Job Advert: Butler & Co

Court of Protection fee-earner sought

Butler & Co Solicitors is a busy and highly regarded legal aid practice, specialising in Mental Health and Court of Protection law. Based in Taunton, Somerset, we cover cases throughout England and Wales.

We are now looking to recruit an experienced solicitor or caseworker for our Court of Protection team to take on a caseload consisting primarily of s16 and s21A MCA cases.

We offer a competitive salary, interesting work; and the opportunity to work as part of a successful, efficient and very supportive Court of Protection team.

The successful candidate will be based at home with most work being conducted via remote technology. Applications from further afield than the Somerset area would therefore be welcome.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 6 November 2020.

Applications and requests for job descriptions should be sent by email to Michael Butler at mpb@butler-solcitors.co.uk.

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Job Advert: AWH Solicitors

AWH Solicitors are a specialist Mental Health and Mental Capacity firm and have an established Court of Protection department. 

AWH solicitors is a Top 200 law firm with offices in Manchester & Blackburn, proudly providing award-winning legal services to clients nationwide.

We are recruiting for the following vacancies:

SOLICITOR – COURT OF PROTECTION (HEALTH AND WELFARE) 

We invite applications from experienced Court of Protection solicitors to join our expanding team based at our Blackburn office. We currently take instructions on behalf of P, P’s family and the official solicitor. 

The successful candidate would ideally have experience of managing a mixed case load of s.16 MCA and s.21A MCA applications before the court. It is essential that the successful candidate is able to provide advice and representation throughout the progression of the case and the knowledge and ability to undertake legally aided work with experience of the CCMS system. 

The successful candidate should be an ALR or willing work towards achieving ALR status.

We will consider applicants who wish to work full time, part-time, or with flexible working hours. 

The successful candidate must have a full driving licence and access to a car, with business insurance.

You will be working with the following benefits: 

  • Salary is competitive (depending on experience and qualifications)
  • 24 days annual leave + Bank Holidays + Birthday Holiday 
  • Company Pension
  • Perk Box Benefit Package
  • Free Eye Tests
  • Flexible Working hours/ Working from home available
  • Rewarded for efforts with a healthy bonus
  • Encouragement of internal progression
  • Encourage internal and external training

Please apply with a CV and covering letter to Human Resources –  recruitment@awhsolicitors.co.uk.

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities.

MENTAL HEALTH FEE EARNER

As a highly skilled team of solicitors we specialise in different fields of law, including: immigration, family law, personal injury, industrial disease, housing disrepair, wills & probate, criminal defence, mental health and conveyancing.

Exemplary customer service coupled with legal expertise is at the core of everything that we do. Our aim is to provide an efficient and prompt service for clients through recruitment of employees who are both approachable and respectful of their client’s needs. 

A strong network of support staff departments, Human Resources, Finance and an in-house Marketing team, work closely with our fee-earning teams to ensure the business is able to develop and grow. 

We 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 both for their own development and to enable them to deliver a high quality service.

We are looking for a fee earner with:
• Law Society Panel Membership
• Experience in Tribunal Advocacy
• Experience of MCA and COP work helpful but not essential
• Knowledge of LAA contracts in MH
• A full driving licence

Candidates must be able to demonstrate the following skills:
• The ability to work in a team as well as individually
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Good attention to detail
• Excellent time management skills
• The ability to work under pressure whilst meeting deadlines and targets
• Good IT skills

Experience of using computerised systems, including case management is essential and full training will be given.

You will be working with the following benefits:

  • Salary is competitive (depending on experience and qualifications)
  • 24 days annual leave + Bank Holidays + Birthday Holiday 
  • Company Pension
  • Perk Box Benefit Package
  • Free Eye Tests
  • Flexible Working hours/ Working from home available
  • Rewarded for efforts with a healthy bonus
  • Encouragement of internal progression
  • Encourage internal and external training

Please apply with a CV and covering letter to Human Resources – recruitment@awhsolicitors.co.uk.

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities.

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Job Advert: AJM Solicitors

AJM Solicitors: Mental Health & Mental Capacity Experts

SOLICITOR – COURT OF PROTECTION (HEALTH AND WELFARE) 

PARALEGAL – COURT OF PROTECTION (HEALTH AND WELFARE)

AJM Solicitors are a specialist Mental Health and Mental Capacity firm and have an established Court of Protection department. 

Applications are invited from experienced candidates in Court of Protection work. 

We will consider applicants who wish to work full time, part-time, or with flexible working hours. Those interested in working on a consultancy basis will also be considered. 

The successful candidate will ideally have experience of running their own caseload.

You will be working from home with the following benefits:

  • Competitive salary package 
  • Excellent case management system
  • The firm’s laptop with a mobile phone 
  • 24-hour computer support, 7 days a week from a very friendly team of computer engineers 

Please apply with a CV and covering letter to andrewm@ajmsolicitors.co.uk.

Alternatively, please ring Andrew Markham on 07812 049296 for an informal chat.

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Job Advert: Reeds Solicitors LLP

Mental Health Panel Accredited Fee Earner – Gloucester

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a panel accredited fee earner, to join our Mental Health Team in Gloucester. Reeds are a successful and established legal practice, that pride themselves on excellence. We are looking to expand so that we can continue to represent those in most need and provide advice and representation on all aspects of Mental Health Law.

The successful candidate must be a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme and will be expected to manage their own diverse caseload, undertaking all aspect of advocacy before the Tribunal and Hospital Managers.

A full UK driving licence is essential. In return, we offer a competitive salary, commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience and a supportive and enjoyable work environment.

If you wish to apply for this position, or for further details, please email your CV and covering letter to Lillie Debbage: l.debbage@reeds.co.uk

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Job Advert: Bison Solicitors

 

Court of Protection Solicitor

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Court of Protection Solicitor (2+ years exp) to join our Court of Protection and Human Rights Department based in Aldershot.

The successful candidate will focus on the firm’s busy Court of Protection caseload and will be able to take on existing Court of Protection matters, including proceedings under s.16 and s.21A MCA 2005, deputyship work, Lasting Powers of Attorneys and DoLS. The successful candidate will also be expected to regularly work with the Official Solicitor and help build up and develop the support team.

This could be a great opportunity for an ambitious lawyer to take on or grow into a leadership role for a firm that has an excellent reputation and an established market presence. Applications are invited from experienced Court of Protection Solicitors who are looking for an opportunity to progress your career in a highly regarded firm. Particularly, solicitors with experience in Child Proceedings are encouraged and strong Private Client solicitors who have handled Court of Protection files as part of a broader case-load will also be considered. You will have the ability to build and develop strong relationships with a wide range of people and have excellent client servicing and business development skills.

Qualifications:

Solicitor with relevant qualifications and permission to practice in England and Wales, and previous experience of working in a Court of Protection role.

Person Specification:

  • Committed to a career in Court of Protection work
  • Able to work to tight deadlines and in a high paced environment
  • Good client focus
  • Flexible and proactive approach with ‘can do’ attitude
  • Organised and able to prioritise
  • Good Microsoft skills particularly word and excel
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with legal aid and CCMS is preferable

On offer is an excellent salary and benefits package, a supportive team environment and real opportunity to develop your career to the next level. The Company will consider applicants wishing to work part time, full time or with flexible working hours. 2 positions available immediately, Manchester and Surrey Branch.

CV and covering letter should be submitted by email to Donald.tiong@bisonsolicitors.co.uk

Job Advert: Abbotstone Law

SOLICITOR – COURT OF PROTECTION (HEALTH AND WELFARE).

Abbotstone Law is a reputable firm in the areas of Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law. We are Listed in the 2020 London edition of the Legal 500 for our Court of Protection work with several of our solicitors members of the Law Society’s Mental Capacity (Welfare) Accreditation Scheme.

Abbotstone Law has an established Court of Protection Health and Welfare department and we are recruiting for a Court of Protection solicitor for our busy South East London office.

You will be part of a progressive and friendly team that undertakes complex and strategic court applications under s.16 and s.21A of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 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 have a genuine interest in this area of law and will be able to manage their own caseload with the support of a great team. You will ideally meet LAA supervisory requirements in the category of community care or mental health law.

Responsibilities will include:

– Managing a challenging case-load with full conduct of clients’ matters from inception to completion.
– Achieving own chargeable and billing targets.
– Attaining Continuing Professional Development requirements to ensure that you are up to date with changes in relevant law and practice.
– Contributing to the firms marketing events and development of the department.

PARALEGAL TO SUPPORT COURT OF PROTECTION AND MENTAL HEALTH TEAMS.

We are recruiting paralegals to support our Court of Protection and Mental Health teams. Extensive training by experienced solicitors in both fields will be provided and therefore experience whilst advantageous is not essential. The successful candidate will be LPC qualified and will have a genuine interest in undertaking publicly funded work with a view to securing a training contract.

Responsibilities will include:

Undertaking certain elements of fee-earning work under supervision as appropriate to include:
– File creation and file closure.
– Dealing with client enquiries and maintaining good client care.
– Taking client instructions.
– Drafting documentation/preparation of attendance notes, correspondence, witness statements.
– Instructing experts/counsel.
– Reviewing experts report.
– Dealing with the tribunal offices, court of protection, LAA to ensure compliance with deadlines.
– Ensuring all files are kept in good order.
– Time recording.

FOR BOTH POSITIONS:

Closing date: 7 February 2020 with interviews week commencing 20 February 2020.

Competitive salary package, dependent upon experience.

Flexible working available.

Please apply by way of CV and covering letter to applications@abbotstonelaw.com.

 

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Job Advert: Rudlings Wakelam Solicitors

Rudlings Wakelam Solicitors are looking for an accredited Mental Health panel member to join their busy mental health department. The firm is based in Norfolk and Suffolk and represent clients based throughout East Anglia and the northern home counties. The firm has a well-established reputation in this area of work and is looking to expand the department.

A good salary is on offer and the firm are also open to considering a consultancy arrangement with the right candidate. The candidate must be familiar with managing a full caseload of varied mental health cases, while working both independently and as part of a team.

Please e-mail Scott Coupland (scott.coupland@rudlings-wakelam.co.uk) for further information and to arrange an informal initial conversation.

 

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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 another 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: 5pm 24 January 2020.

PARALEGAL – COURT OF PROTECTION (WELFARE)

The vacancy
We are looking for a paralegal to join our friendly Court of Protection welfare team at London Bridge. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn and develop within a thriving law firm with an interesting and varied workload.

The firm
We are a specialist law firm providing expert legal advice and representation to disabled clients in the niche areas of mental capacity, community care and health care law. Every person has the right to make decisions about their own lives. However if a person does not have the mental capacity to make a particular decision, the Court of Protection may make a decision in their best interests under the Mental Capacity Act. We represent those clients and help develop caselaw for vulnerable people who need assistance in making decisions about key aspects of their lives including their rights to services and possible challenges to unlawful decisions made by public bodies such as local authorities and health organisations.

Our work seeks to raise the profile of the legal rights of people with learning disabilities, people in mental distress and clients with physical disabilities. We hold a contract to undertake legal aid work and remain a staunch campaigner for access to justice issues for disabled people.

About you
We are open to candidates from a variety of backgrounds. What is really important is your attitude, enthusiasm and personality fit. The successful applicant will have the right attitude, aptitude and ability. Excellent legal, verbal, written and analytical skills are required but you will be enthusiastic and know that hard work is needed to succeed.

You will see this role as more than just a job and you will take your responsibilities to our clients very seriously, whether the task is big or small. When it comes to individuals’ lives, every detail matters, so you will be someone who considers the wider implications of what you do.

You will need to thrive in a busy environment, have excellent communication, numeracy and IT skills, be organised and accurate and have a willingness and ability to learn quickly on the job. Enthusiasm, commitment, integrity, professionalism, drive and the ability to work well within a team is vital.

The role
We will provide support and training in a specialist legal environment to develop excellent legal skills, to enable you to succeed in this role and to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable people.

Experience of working in a legal environment and on legally aided cases would be an advantage but is not essential. The post will involve assisting fee earners in progressing cases under close supervision, including (but not exclusively):

• being involved in all stages of the case preparation and strategy
• preparing instructions to counsel, drafting letters
• arranging and attending conferences and hearings with counsel
• reading evidence, records and undertaking legal research
• drafting documents for Court
• all administrative tasks in relation to the above including maintaining files, time recording and following administrative procedures
• meeting with and advising vulnerable clients in the office, hospital, care home or elsewhere, with support and supervision
• attending professional meetings and taking notes

The work is varied and rewarding with a good degree of autonomy and encouragement to develop, under supervision. Whilst there is currently no training contract on offer progression is carefully monitored and rewarded and subject to the firm’s needs and performance a contract may be available in due course. Training contract offers have been made to the firm’s previous paralegals.

Start date: As soon as possible

Salary: Dependent on skills, as a minimum the London living wage

All applications must be made via our application pack by the deadline below.

Please email your request for a pack to recruitment@macklaw.co.uk. Or write to: Mark Slade – Office Manager, Mackintosh Law, 103 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1NL.

CLOSING DATE for applications via the pack: 5pm 24 January 2020

Job Advert: Miles & Partners LLP

JOB TITLE: Solicitor – Court of Protection
PQE REQUIRED: Up to 3 years PQE
LOCATION: London City Fringe
SALARY: Competitive
THE ROLE:
This is an excellent opportunity to take up a key position in our highly regarded team of specialist Mental Capacity lawyers based in Middlesex St E1. We invite applications from lawyers with up to 3 years PQE experience in Welfare cases, including the conduct of proceedings before the Court of Protection. Candidates who are ALRs or working towards accreditation are encouraged to apply. Experience taking instructions on behalf of the Official Solicitor would also be advantageous but not essential.

This is an excellent opportunity for a lawyer who is seeking a career-making move with genuine development and progression prospects. The successful candidate will be working alongside partner Rachel Turner who is ranked Tier 1 in Chambers UK 2020. You will be responsible for handling your own quality caseload while taking an active role in the department’s business development initiatives. You will be a team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Miles and Partners is ranked a leading firm in the Legal 500 2020 and we are listed in the Times Best Law Firms 2020. Miles & Partners is an equal opportunity employer. We offer excellent support and flexible working arrangements.

Please send C.V. and a covering letter to P Walsh at pw@milesandpartners.com by 12 noon Friday 7th of February.

 

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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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