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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Job Advert: Bison Solicitors

Court of Protection Solicitors

We are seeking 3 experienced Court of Protection Solicitors for our offices in Surrey, Bristol and Manchester. We will also consider long term remote working arrangement. These positions are on a full-time employment basis.  Unfortunately, we are not considering consultancy arrangement.

As a firm, we have a strong focus of mental health law and contentious court of protection work.  

You will be working under the supervision of senior solicitors, and your workload will consist of (but will not be limited to) providing advice concerning the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards framework and applications for Deputyship and Lasting Power of Attorney.

You 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 and a desire to progress within the firm.

About Bison Solicitors:

Bison is a progressive specialist firm dealing with people with mental health difficulties. Over the last few years we have built a national reputation in the mental health legal practice.

Skills Required:

  • Good customer focus
  • Flexible and proactive approach with ‘can do’ attitude
  • Able to work to tight deadlines and in a fast-paced environment
  • Dedicated to a career in Public Law
  • Good IT skills
  • Organised and able to prioritise
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven experience in COP work and a solid understanding of Legal Aid Civil Contract

Benefits:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Bonus scheme
  • Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £35,000.00-£45,000.00 per year

Please contact Shelby.Stevens@bisonsolicitors.co.uk for more information.


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Job Advert: TV Edwards

MENTAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT

TV Edwards LLP is currently recruiting for a Mental Health Panel Accredited Fee Earner.

Our Mental Health Department is looking to expand its team which comes with excellent opportunities for training and advancement in this unique area of law. We seek an experienced fee earner who is a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Panel Accreditation. 

You will need experience in all aspects of mental health work including representing patients detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act. You will be expected to build and maintain your own caseload. Candidates with an own client following will have an advantage. 

The candidate will be an organised hard working team player. Full training and supervision will be provided on all work you will be expected to undertake. There will be an element of billing and general administration attached to the role. You will need strong administrative qualities together with excellent communication, interpersonal, marketing and IT skills. 

Hours – 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Mon – Fri. Salary Competitive. 25 days annual leave. 

Our staff are without doubt our best asset.  We reward performance, have flexible working practices and positively encourage every individual’s contribution to the firm.

We are market leaders in legal sector IT infrastructure systems and billing, and offer excellent support and training opportunities.  We are proud to hold the Lexcel Accreditation. 

Staff Benefits include:

  • 25+ days annual leave
  • Staff Pension
  • TV Edwards operate a performance-related bonus scheme
  • Excellent Career development programme 
  • Excellent flexible working practices

An application pack, application form, and equality monitoring form can be downloaded from the website at: http://www.tvedwards.com/site/careers/opportunities.

Completed applications together with equality monitoring data must be sent by email to:  christine.woolfenden@tvedwards.com.

Closing date 30 April 2021.

TV Edwards is an equal opportunities employer.


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Job Advert: Campbell-Taylor Solicitors

Campbell-Taylor Solicitors London N4

Category 1 firm looking for an accreditation panel member (qualified person preferred) to join the practice on a permanent employed basis (although other arrangements open to consideration). 

Additional experience of any of the below would be an advantage: 

  1. Satellite mental health litigation (e.g. tortious and HRA claims)
  2. Court of Protection 
  3. Community care 
  4. Public law

The firm has always been very accommodating in respect of working arrangements, and although the world has recently caught up, we still are!  Target start date May 2021.

To apply or for further information (including a job description) please email campbelltaylorrecruitment@gmail.com or telephone 020 7923 9583 to set up a confidential initial chat.

Closing date: Sunday 11 April 2021.

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Job Advert: MJC Law (Banbury)

Court of Protection Solicitor/CILEx – Banbury 2021

Please note the application process at the foot of this notice. Any CVs submitted without a covering letter will not be considered.

The Firm

MJC Law are a niche practice specialising in mental health, Court of Protection personal welfare work and community care. We hold 2018 Legal Aid Civil Contracts in both Mental Health and Community Care with offices in Nottingham, Leeds and Banbury. 

Our three directors are eminent in their field, with rankings in Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and awards at both local and national law society level.

Our Vision, Mission and Core Values

The initial intent of the Directors in founding the business was to provide quality legal services to some of the most vulnerable in society.  This included disadvantaged members of the local community and those suffering with mental health problems.

The work is predominately funded by Legal Aid, however, the Firm also offers a service on a private pay basis and is continually looking to find new and creative means for clients to access legal advice and assistance.  Despite the challenges of the Legal Aid system the Firm continues to have a strong commitment to Legal Aid work and from these beliefs emerged a new Firm vision statement of intent to take the Firm forward into the future:

‘We empower our people to enforce rights and enhance lives through the provision of expert legal advice’

The vision for the future is to be market leaders in our chosen areas of work, to maintain our good reputation in the community and to continue to build good relationships both with clients and referrers of work.  The Board of Directors’ aim is to provide strong leadership and direction, to build a sustainable organisation capable of delivering the highest quality of service and which is a stable and happy place to work.

Our Mission:

  • To provide exceptional legal services for individuals by having a deep understanding of their requirements
  • To develop and maintain open long term relationships and deliver outstanding customer service
  • To create an environment that empowers individuals to thrive and exceed expectations

Core Values:

  • Excellence  – we bring market leading expertise, knowledge and intuition to deliver results that are on time and right for the client
  • Straightforward – we make the complicated simple by taking a no nonsense approach
  • Practical – we take a flexible approach and provide realistic solutions that work
  • Empowering – we provide the tools and support to our clients and colleagues enabling them to succeed
  • Fair – we achieve outcomes that are transparent and person-centred in an environment where everyone has equal opportunities

The Role

We are recruiting a Court of Protection Solicitor or CILEx of 5 years+ PQE to be based from our Banbury office with flexible working arrangements.  The candidate will manage a caseload of health and welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards matters.  Experience of Community Care matters would be advantageous.   

Ideally the candidate will meet the Legal Aid Agency’s Supervisor Standard in either Community Care or Mental Health (Mental Capacity route) and have previous supervisory and management experience.  

Please refer to the Person Specification and Job Description below for further details regarding this position:

We offer 25 days holiday, an excellent benefits package and opportunities for training and development in our specialisms and being part of the growth of this firm. 

We are an equal opportunities employer and actively encourage applicants from backgrounds which are currently underrepresented in the legal profession.

Application Process

Please apply by sending your CV and covering letter explaining how your qualifications, experience and values meet the requirements of the Person Specification and Job Description by Monday, 26 April 2021.  

Please send your application to our Practice Manager, Helen Fanning using the following contact details:

Email: helen.fanning@mjc-law.co.uk 

Postal Address:  MJC Law, Gothic House, Barker Gate, Nottingham NG1 1JU.

Interviews will be held in May 2021 either in one of our offices or via a video conferencing platform. The start date can be flexible to suit the successful applicant.

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Job Advert: MJC Law (Leeds)

Mental Health Fee earner – Leeds 2021

Please note the application process at the foot of this notice. Any CVs submitted without a covering letter will not be considered.

The Firm

MJC Law are a niche practice specialising in mental health, Court of Protection personal welfare work and community care. We hold 2018 Legal Aid Civil Contracts in both Mental Health and Community Care with offices in Nottingham, Leeds and Banbury. 

Our three directors are eminent in their field, with rankings in Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and awards at both local and national law society level.

Our Vision, Mission and Core Values

The initial intent of the Directors in founding the business was to provide quality legal services to some of the most vulnerable in society.  This included disadvantaged members of the local community and those suffering with mental health problems.

The work is predominately funded by Legal Aid, however, the Firm also offers a service on a private pay basis and is continually looking to find new and creative means for clients to access legal advice and assistance.  Despite the challenges of the Legal Aid system the Firm continues to have a strong commitment to Legal Aid work and from these beliefs emerged a new Firm vision statement of intent to take the Firm forward into the future:

‘We empower our people to enforce rights and enhance lives through the provision of expert legal advice’

The vision for the future is to be market leaders in our chosen areas of work, to maintain our good reputation in the community and to continue to build good relationships both with clients and referrers of work.  The Board of Directors’ aim is to provide strong leadership and direction, to build a sustainable organisation capable of delivering the highest quality of service and which is a stable and happy place to work.

Our Mission:

  • To provide exceptional legal services for individuals by having a deep understanding of their requirements
  • To develop and maintain open long term relationships and deliver outstanding customer service
  • To create an environment that empowers individuals to thrive and exceed expectations

Core Values:

  • Excellence  – we bring market leading expertise, knowledge and intuition to deliver results that are on time and right for the client
  • Straightforward – we make the complicated simple by taking a no nonsense approach
  • Practical – we take a flexible approach and provide realistic solutions that work
  • Empowering – we provide the tools and support to our clients and colleagues enabling them to succeed
  • Fair – we achieve outcomes that are transparent and person-centred in an environment where everyone has equal opportunities

The Role

We are recruiting a Mental Health Fee earner to assist our Director based at our Leeds office.  The candidate will be based from our Leeds office, with flexible working arrangements and will primarily manage a caseload of mental health matters, but may be required to assist with other matters in the range of work that MJC Law specialises in. 

You must hold the Law Society’s Mental Health Panel Membership accreditation.

Please refer to the Person Specification and Job Description below for further details regarding this position:

We offer 25 days holiday, an excellent benefits package and opportunities for training and development in our specialisms and being part of the growth of this firm. 

We are an equal opportunities employer and actively encourage applicants from backgrounds which are currently underrepresented in the legal profession.

Application Process

Please apply by sending your CV and covering letter explaining how your qualifications, experience and values meet the requirements of the Person Specification and Job Description by Monday, 26 April 2021.  

Please send your application to our Practice Manager, Helen Fanning using the following contact details:

Email: helen.fanning@mjc-law.co.uk 

Postal Address:  MJC Law, Gothic House, Barker Gate, Nottingham NG1 1JU.

Interviews will be held in May 2021 either in one of our offices or via a video conferencing platform. The start date can be flexible to suit the successful applicant.

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Job Advert: REDMNS Solicitors Ltd

Mental Health Panel Member

This is an exciting opportunity for a paralegal or newly qualified solicitor with appropriate mental health experience to join a small mental health law firm in Hammersmith, London.

Must be a Mental Health Panel Member to be considered for the role.

The ideal candidate will be outgoing, confident, and capable; and will be able to work well as part of a team, as well as individually.

Responsibilities and duties:

  • Mental Health Panel Membership is essential to be considered for this role.
  • To advise, assist and represent clients acting at all times in accordance with the proper professional standards, and observing at all times the Professional Rules of the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
  • To have responsibility for such caseload as shall be agreed between you and the Director.
  • To participate fully in any time recording system, and to observe and apply fully any file management procedures as shall be in operation within the firm.
  • To ensure that the billing of files is carried out efficiently and at the earliest opportunity.

Salary: Negotiable.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Contact: Cover letter + CV to sokol@redmns.com.

Mob: 07752424660 – Sokol Kraja / Director

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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:

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.

PARALEGAL – COURT OF PROTECTION (HEALTH AND WELFARE)

We invite applications from Court of Protection paralegal 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 would be ideal if 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. However, training can be provided.

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 
  • Medicash Healthcare Plan
  • 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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