Job Advert: Appleman Legal

Mental Capacity Solicitor

Appleman Legal is looking for a Mental Capacity Solicitor with experience in Court of Protection Work to join our growing team.

Law Society Accredited Legal Representative (ALR) status is preferable, but not mandatory. Full training for ALR can be provided to the right candidate.

We represent a diverse range of clients, and we genuinely care about protecting the rights of individuals and promoting the rule of law for the most vulnerable members of our society. Our successes are based on our strong ethical values, so we are keen to hear from like-minded individuals who share the same ethos and values that the firm prides itself on.

Job Description

  • You will be joining our specialist team to provide advice and representation in all aspects of Mental Capacity Law, including undertaking advocacy and dealing with all types of work in respect of Court of Protection Work (welfare and financial).
  • You will work closely with a Partner to manage an independent caseload of Section 21A applications, welfare and financial deputyship applications.
  • You will be expected to provide comprehensive legal advice and representation to clients and family members, within the context of the Mental Capacity Act and other relevant legislation, supported by a supervisor.
  • You will be expected to attend clients at hospitals, in their home and care/nursing homes.

Qualification:

  • Law Society Accredited Legal Representative (ALR) status is preferrable but not mandatory
  • Client following will be advantageous
  • Good understanding of the Legal Aid Agency Contract Specifications
  • Share our passion for access to justice
  • Proficiency with MS Office and Case Management systems
  • Driving Licence will be advantage

Benefits

In return, we will provide you with:

  • A competitive salary rate depending on experience
  • Excellent training & career development opportunity
  • A generous annual leave allowance.
  • A generous bonus scheme
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Ability to work remotely with access to our cloud-based case management software
  • Good work life balance

You will also have the added bonus of working alongside some like-minded individuals who are equally driven and are supportive of each other’s progress and ambitions.

Please send a CV & a Cover Letter to info@applemanlegal.com

Closing Date: 25 November 2021

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Job Advert: Appleman Legal

Mental Health Solicitor

Appleman Legal is looking for a Mental Health Solicitor / Representative who is a current member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme to join our growing team.

We represent a diverse range of clients, and we genuinely care about protecting the rights of individuals and promoting the rule of law for the most vulnerable members of our society. Our successes are based on our strong ethical values, so we are keen to hear from like-minded individuals who share the same ethos and values that the firm prides itself on.

You will be required to provide advice and representation in all aspects of Mental Health Law, including undertaking advocacy and dealing with all types of work in respect of Mental Health Tribunals.

As a minimum we expect you to have the following:

Benefits

  • A competitive salary depending on experience
  • Excellent training & career development opportunity
  • A generous annual leave allowance.
  • A generous bonus scheme
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Ability to work remotely with access to our cloud-based case management software
  • Good work life balance

Please send a CV & a Cover Letter to info@applemanlegal.com

Closing Date: 25 November 2021

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Job Advert: odonnells Solicitors

Court of Protection (welfare) Solicitor 

odonnells Solicitors is a small firm in Preston, Lancashire, specialising in mental health, Court of Protection welfare work and community care. We hold legal aid contracts in mental health and community care categories. We have a strong reputation in these areas, having been involved in reported cases in the Court of Protection, particularly in relation to deprivation of liberty. We have two Accredited Legal Representatives (welfare) and our managing director is a previous winner of the LAPG Mental Health Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year.

We are a team of experienced solicitors, tribunal representatives and support staff, who are committed to delivering top quality legal representation to all individuals who might need it.

More information about the firm and our aims can be found at www.odonnells-solicitors.co.uk.

The Role

Due to expanding volumes of work, we are recruiting a Court of Protection Solicitor or legal executive, who will be able to manage a caseload of welfare matters, including s.16 and s.21A applications.  Previous experience of working with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and under legal aid requirements is necessary.

There are opportunities for career progression within the firm towards supervisor and management roles for the right candidate.

Salary and terms will be negotiable and will reflect the experience or potential of the candidate.

Application Process

Please apply by sending your CV and covering letter to our Office Manager, Debbie Lawton-Dowd using the following contact details:

Email: debbie.lawton@odonnells-solicitors.co.uk 

Closing date: 22 October 2021

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Job Advert: Burke Niazi Solicitors

Burke Niazi Solicitors is recruiting for the following positions:

Mental Health Solicitor

1 – 4 years PQE.  Panel member. Opportunity to also receive training in and undertake Court of Protection work (no experience necessary).

Court of Protection Solicitor

1 – 4 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: AJM Solicitors

Mental Health Tribunal Panel Accredited Solicitor

Panel Accredited Solicitor (full time or part-time, salaried) 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: Mackintosh Law Solicitors

PARALEGAL VACANCY, LONDON
COURT OF PROTECTION (WELFARE)

The vacancy
We are looking for a paralegal to join our friendly Court of Protection welfare team. 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

Guide salary band: £20,000 to £23,000, dependent on skills

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.

CLOSING DATE for applications via the pack is 5pm, 20 September 2021 with interviews to take place as soon as possible.

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Job Advert: Otten Penna Solicitors

The Mental Health team at Otten Penna, South Manchester, is highly respected for its quality representation in the North West.

We are actively seeking to recruit a Mental Health Fee Earner; either Accredited already or working towards Accreditation.

Candidates need to be forward-thinking individuals who wish to develop their experience in this area of law to provide specialist advice, assistance and representation in relation to all aspects of Mental Health Law.

You will be joining an experienced, forward-thinking and friendly team with a supportive working environment with excellent career opportunities.

Mental Health Case Worker – Full/Part-time

  • To represent clients detained in hospital and in the community.
  • The role will involve all aspects of mental health tribunals, hospital manager’s hearings and CPA meetings, ensuring that files are run in accordance with the LAA requirements.
  • Membership of the Mental Health panel/ working towards accreditation.
  • Possess a full driving licence.

Salary negotiable depending on experience.

Inclusion to the firm’s Health and Wellbeing Scheme and Pension.

Please email your CV with a covering letter to caz.shaw@ottenpenna.co.uk.

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Job Advert: MJC Law

Court of Protection and Mental Health Solicitor/CILEx – 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 and Leeds.

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.

In July 2021 the Firm won ‘Legal Aid Law Firm of the Year’ at the prestigious Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards held annually by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group. 


Our Vision, Mission and Core Values

The intention 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 paying 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 this 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 and Mental Health Solicitor or CILEx of 3 years+ PQE to be based from our Leeds office with flexible working arrangements.  The candidate will manage a caseload of mental health, 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 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 and an excellent benefits package including: 

  • Monthly employer contribution into the ‘With Juno’ wellbeing platform
  • Death in Service benefit of 4 x salary payment
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave pay
  • Enhanced shared parental leave pay
  • Birthday leave
  • Miscarriage leave
  • Enhanced child bereavement leave pay
  • Enhanced sick leave pay
  • Enhanced matched pension contributions
  • Puppy and kitten leave 
  • Duvet days
  • Paid time off work for volunteering

We also have a generous bonus scheme and there are 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 Friday, 24 September 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 early October 2021 at our office in Leeds. The start date can be flexible to suit the successful applicant.

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Job Advert: MJC Law

Court of Protection Solicitor/CILEx – Nottingham 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 and Leeds.

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.

In July 2021 the Firm won ‘Legal Aid Law Firm of the Year’ at the prestigious Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards held annually by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group. 


Our Vision, Mission and Core Values

The intention 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 paying 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 this 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 3 years+ PQE to be based from our Nottingham 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 and an excellent benefits package including: 

  • Monthly employer contribution into the ‘With Juno’ wellbeing platform
  • Death in Service benefit of 4 x salary payment
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave pay
  • Enhanced shared parental leave pay
  • Birthday leave
  • Miscarriage leave
  • Enhanced child bereavement leave pay
  • Enhanced sick leave pay
  • Enhanced matched pension contributions
  • Puppy and kitten leave 
  • Duvet days
  • Paid time off work for volunteering

We also have a generous bonus scheme and there are 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 Friday, 24 September 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 early October 2021 at our office in Nottingham city centre. The start date can be flexible to suit the successful applicant.

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Job Advert: Swain & Co Solicitors

Mental Health Advocates – Ideally Accredited Panel Members
Salary: Dependant on Experience
Location: England, Various Locations

The Youngs Group are expanding due to ongoing success!

Already a successful and well established national legal practice with a reputation for excellence, this firm whose motto is ‘Empowering People to make positive change’ is growing.

The Company provides high-quality legal advice and services that covers both private and publicly funded work.

Applications are now being invited from enthusiastic individuals at all levels who want the opportunity to make a positive change in their career, and share in the expansion and continued success of this flourishing Company.

About this role:

We wish to grow our team so that we can continue assisting those most in need, and provide advice and representation in all aspects of Mental Health Law.

The successful candidate must be a current member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme and will be required to provide advice and representation in all aspects of Mental Health Law, including undertaking advocacy and dealing with all types of work in respect of Mental Health Tribunals.

You will be self-motivated, reliable, able to work as part of a team, and ambitious.

If you share our values and ambition, and you have an interest in long term development and progression, then apply today to join our team.

Be part of our success story working for a firm where you will receive recognition by way of salary and rewards which reflect your skills and experience, where your achievements are celebrated and where there is a genuine commitment to work/life balance. Flexible and remote working options are available for most positions.

Please visit this page on our website to apply.

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