Job Advert: GT Stewart

Mental Health Tribunal Panel Accredited Fee Earner

We are a renowned multiservice law firm committed to access to justice recommended in the Legal 500 and Chambers UK currently recruiting an experienced fee earner who is an accredited member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Tribunal Panel to work from our central Leeds office to undertake work primarily within the North East LAA contract area. 

This will be a full-time position, initially on a one-year fixed-term contract which may extend to a permanent position. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter and be expected to build and maintain their own caseload. We are especially interested in applicants who can bring their own client following. 

You will be expected to prepare your files for billing prior to submitting them to our dedicated billing department and there will be some general administration attached to the role. You will need good administrative, communication, interpersonal, marketing and IT skills. 

We pride ourselves on being a friendly and supportive workplace with a team that looks to promote from within and develop confident, imaginative and technically accomplished lawyers.

Due to the nature of our work, our Mental Health Department fee earners are primarily remote workers, but you will have access to our nationwide network of offices and our paperless IT platform with virtual legal resources which include LexisNexis and Westlaw. We are looking for individuals who are able to join the team ASAP. Salary and benefits will be negotiable and will reflect experience or potential of the candidate.

gtstewart.co.uk

Staff Benefits include:

  • 23+ days annual leave
  • Staff Pension
  • Access to a comprehensive set of benefits
  • Excellent career development possibilities 
  • Excellent flexible working practices

Send your CV together with a covering letter to:

recruitment@gtstewart.co.uk

Closing date 31 May 2021.

We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer.

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Job Advert: Appleman Legal

We pride ourselves on being a progressive, forwarding thinking law firm offering quality legal advice and services in private and legally aided disciplines. The Firm is contracted with the Legal Aid Agency to deliver Legal Aid work in Mental Health Law, Mental Capacity & Court of Protection, Family and Children Law.

Here at Appleman Legal, we believe in allowing our Trainees and Paralegals to have a high degree of responsibility from an early stage and we guarantee excellent supervision and mentoring from our experienced Supervising Solicitors. The Firm has a strong commitment to training and retaining employees and Trainees.

Mental Health Paralegal

We are looking for a paralegal to join our thriving Mental Health Law department in our North London office. The candidate will need to share our passion for access to justice and show an interest in this area of law.

Membership of the Law Society Mental Health Accreditation Scheme, a driving license and previous experience would be an advantage.

Skills Required

  • Passionate and dedicated to Mental Health Law
  • Organised and proactive in terms of file management
  • Willing to travel and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Team player
  • Strong written and IT skills

Benefits

  • Competitive Salary, determined by the candidate’s level of experience.
  • Full-Time Permanent Employment
  • This position will lead to a Training Contract if the candidate meets the relevant criteria. Appleman Legal fully support the training and development of all its paralegals in their career pathway.

Applications

Please send your CV and covering letter to info@applemanlegal.com

Deadline

14th May 2021

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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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