 

We will consider applicants who wish to work full time, part-time, or with flexible working hours. Those interested in working on a consultancy basis will also be considered. 

The successful candidate will ideally have experience of running their own caseload.

You will be working from home with the following benefits:

  • Competitive salary package 
  • Excellent case management system
  • The firm’s laptop with a mobile phone 
  • 24-hour computer support, 7 days a week from a very friendly team of computer engineers 

Please apply with a CV and covering letter to andrewm@ajmsolicitors.co.uk.

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

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Job Advert: Reeds Solicitors LLP

Mental Health Panel Accredited Fee Earner – Gloucester

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a panel accredited fee earner, to join our Mental Health Team in Gloucester. Reeds are a successful and established legal practice, that pride themselves on excellence. We are looking to expand so that we can continue to represent those in most need and provide advice and representation on all aspects of Mental Health Law.

The successful candidate must be a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme and will be expected to manage their own diverse caseload, undertaking all aspect of advocacy before the Tribunal and Hospital Managers.

A full UK driving licence is essential. In return, we offer a competitive salary, commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience and a supportive and enjoyable work environment.

If you wish to apply for this position, or for further details, please email your CV and covering letter to Lillie Debbage: l.debbage@reeds.co.uk

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Job Advert: TV Edwards

COMMUNITY CARE/COURT OF PROTECTION SOLICITOR (0-3 YEARS PQE)
We are seeking a solicitor to join our growing community care team in East London. This is an exciting opportunity for a newly qualified to 3 years’ PQE lawyer, to contribute to a department dedicated to providing good quality legal advice and representation in a range of community care issues, including representation in the Court of Protection.

We are committed to the legal aid scheme and the majority of our clients are funded this way. You will be experienced in all aspects of community care and Court of Protection work. You will need to share our passion for access to justice and have good knowledge of the legal aid scheme.

You will be working with colleagues specialising in housing and public law. We have been recognised by Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500, as providing good quality advice and representation. Currently we are unable to meet demand for our community care and Court of Protection services and you will be given the opportunity to grow and develop this area of work. Our staff are without doubt our best asset and we reward performance, provide flexible working practices and positively encourage every individual’s contribution as to how we deliver services. We are market leaders in legal sector IT infrastructure systems and billing. As acknowledged in our Lexcel accreditation, we offer excellent support and training opportunities.

For full job requirements please see the information pack available on our website.

Staff benefits include:

  • 25 days’ annual leave
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Performance-related bonus scheme
  • Excellent career development programme

Hours: full-time – 35 hours per week; 9.30am-5.30pm Monday–Friday (alternative working arrangements including part-time hours will be considered).
Salary: £30,000 – £40,000 pa, dependent on experience
Anticipated start: November 2020

For further information and to apply visit:
http://www.tvedwards.com/site/careers/opportunities

Completed application form together with an equality monitoring questionnaire must be sent by email to: christine.woolfenden@tvedwards.com

The closing date for applications is 9.30am Monday 11 September 2020.

TV Edwards is an equal opportunities employer

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Job Advert: Abbotstone Law

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

  • Mental Health Consultant Solicitors

All applicants must be members of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation scheme. We operate in a collegiate environment where Consultants will be provided with support, supervision and training to support career development and ensure continuing professional development requirements are met and to ensure that you are up to date with changes in relevant law and practice.

  • Mental Capacity Consultant Solicitors – Court of Protection (Health and Welfare)

Abbotstone Law is a reputable firm in the areas of Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law. We are listed in the 2020 London edition of the Legal 500 for our Court of Protection work with several of our in house and consultant solicitors members of the Law Society’s Mental Capacity (Welfare) Accreditation Scheme.

You will be part of a progressive and friendly team that undertakes complex and strategic court applications under s.16 and s.21A of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 representing both P and family members. We receive instructions from PPR’s, the Official Solicitor and individuals on all aspects of Health and Welfare matters.

The successful candidate will be able to manage their own caseloads with full conduct of clients’ matters from inception to completion with the support of a great team.

For both positions:

Closing date: 31 August 2020.

Please apply by way of CV and covering letter to info@abbotstonelaw.com

 

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Job Advert: AJM Solicitors

AJM Solicitors: Mental Health & Mental Capacity Experts

SOLICITOR – COURT OF PROTECTION (HEALTH AND WELFARE)

PARALEGAL – COURT OF PROTECTION (HEALTH AND WELFARE)

AJM Solicitors are a specialist Mental Health and Capacity firm and have an established Court of Protection department.

Applications are invited from experienced candidates in Court of Protection work.

We will consider applicants who wish to work full time, part time, or with flexible working hours. Those interested in working on a consultancy basis will also be considered.

The successful candidate will ideally have experience of running their own case load.

You will be working from home with the following benefits: –

  • Competitive salary package
  • Excellent case management system
  • The firm’s laptop with a mobile phone
  • 24-hour computer support, 7 days a week from a very friendly team of computer engineers

Please apply with a CV and covering letter to:
andrewm@ajmsolicitors.co.uk

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

 

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Job Advert: Bison Solicitors

 

Court of Protection Solicitor

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Court of Protection Solicitor (2+ years exp) to join our Court of Protection and Human Rights Department based in Aldershot.

The successful candidate will focus on the firm’s busy Court of Protection caseload and will be able to take on existing Court of Protection matters, including proceedings under s.16 and s.21A MCA 2005, deputyship work, Lasting Powers of Attorneys and DoLS. The successful candidate will also be expected to regularly work with the Official Solicitor and help build up and develop the support team.

This could be a great opportunity for an ambitious lawyer to take on or grow into a leadership role for a firm that has an excellent reputation and an established market presence. Applications are invited from experienced Court of Protection Solicitors who are looking for an opportunity to progress your career in a highly regarded firm. Particularly, solicitors with experience in Child Proceedings are encouraged and strong Private Client solicitors who have handled Court of Protection files as part of a broader case-load will also be considered. You will have the ability to build and develop strong relationships with a wide range of people and have excellent client servicing and business development skills.

Qualifications:

Solicitor with relevant qualifications and permission to practice in England and Wales, and previous experience of working in a Court of Protection role.

Person Specification:

  • Committed to a career in Court of Protection work
  • Able to work to tight deadlines and in a high paced environment
  • Good client focus
  • Flexible and proactive approach with ‘can do’ attitude
  • Organised and able to prioritise
  • Good Microsoft skills particularly word and excel
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with legal aid and CCMS is preferable

On offer is an excellent salary and benefits package, a supportive team environment and real opportunity to develop your career to the next level. The Company will consider applicants wishing to work part time, full time or with flexible working hours. 2 positions available immediately, Manchester and Surrey Branch.

CV and covering letter should be submitted by email to Donald.tiong@bisonsolicitors.co.uk

Job Advert: Ramsdens Solicitors

Solicitor specialising in Court of Protection Health and Welfare

Ramsdens are an award winning, Legal 500 recommended firm in Yorkshire. Winning ‘Law Firm of the Year – Medium’ for four years out of six, we pride ourselves on providing an excellent level of service to our clients. With 15 offices and 300 team members we offer the full spectrum of legal services to individuals and organisations.

This is a great opportunity for a 3 years+ PQE Solicitor specialising in Court of Protection Health and Welfare looking for to further their career. Matters will include s.21A challenges and s.16 matters. ALR status would be advantageous but this could be funded for the right candidate.

The role would be based in our busy and expanding Health and Welfare department, and would suit someone wanting to step up into a managerial role. You will be a team player with a flexible attitude and due to nature of the work we will be looking for excellent interpersonal and client care skills. The successful candidate must demonstrate a positive “can do” attitude, together with a desire to learn and get the job done.

You must have your own car as frequent travel is required within the role. You will be dealing with vulnerable individuals and will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Initial training will be in Halifax with the main team but with a view to being based in the centre of Leeds.

Salary will be competitive and dependent on experience, and the firm offers a benefits package, as well as realistic opportunities for development and progression.

Please send your CV and covering letter to kirsty.triplett@ramsdens.co.uk

 

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