Job Advert: odonnells solicitors

There are two vacancies at odonnells solicitors, Preston:

1. Court of Protection fee earner.

We are seeking an experienced Court of Protection solicitor, legal executive or other fee earner to join our Court of Protection welfare team, primarily dealing with court applications under s.16 and s.21A of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

A knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act, Legal Aid Agency requirements and the ability to undertake a caseload with minimal supervision are desirable.

For the right candidate, there are opportunities to progress within the firm to more senior and management positions.

2. Paralegal to support Court of Protection and Mental Health teams.

We are recruiting additional paralegals, to support our mental health and Court of Protection teams, both at introductory, and more advanced levels.

For candidates who already have a law degree, and some experience of working in a solicitor’s office, there is an opportunity to progress quickly to the position of trainee solicitor.  There is also an opportunity for those who do not have such qualifications and experience, but do have a willingness to learn and interest in providing PA type support to other members of the team.  Extensive training will be provided.

For both positions:

Both vacancies arise due to further expansion within the team and we will consider candidates looking for full-time and part-time positions. 

In order to succeed at odonnells solicitors it is essential to have a genuine interest in supporting the needs and rights of vulnerable individuals, who may have complex mental health needs; and an understanding of the importance of being part of a team.  The successful candidates will need good communication skills, familiarity with use of computer systems, and a calm and level-headed approach under pressure. 

Salary dependent upon level of experience and qualifications. 

Interviews will be at our office in Preston.  Applications should be by email with CV attached, addressed to our director, Philippa Curran and sent to the following email address:

Closing date for applications – 17 January 2020


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