Job Advert: GT Stewart Solicitors & Advocates

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Mental Health Solicitor

GT Stewart Solicitors and Advocates is a Legal 500 and Chambers UK recommended firm.

We are recruiting a solicitor for our mental health team. Candidates must hold current membership of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme.

The successful candidate 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 meetings. They will be expected to work with clients in general psychiatric wards as well as secure hospitals and with clients in the community. They will be based in our City of London office, which is a short walk from Blackfriars or St Pauls Underground Station. The role will involve travel outside of the office to visit clients within and outside of London.

It is essential that the successful candidate has an excellent academic background and solid experience of working with clients with mental health difficulties.

It is desirable for candidates to have experience in cases before the Upper-tier Tribunal and unlawful detention cases involving mental health clients. Experience in representing clients before the Court of Protection is also advantageous.

This position is permanent and on a full time basis with an immediate start.

Salary and benefits will be dependant on experience or potential of the candidate. Please send your CV and covering letter to a.butler@gtstewart.co.uk

 
 
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Job Advert: GN Law

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We are currently looking to recruit a Law Society Panel Member to join our Mental Health Team based in North Finchley. The position is permanent with an immediate start.

If you want to be part of strong team who are all committed to providing an excellent service to our clients please apply. The role involves representing mental health clients at Tribunals and generally – experience of Upper Tribunal appeals will differentiate but is not essential. As a firm we are fortunate enough to run many interesting cases at Tribunal level, on appeal to the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) and on occasion all the way to the Supreme Court.

The department as you might expect is busy and there is quite a lot of ‘running around’ which goes hand in hand with keeping on top of the paperwork. Knowledge of compliance in terms of the LAA and Lexcel would also be very beneficial.

Commitment and ability will be the key to any successful application.

Salary

Salary will be subject to experience and level of qualification but is likely to fall within the £30 – £40k bracket.

Benefits

• Pension scheme
• Health insurance
• Competitive bonus scheme

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your CV and covering letter to Omiros, on@gnlaw.co.uk.
 
 
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Job Advert: GT Stewart Solicitors & Advocates

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Community Care Supervising Solicitor

GT Stewart Solicitors & Advocates is a Legal 500 and Chambers UK recommended firm.

We are currently recruiting a supervising solicitor for our community care team based in central London to provide maternity cover for a fixed period of 12 months. There will be opportunity to secure a permanent position within the team following successful completion of the fixed term contract.

Candidates must be competent in all areas of community care law and have supervisor status, having completed stage 1 of the management course.

The successful candidate will have an excellent academic background and a wide range of experience in community care law and public law. We are looking for candidates with experience of managing a small team, including paralegals and trainee solicitors, providing proactive supervision and guidance to junior members of the team.

The successful candidate will have experience dealing with vulnerable clients in community care cases, including legal aid cases and will ensure compliance with Legal Aid Agency contract requirements.

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

 
 
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Job Advert: Howard and Over Solicitors

Full Time Mental Health Solicitor

We are sorry to lose our current mental health solicitor who is leaving us to return to her family in London. As a result we are looking for a full time mental health solicitor to work from our office in Plymouth, and take over the caseload. This provides an excellent opportunity for the right person to build and expand our work in this area of the law with a view to establishing a mental health department. The successful applicant will have experience of representing clients both restricted and unrestricted patients at mental health tribunals.

As the south west is a huge procurement area, so a willingness to travel distances would be a distinct advantage. Panel membership under the law society’s mental health accreditation scheme is essential.

The salary is negotiable depending on experience.

Please send CV and covering letter to janet.millar@howard-over.co.uk

 
 
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Job Advert: QualitySolicitors CMHT

Mental Health Solicitor / Caseworker

QualitySolicitors CMHT, Walsall require a mental health solicitor/caseworker to undertake tribunal and related legal work on behalf of detained patients in large, busy & expanding West Midlands mental health department with strong team ethos. Panel membership preferred, but not necessarily a bar for someone with significant casework and some advocacy experience and short-term panel aspirations.

CV to barbara.evans@qscmht.co.uk or phone Barbara Evans or Philip Bellshaw on 01922 646400 for an initial discussion. All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence.

 
 
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Job Advert: Robert Lizar Solicitors

Full time Mental Health Solicitor

Our recent recruit has had to leave because of a family illness. We are sorry to lose her but it does provide an opportunity for someone else to come in. Are you that person?

We are looking for a full time mental health solicitor to work from our offices in Manchester. The firm was established in 1978 and has an excellent reputation in the areas of criminal defence, mental and civil liberties.

The role will involve managing a busy and varied caseload. The successful applicant will be able to advise and assist clients in all aspects of mental health and mental capacity law and have experience in representing both restricted and unrestricted patients at Mental Health Tribunals.

Panel membership under the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme is essential.

The salary is negotiable depending on experience.

Please send a covering letter and CV to pgraham@robertlizar.com.

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities.
 
 
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Job Advert: Stokoe Nujeerallee Solicitors

Stokoe Nujeerallee Solicitors is looking for a fee earner to join their busy mental health and prison law department in Kingston upon Thames.

The vacancy is an exciting opportunity for candidates with an interest in both mental health law and prison law.

The ability to drive is essential. Experience in either or both areas is useful, but not essential.

Please send CVs to info@asnlaw.co.uk for the attention of Rasheed Nujeerallee.

 
 
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Job Advert: Anthony Collins Solicitors

Locum Court of Protection Health and Welfare Practitioner – Based in Birmingham

Are you a Court of Protection Health and Welfare expert available to a provide flexible part time temporary maternity cover? Underpinned by the ethos of Anthony Collins Solicitors, we have a holistic Court of Protection offering and a commitment to growing the team in this area to support some of our most vulnerable clients.

Our Court of Protection work is recognised nationally and to enable us to continue with our notable achievements in this area, we are looking to recruit a locum professional to manage an existing case load and to work with the Official Solicitor, individuals and /or their families (as well as ideally bring in new work of your own).

You will need experience in preparation of cases and representation in the Court of Protection health and welfare jurisdiction. (Experience of public funding issues is desirable but not essential.)

With excellent client care at the heart of all that we do, this is a great opportunity to gain experience within a firm that can offer you a rewarding client base.

For further information or to apply please contact Catherine Edwards at catherine.edwards@anthonycollins.com

Anthony Collins Solicitors is an Equal Opportunities Employer

 
 
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Job Advert: Steel & Shamash Solicitors

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Steel & Shamash is a well-established friendly professional firm only two minutes from Waterloo Station. Our firm has served the residents and business community in the Waterloo area since 1981. An expanding practice, we have 6 Partners, and over 20 fee earners, offering a wide range of legal services. We represent a diverse range of clients and many of our referrals come from existing clients, and other professionals. We provide our clients with a service that is both professional and personal. We take pride in having an excellent reputation for providing the highest quality legal advice. We are recommended in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 directories across a number of departments.

We are seeking a Paralegal to provide support within the Children and Court of Protection departments. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing first class administrative support to the teams, including drafting documents/forms, dealing directly with clients and general correspondence. The candidate will be highly motivated and professional and able to work independently so as to instill confidence among teams of highly experienced solicitors doing complex and sensitive work.

A good academic background with the LPC is essential. Previous experience in Legal Aid work is an advantage. 12 month fixed term contract with a view to an offer of a training contract.

Start Date: As soon as possible.

Closing Date for Applications: 15 June 2016

Please apply to our Practice Manager, Ms Pamela Pillay-Sylvester for a Recruitment Pack – Pamela.PSylvester@steelandshamash.co.uk

 
 
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Job Advert: TV Edwards Solicitors LLP

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MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER

TV Edwards LLP is a growing and dynamic firm who currently have an opening within their Mental Health Team for a full time experienced mental health practitioner. Mental Health Panel membership is essential.

TV Edwards has a large mental health contract and the successful applicant will need experience in all aspects of running a mental health caseload to include conducting their own advocacy at tribunals, giving advice on people’s rights under the MHA. Experience in Court of Protection work will be an advantage as there is scope to expand this and other areas of work. Our team works closely together and supports each other’s work and so the right applicant must be a team player.

Applicants are required to have good organisational and administrative qualities together with excellent communication, interpersonal and IT skills. Hours – 9.30 – 5.30 Mon – Fri.

TV Edwards is Lexcel accredited.

Salary competitive. 23 days annual leave.

An application pack, application form and equality monitoring form can be downloaded from the website at http://www.tvedwards.com/site/careers/opportunities.

The closing date for applications is the 10th June 2016

Completed applications together with equality monitoring data must be sent by email to: Christine.woolfenden@tvedwards.com

TV Edwards is an equal opportunities employer

 
 
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