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Ben Hoare Bell, Newcastle - Court of Protection solicitor

Court of Protection solicitor

Award winning North East Firm seeks Solicitor to practice predominantly in Court of Protection (Health and Welfare) work.

Previous Court of Protection (Health and Welfare) work is essential.

The successful applicant may also be required to practice in general areas of Community Care and Public Law. However, experience in these areas is not essential.

Salary commensurate with experience.

For full job description visit the Ben Hoare Bell website.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to Rachel Floyd - or 47 John Street, Sunderland, SR1 1QU.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 31st October 2016. Please quote reference MHLO.

2016-10-12 2016-10-31
Cygnet Hospital, Bury - MHA Administrator Vacancy for MHA Administrator at Cygnet Hospital Bury.

Looking for applicants working in an MHA role already.

The starting salary is £18,000 per annum for 40 hours, Monday to Friday (this includes flexi-time if needed).

For any applicant who has successfully completed the MHA Law & Practice Certification the starting salary would be £20,000.

Candidates interested can apply online or send their Curriculum Vitae direct to

Please quote reference MHLO.
2016-06-22 2016-09-23
Vision Mental Healthcare, Hertfordshire - Mental Health Act Administrator Cornerstone House

Vision Mental Healthcare (VMH) is an independent healthcare provider to the NHS founded in 2008. The service is operated from Cornerstone House, an inpatient service with 25 beds. VMH provides ongoing treatment to patients who have been discharged from the service, either in their own home or in supported living services.

We are looking for a Mental Health Act Administrator who is currently established within his or her role, and has the relevant experience and skill set or can be successfully developed into the role. We are also open to candidates with limited experience, as training and on-the-job coaching would be provided by our in-house Senior MHA Administrator.

As part of your role you will be a pivotal member of the MDT and will work alongside other mental health professionals. You will be based at Cornerstone House in Elstree, Hertfordshire.

The successful candidate will have ample of opportunities to develop and grow within the organisation. The successful candidate will work in conjunction with our MHA Administrator and must be willing to undertake any external training to aid his or her development within this role.

To apply for the position please send a copy of your CV to the following email address with a covering letter:

Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.

Please note that Vision Mental Healthcare is an equal opportunities employer. All successful candidates with be required to provide two references and have DBS clearance.

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms - 15th September 2016

Please quote reference MHLO.
2016-08-09 2016-09-15
GHP Legal, Wrexham - Mental Health Lawyer Mental Health Tribunal Hearings Solicitor/Caseworker

GHP Legal is a large multi-disciplinary high street solicitors' practice serving a client base stretching across more than 10 counties in England and Wales.

We are looking to recruit a solicitor/caseworker with particular experience of tribunal work, ideally an accredited panel member who is able to represent clients at Mental Health Tribunal hearings immediately.

However, applications are welcome from both qualified and non-qualified individuals who are dedicated, hard-working and enthusiastic.

Our mental health team specialises in:

  • Mental Health Tribunals and Hospital managers' meetings
  • County court displacement of nearest relative applications
  • Human rights applications & judicial review
  • Court of Protection applications
  • Habeas corpus
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS)
  • Treatment and post-discharge care provision

Our highly specialised and qualified team of lawyers regularly act for patients in hospitals and nursing homes across North Wales, Mid Wales, Shropshire and the North West; therefore, access to a car and a clean driving licence are essential.

This vacancy has been created due to the demand for representation in the area.

Salary is dependent upon experience.

Please email your CV and covering letter to or alternatively post your application to The Practice Manager, GHP Legal, 26-30 Grosvenor Road, Wrexham LL11 1BU.
2016-05-05 2016-07-31
Switalskis, York - Court of Protection lawyer Solicitor / Legal Executive (Court of Protection, York)

Switalskis have a new vacancy for a Solicitor/Legal Executive within our Court of Protection Department at our flagship York office. The successful candidate will work alongside Susan McKendry, Director, and her team, on Court Protection cases concerning patients who lack capacity to make decisions about their care, residence, contact, medical treatment, consent to sexual relations and deprivation of liberty.

The Court of Protection department as a whole specialises in both the health and social care aspects of the Court of Protection as well as the financial aspects. The team deals with a wide range of matters, including serious medical treatment, Court of Protection applications, deprivation of liberty challenges and community care issues.

Further details on the team here at Switalskis can be found on our website at the following link:

Switalskis is proud to offer competitive salaries alongside a generous benefits package which includes BUPA cash plan membership, life insurance, critical illness cover, and income protection. Switalskis also offers the opportunity to join the company pension scheme and childcare voucher scheme.

To apply send your CV and a covering letter by post to: Ms M Paga, HR Manager, Switalskis Solicitors, 24-28 Queen Street, Huddersfield HD1 2SP.
2016-05-16 2016-07-12
Mackintosh Law, London - Mental Capacity and Community Care Lawyers Mackintosh Law: Specialists in Mental Capacity and Community Care Law

Assistant Solicitors

We are a dynamic, energetic Legal Aid practice with a national reputation located near London Bridge advising and representing disabled people in the Court of Protection and in health and social care public law challenges. We have contracts with the LAA in community care and public law and are Lexcel accredited.

Our clients are some of the most vulnerable in society, and need the assistance, support and protection of top-quality lawyers. You can make a real difference utilising your legal skills within a small, friendly and highly-driven firm.

We are seeking two solicitors to join our committed team to work alongside Nicola Mackintosh QC (Hon) undertaking complex and strategic casework.

One will be an experienced solicitor capable of meeting the LAA's supervisor standards and with a proven track record of conducting relevant litigation to an excellent standard.

We are also looking for a solicitor who may not have experience in our niche areas but who has transferable skills, wants a challenge and would like to take his or her career in a different and exciting direction. We will provide the support to make that happen.

Salary: competitive, according to experience.

For an application pack please email or write to Mark Slade, 103 Borough High Street, London SE1 1NL.

Closing date: 17 June 2016

Mackintosh Law is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.
2016-06-07 2016-06-17
Campbell Law Solicitors, Newport Pagnell - Mental Health Tribunal caseworker Mental Health Tribunal caseworker sought

Campbell Law Solicitors is a well-established and well regarded niche firm located in pleasant offices in the busy market town of Newport Pagnell near Milton Keynes.

We specialise in mental health, mental capacity and community care law and specifically we advise, assist and represent clients for:

  • Mental Health Tribunals (and associated mental health law work);
  • Court of Protection matters (financial, welfare and health-related); and
  • NHS Continuing Healthcare appeals.

Our work is funded privately and via Legal Aid. We have contracts in mental health and community care with the LAA.

We are looking to recruit a caseworker with experience of Mental Health Tribunal work.

Ideally this person will already be an accredited panel member who can represent clients at Mental Health Tribunal hearings immediately.

We will also consider good applicants who are not yet accredited but who have relevant experience and a commitment to this area of work.

Applications can be from qualified or non-qualified persons. Experience, intelligence, personal qualities and a commitment to best representing detained patients is of more importance than a qualification as a lawyer.

Other relevant experience will also be taken into account but this post is specifically advertised to replace a departing accredited colleague who is leaving to undertake the bar training course.

Given the geographical reach of our work an essential requirement is a current valid (preferably clean) driving licence, access to a car for work purposes and a willingness to travel to the various hospitals and courts that we cover.

Applicants who wish to consider taking up a training contract with this firm are invited to apply. We have successfully taken on trainee solicitors in the past who have worked full-time with us whilst completing a part-time LPC.

The closing date for applications is 31st January 2016. [Now extended to 15 February 2016.]

Ideally the successful candidate will able to start work as close to 1st March 2016 as possible.

Salary will be dependant upon experience. 24 days annual holiday is given alongside bank holidays and paid leave between Christmas and new year.

Please apply to:

Jade Cassidy (Practice Manager), Campbell Law Solicitors, 73 High Street, Newport Pagnell, Bucks, MK16 8AB. Email:

Applications can be submitted by post or email although email is preferred. Please quote reference MHLO.
2015-12-20 2016-02-15
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.
2015-09-30 2016-01-22
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.
2015-11-23 2016-01-22
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
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
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
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
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
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