Job Advert: Irwin Mitchell LLP

Solicitor (Public Law, Various)

We currently have a vacancy for an experienced qualified Solicitor to work on health and social care judicial review cases and, Court of Protection welfare and serious medical treatment cases within our Public Law department in our Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle or Sheffield office on a 12 month fixed term contract.

IM and Public Law Department

IM’s Public Law Department is a leader in its field and offers really exciting opportunities to work alongside talented lawyers on high profile, cutting-edge cases – with some cases progressing up to the appellate and Supreme Court. Our current specialisms cover disputes in the health and welfare arena, civil liberties, education, regulatory/commercial judicial review and planning/environmental/local government fields. We have forged a national reputation for work on complex, sensitive cases and test cases. Our work regularly receives considerable media attention and we have a national reach.

We hold Legal Aid Agency contracts in public law, actions against the police/crime and community care. We are instructed by privately funded individuals, businesses, professional associations and institutions including national and local charities and other voluntary organisations.

Irwin Mitchell is passionate about the law and providing clients with the very best legal advice, and support during disputes. Our client care is second to none and this, underpinned by our promise to exceed client expectations, has helped the firm to grow to become one of the UK’s most successful, best-known and respected law firms. The firm and its lawyers are consistently recommended as leaders in the legal directories.

Today we employ over 2200 people in 10 UK city centre offices.

The Role

We are looking for a solicitor to focus on health and social care judicial review cases and Court of Protection welfare and serious medical treatment cases. . You will have the opportunity to work in a supportive team and alongside experienced and respected practitioners. We are the national leaders in Public Law services and have worked on a significant number of leading reported cases. We are regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor and national charities. Our lawyers have the opportunity to develop case law, raise our legal profile and give legal information talks.

Candidates with experience of and a reputation for generating regular referrals of cases in this field are encouraged to apply.

We are a growing business and would be interested to hear from senior individuals, or groups of practitioners, who are looking for new challenges in any of the public law fields.

The Attributes we are looking for

Successful candidates will have excellent client care skills and a sensitive and sympathetic understanding of clients’ needs. As a firm we are committed to protecting clients’ rights and the solicitor should have excellent communication skills in order to be able to work effectively with all types of people. Candidates will also be expected to have excellent analytical and organisational skills, be committed to teamwork, take a thorough approach to documenting their work, and have the ability to use their own initiative. The position would suit motivated individuals with intelligence, ambition, lateral thinking skills, sound judgment and confident business development skills.

The solicitor will work in a team under the supervision of a partner but, depending on experience, will be expected to take responsibility for handling a full caseload. Experience of supervising other team members work will be an advantage, but not essential. Experience of working with various funding models including legal aid and CFAs will be essential.

If you thrive on being busy and can adapt well to new challenges, then we will give you all the training and support you’ll need to help you succeed in these highly rewarding roles. You must be IT literate and attentive to detail, with proven expertise in client care. If you’re a self-motivated solicitor looking for an important role then we’d like to hear from you

The Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including pension, critical illness cover, health cash plan and death in service benefit.

How to Apply

Internal applicants will need to apply via MYHR – reference S190915/SOL.

To apply for this position please send us a copy of your CV and covering letter along with your salary expectations and quoting the reference number S190915/SOL to Jonathan Brett, Lead Resourcing Consultant at recruitment@irwinmitchell.com. Please state the vacancy reference number in the subject title of the e-mail.

Our preferred method for receipt of CVs is via e-mail, however if you are unable to apply using this method, please contact Jonathan Brett on 0161 838 3097.

Irwin Mitchell is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
 
 
 
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Job Advert: Abbotstone Law

Mental Health Panel Members – Abbotstone Law, London

Abbotstone Law is a specialist mental health and capacity practice based in Dulwich, South London run by four established legal practitioners.

We are looking to recruit new talent for our expanding firm.

Applications from members of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme and legal practitioners experienced in Court of Protection work are welcome.

Generous fee sharing consultancy agreements are available. Abbotstone Law offers consultants referrals, prompt payment, flexible working including use of our offices and training to support legal practitioners’ development.

Vacancies are available in the South & South East, the South West and Midlands and East of England.

To apply please contact Andrea Spyrou at andreas@abbotstonelaw.com
 
 
 
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Job Advert: Joseph Tily Solicitors

Joseph Tily Solicitors is an expanding firm with 5 offices across the UK.

We are seeking to employ full time Mental Health Lawyers to join our Mental Health team at our Chingford Office, London.

It is essential that applicants are members of the Law Society Mental Health Accreditation Scheme.

The applicant must have experience in representing clients detained under the Mental Health Act in addition to managing a full and challenging caseload.

Competitive salary and an opportunity to progress within the firm is available.

Applications through agents will NOT be accepted.

Please email: solicitors@josephtily.co.uk


Deadline for application: 5th October 2015
 
 
 
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Job Advert: O’Donnells Solicitors

MENTAL CAPACITY LAW

We are a small practice but we punch above our weight. We do this by aiming to be the best, not the biggest or covering the most categories of law. Our specialism is mental health and mental capacity law. To learn more about us, visit www.odonnells-solicitors.co.uk where you will be able to get a feel for who we are along with details of our notable cases.

We must stress that we are very busy and we expect high standards but if you have the vocation to specialise in Court of Protection work, have confidence in your ability and want to make your mark in a firm at the leading edge of developments, we would like to hear from you.

If you have a following it helps but is not essential as we have ample leads. Most important is a business sense to exploit our excellent reputation. Salary will be discussed with you at interview. Although based in Preston there is significant scope for remote working. This is a key appointment for us with early partnership prospects for the right person.

CV by email to: office@odonnells-solicitors.co.uk

 
 
 
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Job Advert: AGI Criminal Solicitors

Mental Health Solicitor

We are looking to recruit a MH Solicitor who is Accredited and has experience in MH cases. Also some Criminal Law experience will be desirable. To work in Manchester, salary negotiable. Would prefer somebody with a following.

If you are interested please email your CV to Yasmin Aslam, Principal Solicitor, at: fya@agicriminalsolicitors.co.uk.

 

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Job Advert: Irwin Mitchell

Solicitor (Public Law, Newcastle)

Due to the continued growth and expansion within our Public Law Department we are currently recruiting for an experienced qualified Solicitor to work in a specialist practice of community care judicial review and Court of Protection welfare and serious medical treatment cases.

IM and Public Law Department

IM’s Public Law Department is a leader in its field and offers really exciting opportunities to work alongside talented lawyers on high profile, cutting-edge cases – with a number of cases progressing up to the senior courts and Supreme Court. Our current specialisms cover disputes in the health and welfare arena, civil liberties, education, regulatory/commercial judicial review and planning/environmental/local government fields. We have forged a reputation for work on complex, sensitive cases, policy challenges and test cases. Our work regularly receives considerable media attention and we have a national reach.

We hold Legal Aid Agency contracts in public law, actions against the police/crime and community care. We are instructed by privately funded individuals, businesses, professional associations and institutions including national and local charities and other voluntary organisations. We have a number of clients of the firm serviced across our multidisciplinary practice. We are ranked a Tier 1 firm in the legal directories for our Court of Protection practice and a number of our lawyers are ranked as leading individuals in the directories.

Irwin Mitchell is passionate about the law and providing clients with the very best legal advice, and support during disputes. Our client care is second to none and this, underpinned by our promise to exceed client expectations, has helped the firm to grow to become one of the UK’s most successful, best-known and respected law firms.

Today we employ over 2200 people in 10 UK city centre offices. Our Newcastle office has a strong reputation in the region.

The Role

We are looking for a solicitor to focus on community care judicial review and Court of Protection welfare and serious medical treatment cases. Casework in this area includes judicial reviews, court of protection disputes and deprivation of liberty cases. You will have the opportunity to work in a supportive team and alongside experienced and respected practitioners. We are the national leaders in Public Law services and have worked on a significant number of leading reported cases. We are regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor and national charities. Our lawyers have the opportunity to develop case law, raise our legal profile and give legal information talks.

Candidates with experience of and a reputation for generating regular referrals of cases in this field and undertaking business development are encouraged to apply. Candidates who undertake their own advocacy or wish to develop the skills to do so are encouraged to apply.

We are a growing business and would be interested to hear from senior individuals, or groups of practitioners, who are looking for new challenges in any of the public law fields.

The Attributes we are looking for

Successful candidates will have excellent client care skills and a sensitive and sympathetic understanding of clients’ needs. As a firm we are committed to protecting clients’ rights and the solicitor should have excellent communication skills in order to be able to work effectively with all types of people. Candidates will also be expected to have excellent analytical and organisational skills, be committed to teamwork, take a thorough approach to documenting their work, and have the ability to use their own initiative. The position would suit motivated individuals with intelligence, ambition, lateral thinking skills, sound judgment and confident business development skills.

The solicitor will work in a team under the supervision of a partner but, depending on experience, will be expected to take responsibility for handling a full caseload. Experience of supervising other team members work will be an advantage, but not essential. Experience of working with various funding models including legal aid will be essential.

If you thrive on being busy and can adapt well to new challenges, then we will give you all the training and support you’ll need to help you succeed in these highly rewarding roles. You must be IT literate and attentive to detail, with proven expertise in client care. If you’re a self-motivated solicitor looking for an important role then we’d like to hear from you.

The Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including pension, critical illness cover, health cash plan and death in service benefit.

How to Apply

To apply for this position please send us a copy of your CV and covering letter along with your salary expectations and quoting the reference number N030915/SOL to Jonathan Brett, Lead Resourcing Consultant at recruitment@irwinmitchell.com. Please state the vacancy reference number in the subject title of the e-mail.

Our preferred method for receipt of CVs is via e-mail, however if you are unable to apply using this method, please contact Jonathan Brett on 0161 838 3097.

Please note that we are not accepting agency CVs for this position.

Irwin Mitchell is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
 
 
 
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Job Advert: Thaliwal & Co Solicitors

Panel Members

Thaliwal & Co Solicitors are seeking panel members to cover our Midlands & East and North contracts.

Full administrative and PA support will be provided by an experienced back office.

We retain a positive team working ethos and are LEXCEL accredited.

Competitive salary and an opportunity to progress within the Firm is available.

Please email ranjit@thaliwalsolicitors.co.uk to apply.

 
 
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Job Advert: Gledhill Solicitors

Gledhill Solicitors is a well-regarded, established and expanding mental health firm based in Brighton, with contracts with the LAA for delivery of mental health legal representation in the South/ South East, Midlands and East regions.

The firm operates a consultancy-based model, with excellent IT and administrative support, supervision and legal training given.

We are looking to engage the services of consultant mental health solicitors / legal executives for the South / South East region.

A proven ability to work both as part of a team and independently, along with significant experience of representation of patients detained under the Mental Health Act , including tribunal advocacy are essential skills.

Minimum requirements are 3 years PQE solicitor or FCiLEX and Law Society Mental Health Panel accreditation.

For informal discussion, please contact Louise Gledhill on 01273 719083

Please apply with CV and covering letter to louisegledhill@gledhillsolicitors.co.uk . Deadline for applications is 14 September 2015.

All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY AGENCIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

 
 
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Job Advert: Southerns Solicitors

Mental Health Caseworker (Panel Member)

Southerns Solicitors are looking for a Mental Health Solicitor/Caseworker for our busy Mental Health department.

We are LEXCEL accredited and proud to have achieved Silver Investors in People Status.

You will be required to represent and assist clients in mental health matters to include conduct of Tribunal hearings throughout the North West. Law Society Panel Membership essential.

Excellent prospects are available with salary commensurate with experience.

Please apply to ncronin@southernslaw.co.uk by 04 September 2015.
www.southernslaw.co.uk

All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY AGENCIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR THE ABOVE VACANCY.

 

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Job Advert: Albin & Co

We are seeking a solicitor with membership of the Law Society’s Mental Health Tribunal Approved Panel to join our expanding Mental Health Team.

A commitment to client care and the ability to work independently are crucial. Experience of Court of Protection work would be an advantage.

We have offices in Reading, Essex and Swindon. The successful candidate would be based in Reading, although some travel would be required.

We offer a competitive salary, a friendly environment and flexible working.

Please apply with a covering letter and CV to nicolagordelier@acsolicitors.co.uk and chrisalbin@acsolicitors.co.uk in the first instance.