Job Advert: Steel & Shamash

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Steel & Shamash, a highly reputable and friendly firm, are advertising for the following positions within its Mental Health Department based in London Waterloo.

Paralegal Position
Initially this role will be to support the supervisor in the department. This will involve both client-facing work and file management. This position is with a view to support the applicant in becoming a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Panel Accreditation which will be funded by the firm.

The applicant will need to be organised, hard working with a commitment to representing vulnerable clients and have excellent communication skills. Previous positions in mental health law is desirable but not essential if transferable knowledge and skill set can be demonstrated.

Mental Health Panel Accredited Fee Earner
We seek a fee earner who is already a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Panel Accreditation. The applicant will need experience in all aspects of mental health work. Commitment and experience in representing patients at the Tribunal in both civil and forensic cases under the Mental Health Act is essential. You will be expected to build and maintain your own caseload. This position is open to both newly qualified and/or experienced fee earners.

Steel & Shamash is ranked highly in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. The firm is committed to mental health law and has a well established reputation. It is a leading multi-disciplined firm which includes mental capacity, community care, children, family and criminal law as well as a thriving private practice.
Competitive salaries including 25 days annual leave.

If you are interested please send your CV with a covering letter to the firm’s practice manager, Catherine Bekoe-Tabiri:

Closing date: Monday 10th October 2016 at 10am.

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