Job Advert: Steel & Shamash

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Steel & Shamash, a highly reputable and friendly firm, are advertising for the following positions within its Mental Health Department based in London Waterloo.

Paralegal Position
Initially this role will be to support the supervisor in the department. This will involve both client-facing work and file management. This position is with a view to support the applicant in becoming a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Panel Accreditation which will be funded by the firm.

The applicant will need to be organised, hard working with a commitment to representing vulnerable clients and have excellent communication skills. Previous positions in mental health law is desirable but not essential if transferable knowledge and skill set can be demonstrated.

Mental Health Panel Accredited Fee Earner
We seek a fee earner who is already a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Panel Accreditation. The applicant will need experience in all aspects of mental health work. Commitment and experience in representing patients at the Tribunal in both civil and forensic cases under the Mental Health Act is essential. You will be expected to build and maintain your own caseload. This position is open to both newly qualified and/or experienced fee earners.

Applications
Steel & Shamash is ranked highly in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. The firm is committed to mental health law and has a well established reputation. It is a leading multi-disciplined firm which includes mental capacity, community care, children, family and criminal law as well as a thriving private practice.
Competitive salaries including 25 days annual leave.

If you are interested please send your CV with a covering letter to the firm’s practice manager, Catherine Bekoe-Tabiri: catherine.bekoe-tabiri@steelandshamash.co.uk

Closing date: Monday 10th October 2016 at 10am.

 
 
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Job Advert: Mind

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Lawyer
Salary of £36,541 pa (if based in Nantgarw, South Wales) or £39,053 pa (if based in Stratford, London)
35 hours per week, fixed term for 6 months
Nantgarw, South Wales
Ref: 16-74

We are looking for a lawyer to join us for a fixed period of 6 months to supervise the legal advice and information delivered by Mind’s Legal Line. Based in South Wales, the Legal Line provides advice and information to people with mental health problems, their families and carers, on the Mental Health Act 1983, the Mental Capacity Act 2005, human rights law, disability discrimination and the provision of community care services. You must be a qualified solicitor or barrister entitled to hold a practising certificate and have detailed knowledge and practical experience of at least one of these areas of law. The role may suit a newly qualified solicitor or barrister wishing to broaden their expertise or a lawyer seeking a secondment opportunity.

Closing date: Midday on 19th September 2016

To apply please visit www.mind.org.uk/jobs

Mind is an equal opportunities employer.
 
 
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Job Advert: Trinity Solicitors

We are currently looking to recruit experienced Mental Health lawyers to join our expanding Mental Health Team. Membership of the Law Society Mental Health Accreditation Panel Scheme is essential. In addition, candidates would have proven track record of client retention and fee earning. Any experience/interest in Court of Protection work is desirable.

We offer a friendly and flexible working environment. Salary is negotiable, depending on experience. Fee sharing arrangement available for candidates who prefer this. (Part time candidates will also be considered).

If you are interested, please email your CV with a covering letter to abi@trinitysolicitors.com

 
 
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Job Advert: Otten Penna Solicitors

We are currently looking to recruit a Full time Mental Health Panel member to join our experienced, forward thinking and friendly department based in the Northwest. The candidate will need to provide specialist advice and representation in relation to all aspects of mental health law including assisting clients in disputed cases arising in Court Of Protection matters.

Ideally you will have experience in a broad range of public funded mental health law representing both restricted and unrestricted clients. Experience/interest in Court of Protection work would be an advantage.

Salary negotiable depending on experience.

We will also consider suitably qualified part time candidates.

Please email your CV with a covering letter to caz.shaw@ottenpenna.co.uk

 
 
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Job Advert: Abbotstone Law

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

    · Mental Health consultant solicitors in the south west. All applicants must be members of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation scheme.

    · Mental Capacity consultant solicitors nationally.

We operate a consultancy model in a collegiate environment where you will be provided with support, supervision and training to support your career development.

To apply, please contact Kate Luscombe on 020 3735 1999 or via e-mail at katel@abbotstonelaw.com.

 
 
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Job Advert: Creighton & Partners Solicitors

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Central London solicitors specialising in family and mental health wish to recruit a Solicitor to join our Mental Health team.

We are looking for a candidate with good communication, IT and interpersonal skills and an ability to manage own caseload and / or work with minimal supervision. Membership of the Law Society Mental Health Panel is essential. Welfare COP and forensic experience would also be desirable.

Competitive salary according to experience.

Please forward CVs to: tracy.woodland@creighton.co.uk

Closing date is Friday 26 August.
 
 
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Job Advert: GT Stewart Solicitors & Advocates

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Community Care Supervising Solicitor

We are currently recruiting a solicitor with at least 3 years post qualified experience to supervise our community care team based in London. Candidates must be competent in all areas of community care law and have a passion for representing vulnerable clients. The candidate must be familiar with legal aid funding criteria. We are offering a competitive salary and opportunities for progression within this expanding and dynamic department within the firm.

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: John Fowlers, Mental Health Panel Member

Experienced Mental Health Panel Member required to join our busy and thriving Mental Health department. Salary negotiable dependent on experience.

Please send CV and covering letter to:

Karen Morovic
HR Partner
John Fowlers Solicitors
Town Hall Chambers
St Runwald Street
Colchester CO1 1DS

or e-mail Karen@johnfowlers.co.uk

 
 
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Job Advert: John Fowlers, Mental Health Paralegal

Mental Health Paralegal required to join our busy Mental Health department. Experience of Mental Health sign-ups essential and Mental Health costing desirable. Salary negotiable dependent on experience.

Please send CV and covering letter to:

Karen Morovic
HR Partner
John Fowlers Solicitors
Town Hall Chambers
St Runwald Street
Colchester CO1 1DS

or e-mail Karen@johnfowlers.co.uk

 
 
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Job Advert: TV Edwards

MENTAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT

TV Edwards LLP has two positions open within its Mental Health Department in Whitechapel. 

Mental Health Panel Accredited Fee Earner

We seek an experienced fee earner who is already a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Panel Accreditation. You will need experience in all aspects of mental health work including representing patients detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act. You will be expected to build and maintain your own caseload.

Paralegal Position

A paralegal is needed to support fee earners within the department to help with growth and organisation. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work closely with senior fee earners with a view to becoming a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Panel Accreditation. 

Both candidates will be organised, hard working team players. Full training and supervision will be provided on all work you will be expected to undertake. There will be an element of billing and general administration attached to the role. You will need strong administrative qualities together with excellent communication, interpersonal and IT skills. 

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. Market leaders in legal sector IT infrastructure systems and billing, we offer excellent support and training opportunities acknowledged in our Lexcel accreditation and Investors in People awards.

Hours – 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Mon – Fri. Salary Competitive. 23 days annual leave.

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

Completed applications must be sent by email to: – christine.woolfenden@tvedwards.com

TV Edwards is an equal opportunities employer
 
 
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