Mental Health Fee Earner
We are seeking to recruit a full-time Mental Health Fee Earner – ideally already Accredited, but those actively working towards Accreditation will also be considered.
About the firm
RMNJ Solicitors are located in Birkenhead on the Wirral in Merseyside. Our Mental Health department was established in 1999 and our lawyers specialise in Court of Protection work and all aspects of Mental Health law. We hold legal aid contracts for the North, Midlands and Wales; and we are committed to providing vulnerable clients and their families with legal aid services and access to justice. You will be joining an experienced, forward-thinking and friendly team within a supportive working environment.
You will work within our Mental Health team managing a caseload of mental health matters. You will be expected to meet with clients, correspond with professionals and family members, review medical records, carry out advocacy before the First-tier Tribunal (if already Accredited), attend Hospital Managers Hearings and CPA meetings. There will be a need to travel to visit clients in hospital and in the community, subject to Covid-19 restrictions. However, there will still be an element of remote working and flexible arrangements to work from home for the foreseeable future.
The ideal candidate
You will be an experienced caseworker and a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Panel, or actively working towards this. You will have excellent client care skills, strong written and verbal communication skills as well as experience of working with vulnerable clients. You will also possess a full, clean driving licence and have your own transport.
This is negotiable depending on experience.
Application and interview
To apply for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 18 March 2022. Interviews will take place as soon as possible thereafter; either in person at our office in Birkenhead, or remotely via video call.
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