Job Advert: Switalskis Solicitors

Accredited mental health representative
Yorkshire-based, Lexcel-accredited, Switalskis Solicitors LTD has a vacancy for an accredited mental health representative to join our highly regarded well established Mental Health team based at our Head office in Wakefield City Centre.

The successful candidate must have experience in Tribunal advocacy and be an accredited Law Society MH Tribunal Panel member with a good grasp of the LAA mental health contract.

As the role will cover a wide area, a full driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential.

We do not wish to enter into consultancy arrangements.

Mental health law and community care law paralegal
We are also looking for a paralegal to join the team (based in York), in order to assist Michael Kennedy (head of our Mental Health and Court of Protection departments) with a range of cases involving: mental health law; capacity law; community care law and public law.

Some basic information about the firm and our benefits package
Switalskis Solicitors LTD is a relatively large firm consisting of over 260 staff with offices in 13 Yorkshire locations. We offer some services over a regional basis and some over a national basis.

Our services span a range, including: clinical negligence; housing; family; crime; conveyancing; wills and probate, as well as the services referred to above. We have successfully taken cases to the all levels, including to the European Court of Human Rights and our cases are regularly published in various law reports as well as the media.

We have a very strong record in developing our staff and have very good levels of support for our fee earners.

We are proud to confirm that as well as working with some of the most experienced and skilled lawyers and legal support staff across Yorkshire, new employees at Switalskis may enjoy a range of fantastic staff benefits, including:

  • Group Life Assurance Scheme – 4 x gross annual salary
  • Group Income Protection – applicable after 26 weeks of absence
  • Group Critical Illness – 1 x gross annual salary
  • Bupa Wellbeing Plan (including membership for up to 4 children)
  • Membership of Perkbox, a staff reward/voucher scheme
  • Contractual Sick Pay entitlement
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rated)
  • Additional ½ day holiday for Christmas Eve and New Years’ Eve
  • Child care voucher scheme
  • Flexible working hours
  • 10% top up on maternity pay for first 6 weeks of Statutory Maternity Leave
  • Recruitment bonus payments
  • Remote working flexibility (role dependant)
  • Parking (role dependant)
  • Company mobile phone and iPad (role dependant)

If you believe you are the right fit for either role, please send your cv to our HR Manager, Miss M Paga, at michelle.paga@switalskis.com or by post to Miss M Paga, NU House, 24 High Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2LR.

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Job Advert: Peter Edwards Law

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We are offering some excellent opportunities to join our highly regarded well established niche firm based in Hoylake in our expanding Mental Health Tribunal and Court of Protection departments.  We are based at Hoylake on the Wirral but represent clients in several areas including North and mid Wales.

PARALEGAL or SOLICITOR – TRIBUNAL DEPARTMENT

Recruiting for an experienced fee earner with good technical knowledge and have an eye for detail.  This role comes with excellent prospects for progression.  The successful candidate must have:

  • Experience in Tribunal advocacy
  • Accredited Law Society MH Tribunal Panel membership
  • Knowledge of LAA contracts
  • A full driving licence and access to a vehicle
  • Experience of MCA, COP and Community Care desirable but not essential

PARALEGAL – TRIBUNAL DEPARTMENT

We are seeking a determined Paralegal to join an already established team to assist in the preparation of tribunals.  For those aiming at qualification, you will ideally have completed your LPC and will be looking for progression.  This role has the potential of a future training contract.

  • Some knowledge of MHA would be desirable but not essential
  • A full driving licence and access to a vehicle

PARALEGAL or SOLICITOR – COURT OF PROTECTION (HEALTH AND WELFARE AND DOLS) DEPARTMENT

Recruiting for an experienced Court of Protection Solicitor or Paralegal to join a busy and expanding team.  There could be room to develop Private Client work in Wills and Probate.  It would therefore be beneficial if the candidate had experience covering Court of Protection matters and some general Private Client work.

  • Experience of working within MCA/COP
  • Knowledge of LAA contract would be preferable
  • A full driving licence and access to a vehicle
  • Experience of MHA and Community Care work preferable

PARALEGAL – COURT OF PROTECTION (HEALTH AND WELFARE AND DOLS) DEPARTMENT

We are also recruiting for a dynamic Paralegal to join our COP department.  For those aiming at qualification, you will ideally have completed your LPC and will be looking for progression. This role has the potential of a future training contract.

  • Some knowledge of MHA and Community Care would be useful but not essential
  • A full driving licence and access to a vehicle

All of the above positions are permanent and full-time.  Salaries will be based on experience.

To apply for any of the roles please send your current CV and a brief covering letter addressing your suitability to:

lisabolton@peteredwardslaw.com
 
 
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Job Advert: Conroys Solicitors LLP

Mental Health Tribunal Case Worker – Truro, Cornwall

Conroys Solicitors LLP have a vacancy for a Case Worker, ideally a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme who is able to represent clients in the Mental Health Tribunal immediately. We will also consider applicants who are not yet accredited but have a commitment to this area of work.

The position is permanent and full- time (but applications for part-time will be considered).

Conroys Solicitors LLP are a specialist Mental Health and Mental Capacity practice based in Cornwall.

Salary will be dependent on experience.

To apply please send your C.V. and a covering letter/email to econroy@conroys-solicitors.uk

 

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Job Advert: Butler and Co Solicitors

Mental Health and/or Court of Protection case workers urgently sought – based in Taunton, Somerset.

Butler and Co Solicitors is a busy and well regarded legal aid practice specialising in Mental Health and Court of Protection law. Based in Taunton, Somerset, we cover cases throughout England and Wales, but the majority of our work is in the south west region.

We are now looking to recruit one solicitor/caseworker for our Mental Health team and/or one solicitor/caseworker for our Court of Protection team. Applications in respect of each position are invited accordingly.

A job description for each position can be supplied upon request. Please note that Mental Health panel accredited membership would be a distinct advantage in relation to the Mental Health team position, and a driving licence would be essential for each. Salary will be competitive and will be determined by experience.

Applications and requests for job descriptions should be sent by email to: mpb@butler-solicitors.co.uk

 

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Job Advert: Grahame Stowe Bateson

Graham Stowe Bateson solicitors seek an accredited mental health fee earner/solicitor to join our experienced and respected Mental Health Team. We are a Leeds and Harrogate firm but also provide representation in the north-west in and around Manchester. A vacancy has arisen in this area. The successful applicant can work remotely from an office base in Bury. The successful applicant will be panel accredited and preferably be qualified to fulfil a supervisory role too. Experience of MCA and COP work would be beneficial. The successful applicant will be familiar with LAA contractual requirements. A full driving licence is required.

Salary is dependent on experience.

Please email your cv with a covering letter to: mhurwood@gsbsolicitors.com

NO AGENCY APPLICATIONS

 

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Job Advert: Irwin Mitchell

Paralegal (Public Law & Human Rights, London)
We are currently recruiting for a Paralegal within our Public Law & Human Rights Department within our London office.

The Company
Irwin Mitchell is passionate about the law and in providing our clients with the very best legal advice and guidance.

We believe in putting our clients first. 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 and respected law firms.

Today we employ over 2800 people in 15 UK offices.

The Department
IM’s Public Law & Human Rights Department is a leader in its fields and offers really exciting opportunities to work in a successful team. There will be opportunities to develop and work on high profile, cutting-edge cases with some cases progressing up to the appellate courts including the Supreme Court and the European courts. Our current specialisms cover disputes in education, health and welfare, civil liberties, planning/environmental and general public law/judicial review fields and we have forged a reputation for work on test cases. Our work regularly receives considerable media attention and we have a national reach.

We hold Legal Aid Agency contracts and 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 about providing clients with the very best legal advice, and support. 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.

We have public law teams in Cambridge, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield.

The Role
We are looking for a Paralegal to assist on health, social care, welfare law (including mental capacity / court of protection), education and/or civil liberties and actions against the police cases within the London office.

Paralegal experience would be an advantage especially within Public Law, however this is not essential.

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 post holder should have good 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. This position would suit motivated individuals with intelligence, ambition, lateral thinking skills and sound judgment.

As a paralegal you will work with solicitors/FILEX on their case load.

If you thrive on being busy and can adapt well to new challenges, then we’ll 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.

The Benefits
In addition to your competitive basic salary we have an exciting benefits package including a contributory pension scheme, critical illness cover, health cash plan, death in service, discounted legal services, 25 days hols (this increases with length of service), discounted online shopping, season ticket loans, childcare vouchers.

Additional Information
Feel free to contact Ian Miles – Lead Resourcing Consultant if you have any further questions relating to the role.

The reference code for this role is Z120617/PARA

Please note we are not accepting agency CVs for this role.

Follow us on Twitter @WorkatIM

Irwin Mitchell is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

 

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Job Advert: various roles, London-based firm

We are a well established and reputable London based firm with a thriving mental health department. We pride ourselves in providing a quality service which has seen a continuous increase in demand for our services over the years.
 
We are committed to training and developing our staff and offering a progressive career package. We also offer flexible working arrangements. The key to our success is the investment we make in our staff.
 
We have the following roles open for recruitment:
 
Mental Health Panel Accredited caseworkers with a starting salary of £24,000 pa
 
Mental Health Panel Accredited Solicitors with a starting salary between £30,000 to £45,000 dependant on experience and qualifications.
 
Mental Health Panel Accredited Fee Earners to join us on a consultancy basis, with a very generous profit sharing package.
 
Mental Capacity Fee Earner to join us on a consultant basis, with a very generous profit sharing package.  
 
It would be advantageous for Applicants with their own following, although not necessary.
 
All interested applicants should email their CV and covering letter to : recruitmentlaw@mail.com
 
 

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Job Advert: Ben Hoare Bell

MENTAL HEALTH SOLICITOR

Award winning North East Firm seeks Solicitor to practice predominantly in Mental Health work.

We are looking for a full time Mental Health Solicitor to join the team in our Newcastle upon Tyne office.

The successful candidate must be a member of the Law Society Mental Health accreditation scheme.

The successful applicant may also be required to practice in Court of Protection work. However experience in this area is not essential.

Salary commensurate with experience.

For full job description visit: www.benhoarebell.co.uk/vacancies

To apply please send a CV and cover letter to Rachel Floyd – applicants@benhoarebell.co.uk or 47 John Street, Sunderland, SR1 1QU.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 31st July 2017.

 

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Job Advert: Steel & Shamash

Position: Court of Protection Solicitor
Hours: Full time and Permanent

Steel & Shamash Solicitors are looking to recruit a Court of Protection Solicitor with significant experience of Health & Welfare matters.

You will have an excellent understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and will be experienced in handling a complex caseload of Court of Protection Health & Welfare matters.

You will have a strong reputation within this legal sector. You will have an excellent understanding of developments in the law in relation to issues concerning Deprivation of Liberty and Mental Capacity whilst also having a working knowledge of Community Care Law and the principles of Public Law as they apply to work in the Court of Protection.

Prime Responsibilities:
• Manage own caseload of files to include:-
– Section 16 MCA cases concerning Residence, Care, Contact, Sexual Relations and Medical Treatment issues;
– Section 21A MCA appeals challenging Deprivations of Liberty.
• Work with clients who have a learning disability as well as clients with mental health issues.
• Take an active role in business development for the department and particularly for Court of Protection Health & Welfare work.

Essential Requirements:
• Specialise in Court of Protection Health & Welfare work (experience more important than PQE)
• Excellent organisational and & communication skills
• Ability to build good working relationships with members of the team and clients
• Ability to build relationships with other professionals and third parties
• Ability to work under pressure
• Professionalism

The successful candidate must be hard working, flexible and willing to build good working relationships as part of a team and have excellent people and IT skills.

Please email your CV with a covering letter to: catherine.bekoe-tabiri@steelandshamash.co.uk

 

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Job Advert: Abbotstone Law


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

. Mental Capacity consultant solicitors nationally who possess a sound understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and who are experienced in handling a complex case load of Court of Protection health and welfare matters.

. Mental Health consultant solicitors in the South East of England, South West of England and Midlands and the East of England. All applicants must be members of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme.

We are very proud of our dedicated and highly competent team who operate under a consultancy model in a collegiate environment.

Our consultants are provided with administrative support, supervision and training to further their career development.

We are looking for consultants to join us immediately. If you have a following it helps, but this is not essential.

Consultancy work offers flexibility in the work place with the opportunity for excellent remuneration.

To apply, please send your application with brief CV for the attention of Kate Luscombe at the following e-mail address: Katel@abbotstonelaw.com

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