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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Job Advert: Burke Niazi

Burke Niazi Solicitors is listed in the London edition of the Legal 500 as a Leading Firm for Court of Protection work and we are members of the Law Society’s Mental Capacity (Welfare) Accreditation Scheme. Burke Niazi has a busy and expanding Court of Protection department and we are recruiting for a Court of Protection (welfare) solicitor/paralegal with 3 years plus experience for the North London (N7) office.

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

Please apply by way of CV and covering letter to harrietkaiser@burkeniazi.com

Competitive salary package available.

 

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Job Advert: Abbotstone Law

SOLICITOR – 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 solicitors members of the Law Society’s Mental Capacity (Welfare) Accreditation Scheme.

Abbotstone Law has an established Court of Protection Health and Welfare department and we are recruiting for a Court of Protection solicitor for our busy South East London office.

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 have a genuine interest in this area of law and will be able to manage their own caseload with the support of a great team. You will ideally meet LAA supervisory requirements in the category of community care or mental health law.

Responsibilities will include:

– Managing a challenging case-load with full conduct of clients’ matters from inception to completion.
– Achieving own chargeable and billing targets.
– Attaining Continuing Professional Development requirements to ensure that you are up to date with changes in relevant law and practice.
– Contributing to the firms marketing events and development of the department.

PARALEGAL TO SUPPORT COURT OF PROTECTION AND MENTAL HEALTH TEAMS.

We are recruiting paralegals to support our Court of Protection and Mental Health teams. Extensive training by experienced solicitors in both fields will be provided and therefore experience whilst advantageous is not essential. The successful candidate will be LPC qualified and will have a genuine interest in undertaking publicly funded work with a view to securing a training contract.

Responsibilities will include:

Undertaking certain elements of fee-earning work under supervision as appropriate to include:
– File creation and file closure.
– Dealing with client enquiries and maintaining good client care.
– Taking client instructions.
– Drafting documentation/preparation of attendance notes, correspondence, witness statements.
– Instructing experts/counsel.
– Reviewing experts report.
– Dealing with the tribunal offices, court of protection, LAA to ensure compliance with deadlines.
– Ensuring all files are kept in good order.
– Time recording.

FOR BOTH POSITIONS:

Closing date: 7 February 2020 with interviews week commencing 20 February 2020.

Competitive salary package, dependent upon experience.

Flexible working available.

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

 

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Job Advert: Rudlings Wakelam Solicitors

Rudlings Wakelam Solicitors are looking for an accredited Mental Health panel member to join their busy mental health department. The firm is based in Norfolk and Suffolk and represent clients based throughout East Anglia and the northern home counties. The firm has a well-established reputation in this area of work and is looking to expand the department.

A good salary is on offer and the firm are also open to considering a consultancy arrangement with the right candidate. The candidate must be familiar with managing a full caseload of varied mental health cases, while working both independently and as part of a team.

Please e-mail Scott Coupland (scott.coupland@rudlings-wakelam.co.uk) for further information and to arrange an informal initial conversation.

 

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Job Advert: Mackintosh Law

SOLICITOR – COURT OF PROTECTION (WELFARE)

We are a friendly specialist legal aid practice with a national reputation located near 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. We have contracts with the Legal Aid Agency in community care and public law and are Lexcel accredited. Our clients are some of the most vulnerable in society, and need the assistance, support and protection of top quality lawyers. You can make a real difference utilising your legal and interpersonal skills within a friendly and highly driven firm with a national reputation for excellence.

We are seeking another full-time solicitor (2 + years PQE) to join our mental capacity team to work alongside Nicola Mackintosh QC (Hon) and our trainees undertaking complex and strategic casework in the Court of Protection. You will preferably have experience in health and welfare cases in the Court of Protection and be a current legal aid supervisor or be eligible to meet the supervisor requirements in either community care or public law or both.

What is most important is your drive and hunger for the work that we do. We will also consider candidates who show they have transferable skills, want a challenge and would like to take their career in a different and exciting direction. We will provide the support to make that happen.

Salary: competitive, according to experience.

All applications are to be made via our applications pack – please email recruitment@macklaw.co.uk or write to Mark Slade, 103 Borough High Street, London SE1 1NL to request a pack.

Closing date: 5pm 24 January 2020.

PARALEGAL – COURT OF PROTECTION (WELFARE)

The vacancy
We are looking for a paralegal to join our friendly Court of Protection welfare team at London Bridge. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn and develop within a thriving law firm with an interesting and varied workload.

The firm
We are a specialist law firm providing expert legal advice and representation to disabled clients in the niche areas of mental capacity, community care and health care law. Every person has the right to make decisions about their own lives. However if a person does not have the mental capacity to make a particular decision, the Court of Protection may make a decision in their best interests under the Mental Capacity Act. We represent those clients and help develop caselaw for vulnerable people who need assistance in making decisions about key aspects of their lives including their rights to services and possible challenges to unlawful decisions made by public bodies such as local authorities and health organisations.

Our work seeks to raise the profile of the legal rights of people with learning disabilities, people in mental distress and clients with physical disabilities. We hold a contract to undertake legal aid work and remain a staunch campaigner for access to justice issues for disabled people.

About you
We are open to candidates from a variety of backgrounds. What is really important is your attitude, enthusiasm and personality fit. The successful applicant will have the right attitude, aptitude and ability. Excellent legal, verbal, written and analytical skills are required but you will be enthusiastic and know that hard work is needed to succeed.

You will see this role as more than just a job and you will take your responsibilities to our clients very seriously, whether the task is big or small. When it comes to individuals’ lives, every detail matters, so you will be someone who considers the wider implications of what you do.

You will need to thrive in a busy environment, have excellent communication, numeracy and IT skills, be organised and accurate and have a willingness and ability to learn quickly on the job. Enthusiasm, commitment, integrity, professionalism, drive and the ability to work well within a team is vital.

The role
We will provide support and training in a specialist legal environment to develop excellent legal skills, to enable you to succeed in this role and to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable people.

Experience of working in a legal environment and on legally aided cases would be an advantage but is not essential. The post will involve assisting fee earners in progressing cases under close supervision, including (but not exclusively):

• being involved in all stages of the case preparation and strategy
• preparing instructions to counsel, drafting letters
• arranging and attending conferences and hearings with counsel
• reading evidence, records and undertaking legal research
• drafting documents for Court
• all administrative tasks in relation to the above including maintaining files, time recording and following administrative procedures
• meeting with and advising vulnerable clients in the office, hospital, care home or elsewhere, with support and supervision
• attending professional meetings and taking notes

The work is varied and rewarding with a good degree of autonomy and encouragement to develop, under supervision. Whilst there is currently no training contract on offer progression is carefully monitored and rewarded and subject to the firm’s needs and performance a contract may be available in due course. Training contract offers have been made to the firm’s previous paralegals.

Start date: As soon as possible

Salary: Dependent on skills, as a minimum the London living wage

All applications must be made via our application pack by the deadline below.

Please email your request for a pack to recruitment@macklaw.co.uk. Or write to: Mark Slade – Office Manager, Mackintosh Law, 103 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1NL.

CLOSING DATE for applications via the pack: 5pm 24 January 2020

Job Advert: Miles & Partners LLP

JOB TITLE: Solicitor – Court of Protection
PQE REQUIRED: Up to 3 years PQE
LOCATION: London City Fringe
SALARY: Competitive
THE ROLE:
This is an excellent opportunity to take up a key position in our highly regarded team of specialist Mental Capacity lawyers based in Middlesex St E1. We invite applications from lawyers with up to 3 years PQE experience in Welfare cases, including the conduct of proceedings before the Court of Protection. Candidates who are ALRs or working towards accreditation are encouraged to apply. Experience taking instructions on behalf of the Official Solicitor would also be advantageous but not essential.

This is an excellent opportunity for a lawyer who is seeking a career-making move with genuine development and progression prospects. The successful candidate will be working alongside partner Rachel Turner who is ranked Tier 1 in Chambers UK 2020. You will be responsible for handling your own quality caseload while taking an active role in the department’s business development initiatives. You will be a team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Miles and Partners is ranked a leading firm in the Legal 500 2020 and we are listed in the Times Best Law Firms 2020. Miles & Partners is an equal opportunity employer. We offer excellent support and flexible working arrangements.

Please send C.V. and a covering letter to P Walsh at pw@milesandpartners.com by 12 noon Friday 7th of February.

 

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Job Advert: Thaliwal & Veja Solicitors

We are a well established and reputable firm seeking a solicitor to join our specialist Court of Protection department in Leicester. You will be part of a growing and progressive team that undertakes a large volume of publically funded matters, 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 experienced in Court of Protection proceedings and manage their own caseload with the support of a great team. You must be passionate and have a genuine interest in working in this area of law, we are a client-focused firm. You will also be involved in the development and progression of the department and be part of the continued growth.

This is a full time and permanent position. A full driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential. Salary is dependent on experience.

If you would like an informal discussion or further information, please contact Rakesh Veja.

Please email covering letter and CV to rakesh@thaliwalveja.co.uk.

Closing Date: 24th January 2020.

 

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Job Advert: Elisabeth Dean Solicitors

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced Mental Health Solicitor.

We are a small, growing practice in Bristol with a substantial Legal Aid Contract.

We are looking for someone who can advise and represent our clients and/or their families on Mental Health Law and Mental Capacity Law.

The ideal candidate needs to be focused on looking after our clients and delivering the Legal Aid Agency Contract Requirements.

You must have the appropriate Law Society Accreditations and Supervisor Status.

Highly competitive salary and bonus system based on results.

Come and talk to us at 0117 9550777 or send us an email at lis@elisabethdeansolicitors.com.

 

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Job Advert: odonnells solicitors

There are two vacancies at odonnells solicitors, Preston:

1. Court of Protection fee earner.

We are seeking an experienced Court of Protection solicitor, legal executive or other fee earner to join our Court of Protection welfare team, primarily dealing with court applications under s.16 and s.21A of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

A knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act, Legal Aid Agency requirements and the ability to undertake a caseload with minimal supervision are desirable.

For the right candidate, there are opportunities to progress within the firm to more senior and management positions.

2. Paralegal to support Court of Protection and Mental Health teams.

We are recruiting additional paralegals, to support our mental health and Court of Protection teams, both at introductory, and more advanced levels.

For candidates who already have a law degree, and some experience of working in a solicitor’s office, there is an opportunity to progress quickly to the position of trainee solicitor.  There is also an opportunity for those who do not have such qualifications and experience, but do have a willingness to learn and interest in providing PA type support to other members of the team.  Extensive training will be provided.

For both positions:

Both vacancies arise due to further expansion within the team and we will consider candidates looking for full-time and part-time positions. 

In order to succeed at odonnells solicitors it is essential to have a genuine interest in supporting the needs and rights of vulnerable individuals, who may have complex mental health needs; and an understanding of the importance of being part of a team.  The successful candidates will need good communication skills, familiarity with use of computer systems, and a calm and level-headed approach under pressure. 

Salary dependent upon level of experience and qualifications. 

Interviews will be at our office in Preston.  Applications should be by email with CV attached, addressed to our director, Philippa Curran and sent to the following email address: office@odonnells-solicitors.co.uk

Closing date for applications – 17 January 2020

 

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Job Advert: Mackintosh Law

SOLICITOR – COURT OF PROTECTION (WELFARE)
We are a friendly specialist legal aid practice with a national reputation located near 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. We have contracts with the Legal Aid Agency in community care and public law and are Lexcel accredited.

Our clients are some of the most vulnerable in society, and need the assistance, support and protection of top quality lawyers. You can make a real difference utilising your legal and interpersonal skills within a friendly and highly driven firm with a national reputation for excellence.

We are seeking a full time solicitor (2 + years PQE) to join our mental capacity team to work alongside Nicola Mackintosh QC (Hon) and our trainees undertaking complex and strategic casework in the Court of Protection.

You will preferably have experience in health and welfare cases in the Court of Protection and be a current legal aid supervisor or be eligible to meet the supervisor requirements in either community care or public law or both.

What is most important is your drive and hunger for the work that we do. We will also consider candidates who show they have transferable skills, want a challenge and would like to take their career in a different and exciting direction. We will provide the support to make that happen.

Salary: competitive, according to experience

All applications are to be made via our applications pack – please email recruitment@macklaw.co.uk or write to Mark Slade, 103 Borough High Street, London SE1 1NL to request a pack.

Closing date: 2 January 2020 but early applications received by 4pm on 16 December 2019 will be considered with a view to interviews taking place before the festive period.

Mackintosh Law is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

 

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