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Mental health and mental capacity fee earner - ODonnells Solicitors, Preston
We specialise in mental health and mental capacity law covering the Court of Protection and Mental Health Tribunals and have been at the forefront in developing the law on deprivation of liberty in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. Our reputation is excellent. Our client satisfaction is high.
We are looking for a suitably experienced fee earner (solicitor/legal executive) who knows that hard work is needed to survive in business. Dedication to breaking the stigma of mental disorder and to protect the rights of the vulnerable is essential. Membership of the MH Panel is considered useful, but not essential.
Excellent verbal, written and analytical skills are required. The law is complex and we are extremely busy but the professional rewards are enormous if you share our vocation.
We have no lifts in our building, the stairs are relatively narrow and the nearest car park is 100 yards away. Considerable travel will be involved throughout the North of England to residences in the community, courts and hospitals (including secure units). It follows that a degree of mobility is needed but we do not discriminate in any way whatever. If you are the best person for our clients, we want to hear from you.
The focus is on the experience of clients, not the status of the staff. We have a growing caseload of Court of Protection welfare work which will require the right attitude, aptitude and ability.
This is a position for a fee earner with existing experience but we will build on your skills. The pace of progress is up to you. Salary is negotiable depending on experience.
Will be at our office in Preston. Reasonable travelling expenses will be re-imbursed.
Application by Friday 14th November.
By email to firstname.lastname@example.org, marked for the attention of Debbie Lawton. Please attach your CV and say where you would like to be professionally in 3 years' time. Please quote reference MHLO.
Mental Health Panel Members - Abbotstone Law, London
Abbotstone Law is now seeking members of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme to join our specialist mental health and capacity practice based in Dulwich, South London. Set up and run by four established legal practitioners, generous fee sharing consultancy agreements are available and we have vacancies in the South & South East, the South West and Midlands and East.
The firm will offer consultants referrals, prompt payment, flexible working including use of our offices and training to support legal practitioners' development.
To apply please contact Andrea Spyrou on 0203 551 9384 or e-mail email@example.com - please quote reference MHLO.
Mental Health Solicitor - Needham Poulier Solicitors, London
Mental Health Solicitor/Advocate required
We are a well established firm with a LAA mental health contract in Tottenham N17.
We require a new supervisor with Mental Health Panel Membership for our mental health department. Our work is primarily Tribunal based in the South East of England but we have some other related work. We have a high proportion of restricted cases because of our Criminal Legal Aid contract.
The successful applicant will be head of our mental health team working with a number of other personnel assisting in preparation and advocacy. The applicant will need to be a team player, working in our friendly open plan office. The applicant will need experience in all aspects of running a mental health case load, including billing, and be capable of working with minimal supervision. We are looking for someone keen to demonstrate their ability to build on a busy successful department and expand into other related areas of work.
Please send your application and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date Friday 5th September 2014. Please quote reference MHLO.