Job Advert: AJM Solicitors

Mental Health Tribunal Panel Accredited Solicitor

Consultant Panel Accredited Solicitor required for busy Mental Health Firm in Ferryside, Wales. Applications also welcome from Consultant Solicitors who wish to undertake work from another firm in addition to their existing commitments.

Please send your CV with covering letter to andrewm@ajmsolicitors.co.uk, or alternatively please ring Andrew Markham for an informal chat on 07812 049296.

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Job Advert: EMG Solicitors

We are looking for a solicitor or legal executive to join our growing Court of Protection Health and Welfare Team based in Durham. The role will include management of a busy caseload of Court of Protection Health and Welfare and Mental Health matters, and providing support to our COP Property and Affairs team in relation to welfare matters arising in the general management of their deputyship caseload. Experience of COP and Mental Health Law desirable but training can be given to the right person.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter to Olivia Lightfoot-Jaques, People & Culture Assistant: olivia@emgsolicitors.com, by Friday 30th July 2021.

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Job Advert: Burke Niazi Solicitors

Burke Niazi Solicitors (London) is recruiting for the following positions:

Mental Health Solicitor

1 – 3 years PQE. Panel member. Opportunity to also receive training in and undertake Court of Protection work (no experience necessary).

Court of Protection Solicitor

1 – 3 years plus PQE. Candidates who have a mixed practice are welcome to apply as opportunity to undertake other areas of work alongside.

Burke Niazi Solicitors is a highly-regarded multi-service law firm. We are a Legal Aid practice based in North London, have around 40 employees and are a Legal 500 recognised firm.

The positions would suit applicants looking for personal and career growth opportunities; allowing you to build upon your experience within a modern and dynamic practice. Competitive salary packages. Working from home arrangements in place. Apply with covering letter and CV to harrietkaiser@burkeniazi.com.

Website: www.burkeniazi.com.

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Job Advert: GN Law

Court of Protection Department – Solicitor Position (London)

We are looking for an experienced Court of Protection solicitor to join our expanding and dynamic Court of Protection team. Our team consists of four solicitors and a trainee solicitor and two paralegals. 

We primarily represent P in welfare cases, most frequently instructed on P’s behalf by the Official Solicitor, and we also represent family members. Experience of mental capacity matters, best interests and welfare issues in the Court of Protection is essential. Accredited Legal Representative status is preferrable. 

We are looking for someone who has particular experience in representing P, by his/her litigation friend the Official Solicitor, and preferably with experience of supervising other fee earners. They need to be conscientious, driven, organised, and work well in a team. 

The ideal candidate will be an ambitious practitioner experienced in COP work. We are looking for someone with the potential to progress within the firm. 

Salary commensurate with experience. 

Please download and include in your application our Equal Opportunities Form which is available here.

Start date: September/October 2021

Application by CV and covering letter to Maria Nicholas at mn@gnlaw.co.uk

Closing date for applications: 12 July 2021.

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Job Advert: Abbotstone Law

SOLICITOR – COURT OF PROTECTION (HEALTH AND WELFARE).

Abbotstone Law is an established firm in the areas of Mental Capacity and Mental Health Law. Listed in the 2021 edition of the Legal 500 for our Court of Protection Health and Welfare work, a number of our solicitors are members of the Law Society’s Mental Capacity (Welfare) Accreditation Scheme.

We operate a consultancy arrangement, enjoying enduring and productive working relationships with our experienced solicitors who are based across the country. We are keen to hear from anyone with the relevant experience looking to undertake health and welfare work wishing to work flexibly and with greater autonomy under the consultancy model.

In addition, we have an in house team of specialist solicitors based in our South East London office and we are also seeking to recruit a Court of Protection solicitor either on a permanent basis or a fixed-term contract to work alongside our great in house team.

Successful candidates will be part of a progressive and friendly team undertaking complex and strategic court applications under s.16 and s.21A of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 representing both P and family members, and will be able to demonstrate that they are able to act compassionately and diligently in achieving the best interests of vulnerable clients.

Candidates applying for the in house position 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 billing targets;

· Maintaining continuing competency to ensure that you are up to date with changes in relevant law and practice;

Closing date: 31 May 2021

Competitive salary package, dependent upon experience. Flexible working available.

Further details of our Court of Protection Health & Welfare Team can be found on our website www.abbotstonelaw.com. Please apply by way of CV and covering letter to katel@abbotstonelaw.com.

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Job Advert: Switalskis Solicitors

We are seeking an experienced Court of Protection Practitioner (Legal Executive or Solicitor) to join our expanding Court of Protection Health & Welfare team. The position is full time and will be based at our Huddersfield office.    

The successful applicant will be a core member of the team providing essential legal advice, guidance and support to patients who lack capacity to make decisions on such as their daily care, residence, contact, medical treatment, consent to sexual relations,  deprivation of liberty and community care issues.

We have a strong focus on mental health law and contentious court of protection work with experienced senior solicitors whom you would be under the supervision of. 

Applicants will be required to show that you hold the ability to build and develop strong relationships with a wide range of people and possess a compassionate approach to acting in the best interests of vulnerable clients. You will also be required to demonstrate that you have a genuine passion for this area of law.

Further details on our Court of Protection Health & Welfare Team can be found on our website at www.switalskis.com.

Switalskis Solicitors are proud to offer competitive salaries, flexible working hours and generous benefits which include, a Company Pension scheme, BUPA wellbeing plan, Group Life, Group Critical Illness and Group Income Protection cover as well as membership to the staff reward scheme Perkbox.  Further details can also be found on the careers page of our website.

If you feel you are just the fit for the role, please do apply by emailing your CV and covering letter to our HR Manager michelle.paga@switalskis.com.

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Job Advert: Abbotts Martin Solicitors

Court of Protection Solicitor

We are seeking a Court of Protection solicitor to join our team. The ideal candidate will be experienced in handling proceedings under s.16 and s.21A MCA 2005, deputyship work and DoLS. The candidate will also be expected to regularly work with the Official Solicitor.

We are also willing to consider remote working arrangements.

Duties:

  • Responsible for all aspects of Court of Protection work and on occasions, where appropriate, providing technical expertise and guidance to other team members.
  • Ability to manage appropriate caseload types and complexities.
  • Attending clients, taking instructions, and preparing cases.
  • Maintaining accurate time costing procedures.
  • Implementing any recommendations made by your supervisor following monthly file reviews ensuring that these are dealt with promptly.
  • Ensuring compliance with file management.
  • You will have a professional pro-active approach, strong client care skills and be interested in Business Development and Marketing to supplement the substantial work volumes brought in by the company.
  • ALR status would be an advantage.

Benefits:

Bonus scheme
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: 30-42k depending on experience

Please apply with a CV to info@abbottsmartin.com.

Deadline 30th April 2021

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