Job Advert: Hunt & Coombs Solicitors

Our Mental Health Team is respected for its high quality representation in the East Anglia area. The Team currently comprises of 4 Mental Health Panel Member solicitors and is looking to expand. We have an excellent reputation in the market place and are confident that we can provide you with high quality work and a friendly supportive working environment where you can thrive. You will work within an experienced team and as such you will be provided with the support and training that you need to progress.

We are currently looking for dynamic, committed and highly driven Mental Health Solicitor, who has expertise in Mental Health Law to provide specialist advice, assistance and representation in relation to all aspects of Mental Health Law, including assisting clients in disputed cases arising in the Court of Protection.

Key Skills Required
The successful Mental Health Solicitor must demonstrate passion and experience in a broad range of public funded Mental Health Law. You will be a professional with a pro-active approach, have excellent client care skills and the ability to successfully market the Firm and generate new business.

Registration with the Law Society as a Mental Health Panel member is essential. It is a requirement that candidates must have a clean, valid Practising Certificate at the time of applying.

On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package, along with a firm who has a progressive and proactive approach to training and career progression and a friendly yet professional working environment.

Send a copy of your CV together with a covering letter to Tracey Caple, HR Manager at our Head Office in Peterborough or by email to


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Job Advert: Jefferies Essex LLP Solicitors

A well-established Essex firm based at Southend-on-Sea with a busy Mental Health Department wish to recruit a Mental Health Panel Member with LAA Supervisor status or someone able to immediately apply for Supervisor Status in order to expand its capacity in this area of work.

The candidate will be require an ability to manage their own caseload and also work as a member of a team.

Competitive salary according to experience.

CVs to Glen Bartlett at

Closing date: 13th November 2015

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Job Advert: Roebucks Solicitors

Roebucks Solicitors is a well-established firm with four offices based in East Lancashire, and we are currently seeking to recruit a fee earner who has experience in either mental health law or mental health capacity law.

We offer a competitive salary, 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. For experienced candidates who hold the Degree and LPC, there may be the opportunity of a Training Contract in due course, subject to performance and suitability.

The successful candidate would be expected to obtain accreditation to the Law Society’s approved panel of MHT solicitors (if not already a panel member).

Candidates should have excellent time management skills and the ability to work in a fast paced environment.

Experience of using computerised systems, including case management, digital dictation and voice recognition is desirable but full training will be given.

Please email your CV with covering letter to our Head of Department, Gina Steele:

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities.


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Job Advert: Trinity Solicitors

We require Fee Sharing Lawyers and Case Workers to join our Mental Health Law Team.

Are you a lawyer or case worker with your own client following or portfolio of clients or do you have the ability to develop the same? Are you looking to fee share? We would like to hear from you.

We are an expanding forward thinking law practice located in Stratford London. We are also a Lexcel accredited firm.

We are looking for candidates 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 essential, but not compulsory.

Generous commission and flexible working arrangements in a supportive and friendly environment where the pursuit of excellence is valued and rewarded. Partnership prospects for the right candidates.
Trainee Solicitors also required. Applicants must have a minimum of 1-2 years’ experience of working in a law office environment or firm. Competitive salary and an opportunity to progress within the firm is available.

Application in confidence by CV with a covering letter to: Abi Sanni, TRINITY SOLICITORS, 61a West Ham Lane London E15 4PH; or by Email to:

Closing Date for Applications: 4th December 2015
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Job Advert: Burke Niazi

Solicitor / Paralegal

Burke Niazi is a well-established firm in mental health law and we currently have a vacancy within our Mental Health department (London office) for a solicitor or a paralegal.

Previous experience in mental health law is essential. The successful applicant will receive full training towards accredited membership of the Law Society Mental Health Scheme, but it is an advantage if you are already a member of the Scheme. To apply please e mail your CV and a covering letter to Harriet Kaiser –


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Job Advert: Burke Niazi

Consultant Solicitors

Burke Niazi is a well-established firm in mental health law and we currently have an opening within our Mental Health Department for Consultant solicitors for our Midlands and East Region and North of England Contracts.

We are currently looking to recruit experienced Mental Health Consultant solicitors for both areas. Ideally, the successful candidates will be located in the Midlands or the North of England. We offer competitive fee-sharing rates and successful applicants will have the ability to manage their own caseloads and will benefit from the use of office space and admin support from Burke Niazi, in conjunction with Switalskis Solicitors.

Please contact Sarah Burke on Mobile: 07966 482 008 for more information or send your CV and a covering letter to Harriet Kaiser at



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Job Advert: Bison Solicitors

Two Full-Time Positions Available 

We are a civil liberties and human rights law firm, with a particular focus on mental health and mental capacity law.

We are currently recruiting for experienced mental health fee earners for our Farnham and London offices. You must have a minimum 12 months experience in Mental Health Appeal work. Panel membership would be ideal but not essential.

We offer a supportive working environment and a real opportunity for career progression with the firm and to be part of a growing business.

Application by CV and covering letter to



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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 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
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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:

Deadline for application: 5th October 2015
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