Job Advert: Thaliwal & Veja Solicitors

We are a well established and reputable firm seeking a solicitor to join our specialist Court of Protection department in Leicester. You will be part of a growing and progressive team that undertakes a large volume of publically funded matters, representing both P and family members. We receive instructions from PPR’s, the Official Solicitor and individuals on all aspects of Health and Welfare matters.

The successful candidate will be experienced in Court of Protection proceedings and manage their own caseload with the support of a great team. You must be passionate and have a genuine interest in working in this area of law, we are a client-focused firm. You will also be involved in the development and progression of the department and be part of the continued growth.

This is a full time and permanent position. A full driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential. Salary is dependent on experience.

If you would like an informal discussion or further information, please contact Rakesh Veja.

Please email covering letter and CV to rakesh@thaliwalveja.co.uk.

Closing Date: 24th January 2020.

 

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Job Advert: Elisabeth Dean Solicitors

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced Mental Health Solicitor.

We are a small, growing practice in Bristol with a substantial Legal Aid Contract.

We are looking for someone who can advise and represent our clients and/or their families on Mental Health Law and Mental Capacity Law.

The ideal candidate needs to be focused on looking after our clients and delivering the Legal Aid Agency Contract Requirements.

You must have the appropriate Law Society Accreditations and Supervisor Status.

Highly competitive salary and bonus system based on results.

Come and talk to us at 0117 9550777 or send us an email at lis@elisabethdeansolicitors.com.

 

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Job Advert: odonnells solicitors

There are two vacancies at odonnells solicitors, Preston:

1. Court of Protection fee earner.

We are seeking an experienced Court of Protection solicitor, legal executive or other fee earner to join our Court of Protection welfare team, primarily dealing with court applications under s.16 and s.21A of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

A knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act, Legal Aid Agency requirements and the ability to undertake a caseload with minimal supervision are desirable.

For the right candidate, there are opportunities to progress within the firm to more senior and management positions.

2. Paralegal to support Court of Protection and Mental Health teams.

We are recruiting additional paralegals, to support our mental health and Court of Protection teams, both at introductory, and more advanced levels.

For candidates who already have a law degree, and some experience of working in a solicitor’s office, there is an opportunity to progress quickly to the position of trainee solicitor.  There is also an opportunity for those who do not have such qualifications and experience, but do have a willingness to learn and interest in providing PA type support to other members of the team.  Extensive training will be provided.

For both positions:

Both vacancies arise due to further expansion within the team and we will consider candidates looking for full-time and part-time positions. 

In order to succeed at odonnells solicitors it is essential to have a genuine interest in supporting the needs and rights of vulnerable individuals, who may have complex mental health needs; and an understanding of the importance of being part of a team.  The successful candidates will need good communication skills, familiarity with use of computer systems, and a calm and level-headed approach under pressure. 

Salary dependent upon level of experience and qualifications. 

Interviews will be at our office in Preston.  Applications should be by email with CV attached, addressed to our director, Philippa Curran and sent to the following email address: office@odonnells-solicitors.co.uk

Closing date for applications – 17 January 2020

 

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Job Advert: Mackintosh Law

SOLICITOR – COURT OF PROTECTION (WELFARE)
We are a friendly specialist legal aid practice with a national reputation located near London Bridge. We advise and represent disabled people in welfare and hybrid proceedings under the Mental Capacity Act in the Court of Protection as well as advising in community care law. We are regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor. We have contracts with the Legal Aid Agency in community care and public law and are Lexcel accredited.

Our clients are some of the most vulnerable in society, and need the assistance, support and protection of top quality lawyers. You can make a real difference utilising your legal and interpersonal skills within a friendly and highly driven firm with a national reputation for excellence.

We are seeking a full time solicitor (2 + years PQE) to join our mental capacity team to work alongside Nicola Mackintosh QC (Hon) and our trainees undertaking complex and strategic casework in the Court of Protection.

You will preferably have experience in health and welfare cases in the Court of Protection and be a current legal aid supervisor or be eligible to meet the supervisor requirements in either community care or public law or both.

What is most important is your drive and hunger for the work that we do. We will also consider candidates who show they have transferable skills, want a challenge and would like to take their career in a different and exciting direction. We will provide the support to make that happen.

Salary: competitive, according to experience

All applications are to be made via our applications pack – please email recruitment@macklaw.co.uk or write to Mark Slade, 103 Borough High Street, London SE1 1NL to request a pack.

Closing date: 2 January 2020 but early applications received by 4pm on 16 December 2019 will be considered with a view to interviews taking place before the festive period.

Mackintosh Law is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

 

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Job Advert: Irwin Mitchell


Solicitor/Legal Executive (Public Law & Human Rights, Sheffield)

We are currently looking for a Solicitor or Qualified Legal Executive to work within our Public Law & Human Rights department based in our Sheffield office.

IM’s Public Law and Human Rights Department is a leader in its fields and offers exciting opportunities to work in a successful team. There will be opportunities to develop and work on varied, interesting and cutting-edge cases with some cases which develop the law and progressing up to the appellate courts including the Supreme Court and some high profile cases reported in the media and. We are committed to using the law as a vehicle to achieve social justice for our clients. We are ranked in a number of categories in the legal directories and for Court of Protection work as Tier 1.

Our current specialisms cover advisory work and litigation disputes in the areas of judicial review, community care law, medical treatment disputes and health and welfare cases in the Court of Protection. We have forged a national reputation for work on test cases and our work regularly receives considerable media attention and produces reported legal judgements. We have strong reputation along with a national reach. We operate within a supportive department that has proven experience and expertise in this area of law.

We hold Legal Aid Agency contracts in public law and community care law and are also 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 in 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.

We have Public Law and Human Rights teams in Cambridge, Birmingham, Bristol, London, and Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds, Southampton and Sheffield and an enviable reputation as leaders in the field.

• Varied responsibilities, including taking instructions from and advising clients, undertaking legal research, preparing pleadings, witness statements, applications and bundles, liaising with experts, attending conferences with Counsel, clients and experts, obtaining evidence to support clients’ cases, and prosecuting cases through to settlement meeting or trial, if necessary.

• Achieving own time-recording and fee income targets. Attaining required Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours to comply with Law Society Regulations, where appropriate.

• Managing a challenging case-load with full conduct of clients’ matters from inception to completion.

• Assisting more senior fee earners on all aspects of high value and complex cross-jurisdictional cases.

• Keeping up to date with changes in relevant law and practice and attending training events to ensure application of up to date legal knowledge and best practice.

• Contributing to relevant practice development initiatives and events to promote and develop the firm’s practice.

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed applicants, who can demonstrate that they will thrive on working in a busy environment. Individuals with experience in education law or family law may also consider they have transferable skills to join our team.

Candidates will need to have excellent client care and communication skills, as the role will involve assisting with client communication and liaising with other professionals. The successful candidate will need to show that they can cope well under pressure and maintain excellent time management skills, with the ability to multi-task and keep to tight deadlines.

In addition to a 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’ holiday (this increases with length of service), discounted online shopping, season ticket loans, childcare vouchers.

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.

Irwin Mitchell is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Job Advert: Appleman Legal

Appleman Legal is an established London based firm delivering specialist legal services in Mental Health Law, Court of Protection, Family and Childcare Law.

We pride ourselves in delivering an excellent service to all our clients which in turn has resulted in continuous increase in demand for our legal services over the years and some landmark cases.

Paralegal
We are looking for an experienced paralegal to join our thriving Mental Health Law and Court of Protection departments in our North London office. The candidate will need to share our passion for access to justice and show an interest in this area of law. Membership of the Law Society Mental Health Accreditation Scheme and a driving licence would be an advantage.

This position will lead to a Training Contract if the candidate meets the relevant criteria. Appleman Legal fully support the training and development of all its paralegals in their career pathway.

Salary will be competitive and determined by the candidate’s level of experience.

Consultants
We would also welcome applications from Law Society Mental Health accredited members and Court of Protection practitioners to join our existing team on a competitive fee sharing arrangement. Client following is essential.

A detailed job description for each position is available on request.

Interested candidates should send their C.V. and a covering letter to info@applemanlegal.com.

Closing date: 31st December 2019

 

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Job Advert: Abbotts Martin Solicitors

Trainee Solicitor Required

We are seeking a member of the Mental Health Accreditation Scheme for our expanding mental health department in London. The successful candidate will be committed to mental health law and excellent client care.

We are able to offer a varied case-load including non-restricted work and restricted work from low to high security. We offer a friendly and flexible working environment. The training contract would commence after successful completion of the probationary period.

Additionally, experience of Housing law would be an advantage but not essential.

Please apply with CV and covering letter to info@abbottsmartin.com.

Deadline: 18th December 2019. Interviews will be held early January 2020.

 
 
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Job Advert: Ramsdens Solicitors

Ramsdens Solicitors are an award winning, Legal 500 recommended full service law firm. With offices across Yorkshire we offer the full spectrum of legal services for individuals and businesses throughout the region and beyond. We are incredibly proud to be awarded Yorkshire Legal Awards, Law Firm of the Year: Medium for the fourth time and believe our people are our greatest asset.

We are currently looking to recruit a 2+ years PQE (those with less experience may be considered) to join our expanding Mental Health Law team at our central Leeds office. You will have responsibility for a mixed caseload consisting of Mental Health and Court of Protection Health & Welfare matters.

You must be a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme. Candidates meeting the LAA supervisor status requirements preferred. This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to further their career and step into a supervisory role.

Must have a full UK driving license and use of own vehicle.

Salary will be competitive and dependent on experience. The firm offers a benefits package, as well as realistic opportunities for development and progression.

Please send your CV and covering letter to kirsty.triplett@ramsdens.co.uk

 

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Job Advert: CJCH Solicitors

Solicitor – Mental Health Law

CJCH Solicitors is a multi-award winning legal practice serving clients across Wales and South West England. We are excited to be offering a new opportunity to expand our Mental Health Law team.

The successful candidate must be a current member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme.

  • Preferably 2+ years PQE (but open to all experience levels)
  • Will be required to undertake advocacy at Mental Health Tribunals / Hospital Manager’s across Wales and the South West of England
  • Expected to manage their own caseload
  • An existing client base would be advantageous
  • A full UK driving license and use of own vehicle
  • Salary negotiable on experience

Open to non-solicitor candidates who are accredited, Mental Health Act panel members.

Base office is flexible across any of our practice offices in South Wales.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract, Permanent

Salary: £33,000 to £42,000 /year (dependant on experience)

Potential candidates may apply by submitting their CV and cover letter to recruitment@cjch.co.uk

 

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Job Advert: Albin & Co

We are seeking a mental health accredited panel member to join our expanding department. Supervisor status would be an advantage.

We are a friendly firm that prides itself on our client care and good reputation. We are able to offer a varied case-load including non-restricted work and restricted work from low to high security.

The right candidate will have experience in running files independently to a good standard and in accordance with LAA requirements.

Part time and flexible work considered. Admin support offered.

A full driving license is essential.

Please send CV and covering letter to clarebrown@albinandco.co.uk in the first instance.

Application deadline: 12/12/2019

 

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