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ODonnells Solicitors, Preston - Court of Protection lawyer We are a small practice but we punch above our weight. We do this by aiming to be the best, not the biggest or covering the most categories of law. Our specialism is mental health and mental capacity law. To learn more about us, visit where you will be able to get a feel for who we are along with details of our notable cases.

We must stress that we are very busy and we expect high standards but if you have the vocation to specialise in Court of Protection work, have confidence in your ability and want to make your mark in a firm at the leading edge of developments, we would like to hear from you. If you have a following it helps but is not essential as we have ample leads. Most important is a business sense to exploit our excellent reputation. Salary will be discussed with you at interview. Although based in Preston there is significant scope for remote working. This is a key appointment for us with early partnership prospects for the right person.

CV by email to: - please quote reference MHLO.
ODonnells Solicitors, Preston - Mental health panel member MENTAL HEALTH PANEL MEMBER REQUIRED

We are odonnells solicitors and our focus is on mental health law. Due to significant growth we require a panel member to join us. Applicants must have a commitment to representing mentally disordered people throughout the north of England and either are now, or wish to be, specialists in this field.

If you relish the opportunity to use and develop your legal training to find innovative ways of helping our clients, then we want to hear from you.

To find out who we are and the leading cases in which we are involved, go to our website by simply Googling ‘odonnells’.

Salary or consultant rates will be open to discussion but we will not lose the right person over money. CV by email please to headed ‘MHT POSITION’. Please quote reference MHLO.
Peter Edwards Law, Hoylake - Court of Protection lawyer MENTAL CAPACITY LAW – Experienced Court of Protection (health and welfare) solicitor / legal executive required based in our office in the North West. At least 3 years PQE. Excellent partnership prospects. This is a senior appointment.

We are a niche practice specialising only in mental health, mental capacity and community care law.

To learn more about us visit where you will be able to get a sense of how we operate and our core values.

We are very busy and we expect high standards but if you have the vocation to specialise in Court of Protection work, have confidence in your ability and want to make your mark in a firm at the leading edge of developments, we would like to hear from you.

We are considered to be leaders in the field (Chambers 2016) and feel with the right candidate we can take our practice to another level. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person.

Closing date 11th December

Salary will depend on experience.

Please email us to for an application form. Please quote reference MHLO.
2015-11-23 2015-12-11


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Abbotstone Law, London - Mental Health Panel Members 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 - please quote reference MHLO.
2014-09-08 2015-05-06
Alpha Hospital, Bury - Mental Health Act Administrator Job Title/Hours Of Work: Mental Health Act Administrator, Alpha Hospital, Bury. Full time. Salary negotiable according to qualifications and experience

Job Details: The successful candidate will need exceptional administrative skills, interpersonal skills and a keen eye for detail. You will be confident in dealing with professionals at all levels both internal and external to the Organisation.

Requirements: Ideally you will have a Certificate in Mental Health Law. You will be fully conversant with all Microsoft packages. Previous experience in a similar role and a certificate in Mental Health Law will be an advantage.

Additional Comments: For a full job description please contact Tim Ward, recruitment manager, on 07715 055 185. Please quote reference MHLO.
2015-06-08 2015-08-19
Needham Poulier Solicitors, London - Mental Health Solicitor 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 Closing date Friday 5th September 2014. Please quote reference MHLO.
2014-08-24 2015-01-16
ODonnells Solicitors, Preston - Mental health and mental capacity fee earner 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.

The person

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 job

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, 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.
2014-10-21 2015-01-16
ODonnells Solicitors, Preston - Mental Health Lawyer Do you have a vocation to help those with mental disorder by applying the law? We have trained a succession of lawyers only to lose them to more highly paid and less demanding occupations so we need someone who shares the passion and commitment of our team of 5 panel members.

Panel membership NOT essential. If you are a panel member you can hit the ground running but if not we will train you. We are very busy so would appreciate hearing from you as soon as possible. We are based in Preston, Lancs but our practise involves travel throughout the north of England.

Email cv to Please quote reference MHLO.
2015-06-08 2015-09-30