Job Advert: Pickwick Solicitors

PICKWICK SOLICITORS

SEEKING SUPERVISORS AND CONSULTANTS

Consultants
We are seeking consultants with their own client following. Would suit solicitors looking to work from home.

Superb fee sharing arrangements. 20%/80% fee sharing up to £50,000, 15/85% thereafter.

Supervisor
This would be an employed position. Salary negotiable.

Pickwick Solicitors
We are based in London Fields, Hackney. At present we a criminal firm only but we have been granted a civil contract in actions against public authorities, family law and public law.

In mental health we have been granted a contract in the South and South East areas.

For further information please call Hazel on 020 8502 9398 or 07912347048 or email info@pickwicksolicitors.co.uk

 

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Job Advert: Sternberg Reed

Sternberg Reed are one of the largest law firms in East London and Essex, with offices in Barking, Romford and Grays. We are Lexcel accredited and recognised by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, as being leaders in several fields. A number of the firm’s lawyers are also ranked individually as experts in their area of law.

Due to continued growth we are looking to recruit a Paralegal to join our very busy Mental Health Department, based in Grays to provide support and assist the fee earners in the preparation and conduct of cases.

You will have a strong academic background with 2.1 law degree or above but most importantly you must display an enthusiasm to work in this are of law.

The duties will include but are not limited to:

• Attending clients at hospitals to take initial instructions;
• Attending clients where appropriate to do so of relevant matters under supervision, including taking instructions on reports prepared for hearings;
• Attending tribunals, hospital manager hearings, care programme approach meetings with solicitors;
• Preparation of skeleton arguments for hearings;

This role requires someone who is able to engage with a wide range of people and be sensitive to the challenging nature of the problems our clients face.

Excellent career progression opportunities for those who have completed their LPC with an option to apply for training contract after a qualifying period. This is a full time position, Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm, 24 days a year annual leave with a salary of £19,890.

For further details of the role and how to apply please see our website https://www.sternberg-reed.co.uk/careers/application-form/

Closing date: 29th June 2018
Interviews will take place week beginning 23rd July 2018

We are an equal opportunities and Living Wage Foundation employer.

We are not accepting CV’s from agencies for this post.

 

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Job Advert: Bindmans LLP

Junior Court of Protection Solicitor

Civil Liberties and Human Rights Team

Committed to justice, accountability, and fairness? Read on.

Bindmans is a leading London law firm, with a reputation for excellence, which is at the cutting edge of developments in all areas of public law, human rights and civil liberties.

The Civil Liberties Team is looking to recruit a dynamic, innovative and exceptional solicitor who is 2+ years PQE.

The post holder will predominantly undertake Court of Protection work, but with an opportunity to additionally manage a complementary caseload, including:

– community care,
– mental health,
– representing bereaved families at inquests, and
– civil claims and judicial reviews.

The post provides an exciting opportunity to develop an interesting and varied practice.

Equal Opportunities and Diversity
Bindmans LLP is an equal opportunities employer, committed to increasing diversity in our firm and our wider profession.  Applications from candidates who are BME, have a disability or who are from a less privileged background are particularly encouraged.

How to apply:
Please view the Job Description and Person Specification for the role.

If you are interested in applying, please download and complete the Recruitment Pack quoting reference COP.Sol/05-18.

Completed Recruitment Packs should be sent by email to: Recruitment@bindmans.com or by post to the HR Team, Bindmans LLP, 4th Floor, 236 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8HB.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted for this role.

STRICTLY NO AGENCY APPLICATIONS

 

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Job Advert: Reece Thomas Watson Solicitors

Position: Mental Health Lawyer
Location: Nationwide
Hours: Full time and Permanent
Closing Date: 2nd July 2018

Reece Thomas Watson Solicitors is a small well established legal practice in North London.  We have been awarded a LAA contract in the recent tender process.  We are, therefore, seeking to recruit a Mental Health Supervisor/fee earner. We will consider applications from Consultants, Solicitors and Paralegals from London and the South East. We also welcome applicants from Consultants based in the north. The successful candidate must be a current member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme and will be required to undertake advocacy and all types of work in Mental Health Tribunals and Court of Protection.  In addition, the candidate will be expected to assist in the establishing of the mental health department.

Practice Areas:
Prison Law, Criminal Appeals Mental Health, Public Law

What can we offer you: –
• Opportunity for career progression and support through training;
• A friendly and positive culture based on team work with no micro-managing;
• A commitment to flexible working and good work life balance;

Please see the prime responsibilities and requirements below: –

Responsibilities:
• You will have responsibility for and will develop and deal with a caseload of mental health cases under our contract/s with the Legal Aid Agency with minimal administration assistance
• You will assist the team in continuing to develop a mental health law presence for the practice.
• Have proven local or regional connections and be prepared to maintain and develop those

Essential requirements:
• You will be an accredited Member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Tribunal Panel
• Experience of representing patients detained under both civil and criminal sections of the Mental Health Act
• Experience of running your own caseload and acting with autonomy, and perhaps in the supervision and support of less senior team members
• A thorough understanding of the content and application of the Legal Aid contract for Mental Health work
• Excellent organisational skills and an ability to manage your own diary
• Excellent IT skills and an ability to use a case management system effectively
• An ability to bill your own work
• Excellent communication skills
• An ability to build good working relationships with members of the team and with clients
• Capable of working under pressure to deadlines and to meet time and financial targets
• Confidence to develop own case load via networking, marketing and business development
• Act with professionalism and integrity at all times

To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter to:
Enquiries@reecethomaswatson.com

 

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Job Advert: CMHT Solicitors

 

 

 

PARALEGAL VACANCY

PARALEGAL with confident outgoing personality required to join our busy Mental Health law department in Walsall. Applicant will have legal qualifications. Legal experience with working knowledge of legal aid procedures an advantage, but not essential as training will be given to successful applicant. Duties will include interviewing clients, perusing and drafting documents, advising and completing documentation, reporting and progressing matters through various stages in preparation for hearing. Travelling to see clients at various hospitals and locations in the Midlands area. Must have use of own car and possess a full clean driving licence.

Apply by email with covering letter and CV to:
barbara.evans@cmht.co.uk

or by post to:
CMHT Solicitors LLP, 55/56 Bradford Street, Walsall WS1 3QD

 

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Job Advert: CALE Solicitors

CALE Solicitors is a small well established legal practice in South London.  We have been awarded a LAA contract in the recent tender process.  We are, therefore, seeking to recruit a Mental Health Supervisor/fee earner to join our small practice on 01 September 2018.  The successful candidate must be a current member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme and will be required to undertake advocacy and all types of work in Mental Health Tribunals and Court of Protection.  In addition, the candidate will be expected to build up the mental health department and offer regular training and supervision to a small team.

In return, we offer competitive salary commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience.

Person Specification

Ø    Law Society’s Panel Membership
Ø    The necessary qualifications and experience to meet LAA requirements for Mental Health Supervisor on commencement of the 2018 contract in September
Ø    Experience in advocacy work and caseload in mental health /court of protection cases
Ø    Knowledge and experience of managing CCMS cases
Ø    Demonstrable commitment to teamwork and leadership potential
Ø    Confidence and ambition to drive a small but talented team
Ø    Commercial awareness
Ø    Track record of developing

The successful candidate will be based at our South London office and consideration will be given for possibility of working remotely.

If you are interested in the position, please email your CV to Celine Pette at info@calesolicitors.com by no later than 4pm on Friday 08 June 2018
 
 
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Job Advert: Mander Cruickshank

Mental Health Department Vacancy

Mander Cruickshank Solicitors are a traditional and well established High Street firm, who have developed a niche mental health department over the past few years. Due to an increasing workload this department is now expanding.

We are seeking accredited fee earners/solicitors to work from our Hinckley based mental health department on a Consultancy basis. We are well known in hospitals across the Midlands, so those wishing to work remotely, or from home, on either a full or part-time basis are welcome to apply.

Successful applicants will be required to travel to hospitals around the Midlands.

Experience of the MCA and Court of Protection, Legal Aid billing processes and cloud-based case management software is preferred, but not essential.

If you are interested in coming to work with us please call Max Duddles on 0333 2029321, or email him at m.duddles@mandersol.co.uk

 

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Job Advert: Cartwright King

Ref: 2018.11

Position: Mental Health Lawyer

Location: Birmingham

Hours: Full time and Permanent

Closing Date: 25th May 2018

Interview Date: W/C 4th June 2018

Cartwright King is a successful national law firm with offices across the country. We are a people focused business where our staff and clients are our priority. We have consistently expanded and built teams of the best barristers, solicitors, paralegals, legal clerks and support staff. Recruiting the right people to enhance our already formidable teams is vital to our business.

We pride ourselves on being a progressive, forwarding thinking law firm offering quality legal advice and services in a number of private and legally aided disciplines:

Practice Areas:
Family & Divorce Law, Child Care Law, Family Mediation, Wills and Probate, Court of Protection, Community Care, Education, Mental Health, Employment, Police Law, Professional Discipline, Immigration, Criminal Defence, Business Defence, Motoring Law and Road Transport Law.

What can we offer you:-
• Opportunity for career progression and support through training;
• A friendly and positive culture based on team work with no micro-managing;
• A commitment to flexible working and good work life balance;
• A well run and secure business where you can work with confidence.

In return we are looking for committed, ambitious people who would fit into a go-ahead and positive environment.

As a firm are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. This means that all applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

The role we are currently advertising for is a Mental Health Lawyer. This is a great opportunity for someone to join this department to develop your current knowledge and work with a variety of different people.

Please see the prime responsibilities and requirements below:-

Prime Responsibilities:
• Based at our Birmingham office you will have responsibility for and will develop and deal with a caseload of mental health cases under our contract/s with the Legal Aid Agency with minimal administration assistance
• You will assist the team in continuing to develop a mental health law presence for the practice.
• Have proven local or regional connections and be prepared to maintain and develop those

Essential requirements:
• You will be an accredited Member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Tribunal Panel
• Experience of representing patients detained under both civil and criminal sections of the Mental Health Act
• Experience of running your own caseload and acting with autonomy, and perhaps in the supervision and support of less senior team members
• A thorough understanding of the content and application of the Legal Aid contract for Mental Health work
• Excellent organisational skills and an ability to manage your own diary
• Excellent IT skills and an ability to use a case management system effectively
• An ability to bill your own work /or to be taught to do so
• Excellent communication skills
• An ability to build good working relationships with members of the team and with clients
• Able to build relationships with other professionals and third parties
• Capable of working under pressure to deadlines and to meet time and financial targets
• Confidence to develop own case load via networking, marketing and business development
• Act with professionalism and integrity at all times
• Ability to assimilate and promote the CK core values in your work
• Willingness to contribute to team training sessions to deliver internal training

To apply please email a full CV and covering letter to:

personnel@cartwrightking.co.uk  quoting the Job Reference: 2018.11

 

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Job Advert: Grahame Stowe Bateson

Grahame 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 our Leeds office. The successful applicant will be panel accredited and experience of MCA and COP would be beneficial, but not essential. Applicants will be considered from those seeking a part time role. 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: John Black Solicitors

John Black Solicitors are a Law Firm that is built on reputation and hard work as well as providing an excellent service and representation for all of our clients. We have 3 offices in Central Manchester, Trafford and Chester and are currently looking to recruit a Mental Health Accredited fee earner who has experience in Mental Health Law.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits based on experience and are committed to ensuring that our staff have access to the training they need for their own development and to enable them to deliver a high quality service and progress within our practice.

We are looking for a fee earner who has Law Society Panel Membership. Is an experienced Tribunal Advocate and some knowledge of working under a Legal Aid Agency contract. A full driving licence is essential. The candidate we are looking for must be able to work as part of our team as well as being able to manage a caseload and work alone. They need to be able to work under pressure, often having to think on their feet and yet deal with matters appropriately, skilfully and professionally. They need good written and communication skills as well as having excellent time management and be competent in IT.

The person can be based at any of our 3 offices and can work remotely. All IT equipment will be provided and training will be given.

If you are interested in the position please email your CV to Joanne Black, Head of Mental Health Department: joanne@jbs-law.co.uk

 

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