Job Advert: Clifford Johnston & Co

MENTAL CAPACITY SOLICITOR

Clifford Johnston & Co are an experienced mental health practice based in South Manchester and Stockport, providing advice in this niche area of law for over 35 years. We are currently recruiting for a Law Society Accredited Legal Representative (ALR). We will consider full or part-time applicants.

The applicant must have a driving licence and own transport. Flexible working arrangements/ ability to work remotely. We are a busy and friendly practice.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

The successful candidate will be based at our Heaton Moor office. Interested applicants should please send their CV by email to n.doherty@cj-law.co.uk.

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Job Advert: Henry Hyams

MENTAL HEALTH PANEL MEMBER VACANCY

We are a long established city centre law practice located in stylish, modern offices in the heart of the Leeds legal sector; with a strong reputation for publicly funded work.  

We are passionate about the work that we do to protect the rights of our clients and to ensure they are dealt with fairly and with compassion. We are looking for someone who shares that passion.

If you are currently a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Panel Accreditation Scheme (or close to accreditation), have enthusiasm, empathy, and are able to deal with the most vulnerable members of society; we would like to invite you to apply to join our experienced and supportive team.

Ideally, you will have worked in this area of law for approximately 2-3 years and have experience of all aspects of Mental Health law including tribunal work. 

The role will involve:

  • Travelling to hospitals in Leeds and surrounding areas to visit clients.
  • Managing a caseload of mental health cases including representation at the Mental Health Tribunal.
  • Scope for dealing with Mental Capacity matters.
  • Ensuring that files are run in accordance with the LAA requirements.

Due to the travel involved, a full driving licence is preferred but not essential. The role also lends itself to a hybrid working environment which can be discussed in more detail upon application.

Please apply in writing, enclosing your CV and a covering letter stating your reasons for applying to Katrina Greenhalf: email k.greenhalf@henryhyams.com. Closing date: 08.12.21.

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Job Advert: Henry Hyams

MENTAL HEALTH PARALEGAL VACANCY

We are a long established highly respected practice based in Leeds city centre with a strong reputation for legal aid work.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and capable individual with an interest in mental health law. The successful candidate will be required to work towards obtaining Mental Health Panel Accreditation for which full training and support will be provided.

You will be joining an experienced and friendly team within a supportive working environment with excellent career opportunities.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have experience working with or supporting vulnerable people
  • Have an interest in mental health law
  • Have good organisational skills
  • Be a clear communicator
  • Be able to work independently

The role will involve:

  • Taking instructions from clients in hospital or subject to community based section.
  • Case preparation and representation at Hospital Managers’ Hearings
  • Working towards Mental Health Panel Membership.
  • Attendance at hospital managers hearings and CPA meetings
  • Ensuring that files are run in accordance with the LAA requirements.

Due to the travel involved, a full driving licence is preferred but not essential.

Please apply in writing, enclosing your CV and a covering letter stating your reasons for applying to Katrina Greenhalf: email k.greenhalf@henryhyams.com. Closing date: 5.11.21.

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Job Advert: Star Legal (incorporating CMHT) Solicitors

Walsall firm Star Legal (incorporating CMHT) Solicitors are recruiting for the following positions:

Mental Health Solicitor/Experienced Caseworker to Undertake MHT Work

Law Society panel member and driving licence essential. The opportunity to also receive training in and undertake Court of Protection work is available (no prior CoP experience necessary).

Court of Protection (Health & Welfare) Solicitor/Experienced Caseworker

Previous experience of working with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and legal aid requirements is essential. Accredited Legal Representative status desirable but not essential.

Star Legal Ltd is a highly-regarded multi-service law firm based in the West Midlands. We hold a legal aid contract in Mental Health and have a strong reputation in the area. 

The positions would suit enthusiastic applicants looking to assist in developing and growing an already thriving practice representing vulnerable members of society with a team committed to delivering high-quality assistance and representation to all those that need it. 

Salary & terms will be commensurate with experience and potential. 

Apply with covering letter and CV to Kirstine.McFarlane@star-legal.co.uk or for an informal discussion contact Kirstine McFarlane on 07768110398.

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Job Advert: Appleman Legal

Mental Health Law Paralegal

An outstanding opportunity has arisen at our Office in Seven Sisters, North London. The firm is looking for a Mental Health Paralegal to join its reputable and growing team. 

At Appleman Legal, we believe in allowing our Paralegals to have a high degree of responsibility from an early stage and we can provide excellent supervision and mentoring from our experienced supervising Solicitors. The firm has a strong commitment to training and retaining employees.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have completed their LPC, as progression opportunities are genuine within our firm with the possibility of securing a training contract.

As a minimum we expect you to have:

  • Strong Academic Background
  • Legal Practice Course
  • Interest in Mental Health & Mental Capacity Law although previous experience is not necessary
  • The candidate will need to share our passion for access to justice
  • Proficiency with MS Office and Case Management systems
  • Ability to travel to other locations when required 
  • Driving Licence will be an advantage

Benefits

  • A competitive salary
  • Excellent training & career development opportunity
  • Support and training to join the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme
  • A generous annual leave allowance.
  • Position can lead to a Training Contract

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 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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