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ODonnells Solicitors, Preston - Paralegals to support COP and MH teams (deadline 19/11/18)

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

We will consider candidates looking for full-time and part-time positions.

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.

What is essential is 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 candidate 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 managing partner, Jane Gale, and sent care of the following email address: office@odonnells-solicitors.co.uk (please quote reference MHLO).

Closing date for applications - 19/11/18
2018-10-30 2018-11-19
ASC Healthcare, Bolton - Mental Health Act Administrator (listed until 14/12/18)

Annual salary: Competitive

Hours per week: 37.5

The Mental Health Act (MHA or the Act) provides the legal framework for the detention in hospital of people who are deemed to be suffering from mental disorder. The MHA Code of Practice (the Code) is an important document, which provides guidance to mental health services and on how the MHA should be used lawfully, protecting the rights and best interests of those in need of support and care.

The role of the MHA Administrator is important because it provides a framework for compliance with the Mental Health Act by identifying and challenging any errors. Mental Health Administrators have a vital role in safeguarding the legal requirements of the Mental Health Act.

The key duties of the Mental Health Administrator include:

  • Receipt, scrutiny and rectification of documents to ensure they are legally correct and valid, ensuring the relevant information, signatories and permissions are obtained and recorded in accordance with the requirements of the MHA and Code of Practice.
  • Ensuring that Section expiry dates are dealt with within statutory timeframes.
  • Co-ordinating hospital manager reviews and Mental Health Tribunals. Organising and servicing all required meetings, ensuring the effective and timely production, collation and distribution of reports, minutes and other relevant documentation
  • Ensuring that all detained patients are aware of their rights and that this is recorded.
  • Giving advice to staff and patients when required.
  • Ensuring patients, their relatives, legal representatives and official agencies are provided with the information and documentation required to effect the detention, registration and admission of an individual under the provisions of the MHA.
  • Liaising with clinicians, external professionals, patients, their families, legal representatives and official agencies.
  • Receiving and responding to enquiries and requests for information in accordance with company policy, service level agreements and statutory regulations
  • Ensuring that all information and documentation is correctly processed in line with policies and procedures in order that regulatory and statutory requirements are met.
  • Maintaining the audit trail, ensuring up-to-date and accurate information can be provided or accessed as required
  • Seeking to improve processes and the general flow of information so that the department can operate efficiently
  • Meeting Key Performance Indicators
  • Day-to-day administration of the Mental Health Act.
  • Co-ordinate patient CPA (Care Programme Approach) meetings, including taking minutes to a high standard and distributing these in a timely manner.
  • Attend and take minutes at patient ward rounds.

To be successful as a MHA Administrator, you’ll need:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills within a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to prioritise workload to meet tight deadlines
  • To be highly motivated and work with and without direction
  • To demonstrate a positive work ethic and professionalism, as you will be liaising with a variety of professionals within the patient’s care team
  • To work well with systems and procedures
  • Education to GCSE level standard
  • To be competent in the use of standard office applications such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Experience of taking minutes at meetings to a high standard
  • A minimum of 2 years' previous experience within a relevant administrative or clinical role (desirable)
If you feel this is the role for you please send your application to ASC Healthcare at recruitment@aschealthcare.co.uk
2018-09-12 2018-12-14

Expired

Job Description Posted Closed
John D Sellars & Co, Sutton, Surrey - Mental Health Supervisor (listed until 14/9/18) Sutton/Surrey-based solicitors require a mental health accredited solicitor who is able to undertake the role of supervisor in this area and also attend Mental Health Tribunals/Managers Hearings. Salary based on experience. Full-time or part-time considered. Please contact: Mr John Sellars on 020 8661 7014 or 07984 361379. Please quote reference MHLO. 2018-07-11 2018-09-14
Plymouth Defence Solicitors, Plymouth - Mental Health Supervisor (listed until 31/7/18)

Mental Health Supervisor required for a busy and expanding Legal Aid firm in Plymouth to lead a Mental Health Department with another Mental Health Solicitor starting late-August/early-September 2018. A supportive and people-focused firm with full administrative support for the successful candidate. Generous remuneration negotiable depending on experience. One day flexible working considered. Relocation package negotiable.

If the right candidate has to undertake the Supervisor’s Course, this will be paid for by the firm if the supervision course and relevant supervisor’s form is completed by July 2018.

If interested, please contact hannah.turner@plymouthdefencesolicitors.com or 07540 332867. Your application will be treated in the strictest confidence.
2018-04-30 2018-07-31
Jobs: Bishop & Light Solicitors, Hove - Court of Protection Solicitor (listed until 13 July 2018)

Owing to growth, we are looking to recruit an experienced solicitor to work across our successful Mental Capacity and Mental Health Act departments.

Requirements:

  • Ideally 3 years' PQE and supervisor status. Exceptional applicants with less experience will be considered.
  • Good working knowledge of mental capacity law.
  • Experience of working within Legal Aid contracts.

Salary negotiable according to experience. We are also happy to consider a percentage deal.

Please apply with covering letter and CV to law@bishopandlight.co.uk
2018-04-14 2018-07-13
Cartwright King, Birmingham - Mental Health Lawyer (deadline 29/6/18)

Ref: 2018.11

Position: Mental Health Lawyer

Location: Birmingham

Hours: Full time and Permanent

Closing Date: Friday 29th June 2018

Cartwright King is a successful national law firm with offices across the country. We are a people-focused business where our staff and clients are our priority. We have consistently expanded and built teams of the best barristers, solicitors, paralegals, legal clerks and support staff.

Recruiting the right people to enhance our already-formidable teams is vital to our business.

We pride ourselves on being a progressive, forwarding-thinking law firm offering quality legal advice and services in a number of private and legally-aided disciplines:

Family & Divorce Law, Child Care Law, Family Mediation, Wills and Probate, Court of Protection, Community Care, Education, Mental Health, Employment, Police Law, Professional Discipline, Immigration, Criminal Defence, Business Defence, Motoring Law and Road Transport Law

What can we offer you:-

  • Opportunity for career progression and support through training;
  • A friendly and positive culture based on team work with no micro-managing;
  • A commitment to flexible working and good work/life balance;
  • A well-run and secure business where you can work with confidence.

In return we are looking for committed, ambitious people who would fit into a go-ahead and positive environment.

As a firm are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. This means that all applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

The role we are currently advertising for is a Mental Health Lawyer. This is a great opportunity for someone to join this department to develop your current knowledge and work with a variety of different people.

Please see the prime responsibilities and requirements below:

Prime Responsibilities:

  • Based at our Birmingham office you will have responsibility for and will develop and deal with a caseload of mental health cases under our contract(s) with the Legal Aid Agency with minimal administration assistance
  • You will assist the team in continuing to develop a mental health law presence for the practice
  • Have proven local or regional connections and be prepared to maintain and develop those

Essential requirements:

  • You will be an accredited Member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Tribunal Panel
  • Experience of representing patients detained under both civil and criminal sections of the Mental Health Act
  • Experience of running your own caseload and acting with autonomy, and perhaps in the supervision and support of less senior team members
  • A thorough understanding of the content and application of the Legal Aid contract for Mental Health work
  • Excellent organisational skills and an ability to manage your own diary
  • Excellent IT skills and an ability to use a case management system effectively
  • An ability to bill your own work, or to be taught to do so
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An ability to build good working relationships with members of the team and with clients
  • Able to build relationships with other professionals and third parties
  • Capable of working under pressure to deadlines and to meet time and financial targets
  • Confidence to develop own case load via networking, marketing and business development
  • Act with professionalism and integrity at all times
  • Ability to assimilate and promote the CK core values in your work
  • Willingness to contribute to team training sessions to deliver internal training
To apply please email a full CV and covering letter to: personnel@cartwrightking.co.uk Quoting the Job Reference: 2018.11 (MHLO)
2018-06-08 2018-06-29
DAC Beachcroft, Leeds - Healthcare Regulatory Solicitor (listed until 8/6/18)

Associate (4+ PQE) – Healthcare Regulatory, Leeds

Core responsibilities

  • Handle a varied workload in accordance with client protocols and with an appropriate level of supervision. Act as a point of contact for clients, demonstrating a level of knowledge and skill commensurate with experience.
  • Exercise full compliance with DAC Beachcroft protocols on billing and credit control and demonstrate a high level of financial management in respect of own files
  • Aim to achieve a minimum budgeted annual target of 1440 chargeable hours per year
  • Support marketing and business development activity within the team e.g. attending marketing events and client training
  • Build an awareness of the Firm's other services. Build effective internal and external networks.
  • Maintain an awareness of the firm's strategies and plans
  • Maintain and develop technical knowledge through attendance at training sessions, reading appropriate publications and exceeding Law Society CPD requirements
  • Handle confidential information in line with the firm's data security protocols.

Key skills

  • A Solicitor with experience in Health and Social care law - with a minimum 4yrs PQE.
  • Advocacy experience would be an advantage.

Experience of some or all of the following:

  • Coronial law
  • Mental health law
  • Mental Capacity Act/DOLS/CoP
  • Public Law
  • Strong client relationship skills and potential for further development
  • Highly motivated individual to fit into a responsive team providing excellence in service to our health and social care clients.
  • An individual able to demonstrate commitment and flexibility of working, to help satisfy high levels of urgent advice and responsiveness.

The team

As leading advisers in the health and social care sector we are regularly instructed in ground breaking and high profile cases. The Healthcare Regulatory team provide legal advice, legal updates and training to internal and external clients in the firm's health and social care sector on regulatory issues, healthcare law, information governance, inquests, CQC inspections and enforcement, professional disciplinary, performers list advice and representation, serious incidents, domestic homicide inquiries, criminal investigations, mental health, patient care issues, Human Rights Act issues, and clinical and corporate governance. We provide strategic advice to clients across the public and independent sector throughout health and social care providers and commissioners.

About the firm

With over 2,300 people, DAC Beachcroft combines one of the most comprehensive UK legal networks with coverage across Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia-Pacific. We provide a full service claims, transactional, commercial, risk and advisory capability. We work with clients in a select range of industry sectors and are market leaders in health, insurance and real estate. We are agile, progressive and easy to engage with.

We are committed to supporting the communities where we operate through charitable giving, pro bono work and programmes such as those operated by Business in the Community and The Prince's Trust.

In Legal 500 UK, 2017, the firm received top tier ranking for 29 of its practice areas and 60 practice areas in the top two tiers. In addition, Chambers UK, 2017, awarded 99 rankings to our partners and professionals as leading lawyers and 57 rankings in 30 separate practice areas, 36 of these rankings being in Band 1 and 2.

DAC Beachcroft holds certification under ISO9001, the quality assurance standard and ISO27001, the information security standard, and DAC Beachcroft LLP is the largest law firm in the country to hold a Gold Investors in People award.

Application Details

DAC Beachcroft is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from every sector of the community. We also welcome direct applications. If this opportunity sounds of interest to you, please make an application and submit your CV. Your application will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

For further details, click this link for further details.
2018-03-07 2018-06-08
ODonnells Solicitors, Preston - Mental health panel member (deadline 23/2/18)

An opportunity has arisen for a MH Panel member to join our tribunal team.

The successful candidate will understand the importance of providing a supportive and understanding experience for our clients, of being part of a team, will be an accredited member of the Law Society Mental Health panel and have:

a) a full driving licence and access to a vehicle, and
b) experience of dealing with matters under Legal Aid, and
c) advocacy skills and experience.

Our office is in Preston, but we cover appointments and representation at tribunals throughout the North of England. There is an opportunity for some remote working, to enhance your work/life balance. We want you to enjoy working with us, and for this to be a long-term arrangement. There is also an opportunity to have training from our Court of Protection team to broaden your skills.

Salary dependant on qualifications and experience of the candidate.

Interviews will be at our office in Preston.

Applications should be submitted by 5.00pm on Friday 23rd February 2018, by email with c.v. attached.

Please address your email to our Managing Partner, Jane Gale, using the following email address: jane.gale@odonnells-solicitors.co.uk

Please quote reference MHLO.
2018-01-17 2018-02-23
Peter Edwards Law, Hoylake - Paralegal or solicitor in tribunal department

Recruiting for an experienced fee earner with good technical knowledge and have an eye for detail. This role comes with excellent prospects for progression. The successful candidate must have:

  • Experience in Tribunal advocacy
  • Accredited Law Society MH Tribunal Panel membership
  • Knowledge of LAA contracts
  • A full driving licence and access to a vehicle
  • Experience of MCA, COP and Community Care desirable but not essential
We are offering some excellent opportunities to join our highly-regarded, well-established niche firm based in Hoylake in our expanding Mental Health Tribunal and Court of Protection departments. We are based at Hoylake on the Wirral, but represent clients in several areas including North and Mid Wales. All of the currently-advertised positions are permanent and full-time. Salaries will be based on experience.To apply for any of the roles please send your current CV and a brief covering letter addressing your suitability to: lisabolton@peteredwardslaw.com
2017-08-22 2017-11-22
Huntercombe Hospital, Roehampton - Mental Health Act Administrator (deadline 26/10/17)

The hospital is a 39-bedded purpose-built psychiatric intensive care unit. The hospital provides a secure and safe, gender-specific environment for adults who have suffered an acute deterioration or relapse in their mental wellbeing.

We specialise in providing intensive and bespoke, individualised treatment plans working collaboratively with patients and their families or carers and employ staff in a variety of different roles providing ongoing support, comprehensive training, learning and development opportunities.

The hospital is located just off the A306 in Roehampton, 4 miles from Richmond and 9 miles from central London. The nearest main line train station is Putney or Barnes with good transport links to the hospital.

When you join The Huntercombe Group as a Mental Health Act Administrator, you will be part of a company that is understanding, strives towards excellence, is innovative, reliable and accessible and above all puts people first.

Working as Mental Health Act Administrator you will safeguard the organisation and those detained by it under the Mental Health Act through ensuring robust application of the law and associated guidance. You will work closely with clinicians and the nursing team to provide a central contact point between the service and the hospital managers (MHA Managers), the Tribunal service, legal representatives, social workers and other external agencies as required in the course of the role.

Further information is contained within the job description and person specification.

The job closes on 26 October 2017 and should be applied for via the NHS jobs portal.

Candidates can contact the Group Mental Health Legislation Manager to discuss the role via email (julie.rowlands@huntercombe.com) or on 07760 775926
2017-10-13 2017-10-26
Peter Edwards Law, Hoylake - Paralegal in tribunal department

We are seeking a determined paralegal to join an already-established team to assist in the preparation of tribunals. For those aiming at qualification, you will ideally have completed your LPC and will be looking for progression. This role has the potential of a future training contract. The successful candidate must have:

  • Some knowledge of MHA would be desirable but not essential
  • A full driving licence and access to a vehicle
We are offering some excellent opportunities to join our highly-regarded, well-established niche firm based in Hoylake in our expanding Mental Health Tribunal and Court of Protection departments. We are based at Hoylake on the Wirral, but represent clients in several areas including North and Mid Wales. All of the currently-advertised positions are permanent and full-time. Salaries will be based on experience.To apply for any of the roles please send your current CV and a brief covering letter addressing your suitability to: lisabolton@peteredwardslaw.com
2017-08-22 2017-10-22
Peter Edwards Law, Hoylake - Paralegal or solicitor in COP (HW and DOLS) department

Recruiting for an experienced Court of Protection solicitor or paralegal to join a busy and expanding team. There could be room to develop private client work in wills and probate. It would therefore be beneficial if the candidate had experience covering Court of Protection matters and some general private client work. The successful candidate must have:

  • Experience of working with MCA/COP cases
  • Knowledge of LAA contract would be preferable
  • A full driving licence and access to a vehicle
  • Experience of MHA and Community Care work preferable
We are offering some excellent opportunities to join our highly-regarded, well-established niche firm based in Hoylake in our expanding Mental Health Tribunal and Court of Protection departments. We are based at Hoylake on the Wirral, but represent clients in several areas including North and Mid Wales. All of the currently-advertised positions are permanent and full-time. Salaries will be based on experience.To apply for any of the roles please send your current CV and a brief covering letter addressing your suitability to: lisabolton@peteredwardslaw.com
2017-08-22 2017-10-22
Peter Edwards Law, Hoylake - Paralegal in COP (HW and DOLS) department

We are recruiting for a dynamic paralegal to join our COP department. For those aiming at qualification, you will ideally have completed your LPC and will be looking for progression. This role has the potential of a future training contract. The successful candidate must have:

  • A full driving licence and access to a vehicle
  • Some knowledge of MHA and Community Care would be useful but not essential
We are offering some excellent opportunities to join our highly-regarded, well-established niche firm based in Hoylake in our expanding Mental Health Tribunal and Court of Protection departments. We are based at Hoylake on the Wirral, but represent clients in several areas including North and Mid Wales. All of the currently-advertised positions are permanent and full-time. Salaries will be based on experience.To apply for any of the roles please send your current CV and a brief covering letter addressing your suitability to: lisabolton@peteredwardslaw.com
2017-08-22 2017-10-22
ODonnells Solicitors, Preston - Court of Protection solicitor (deadline 29/9/17)

Owing to continued expansion, we have an opportunity for a full-time qualified solicitor, to join our busy Court of Protection team. The successful candidate will understand the importance of providing a supportive and understanding experience for our clients, and of being part of a team, and will have:

a) a full driving licence and access to a vehicle, and b) the ability to work unsupervised, and to provide training and support to other members of the team, and c) experience of DOLS applications, and Court of Protection applications (both financial and welfare issues), and d) experience of dealing with matters under Legal Aid.

Our office is in Preston, but we attend appointments and court hearings throughout the North of England.

Salary dependant on qualifications and experience of the candidate.

Interviews will be at our office in Preston.

Applications should be submitted by 5.00pm on Friday 29 September 2017, by email with CV attached.

Please address your email to our Managing Partner, Jane Gale, confirming which position you are applying for, using the following email address: jane.gale@odonnells-solicitors.co.uk
2017-09-08 2017-09-29
ODonnells Solicitors, Preston - Mental health panel member (deadline 29/9/17) This advert has now expired. 2017-09-08 2017-09-29
DAC Beachcroft, Leeds - Healthcare Regulatory Solicitor

Ref No.: 33879

Job Title: Solicitor - Healthcare Regulatory

Work Type: Full Time - Permanent

Department: Healthcare Regulatory

Role: Solicitor

Location: Leeds

Description:

The team

As leading advisers in the health and social care sector we are regularly instructed in ground breaking and high profile cases. The Healthcare Regulatory team provide legal advice, legal updates and training to internal and external clients in the firm's health and social care sector on regulatory issues, healthcare law, information governance, inquests, CQC inspections and enforcement, professional disciplinary, performers list advice and representation, serious incidents, domestic homicide inquiries, criminal investigations, mental health, patient care issues, Human Rights Act issues, and clinical and corporate governance. We provide strategic advice to clients across the public and independent sector throughout health and social care providers and commissioners.

The Person

• A Solicitor with experience in Health and Social care law - with a minimum 4yrs PQE. • Experience of some or all of the following: - Coronial law - Mental health law -Mental Capacity Act/DOLS/CoP -Adult and/or Childrens Safeguarding -The Care Act and related statutory framework - Advocacy -Commissioning -NHS Continuing Healthcare / interface with social care - Risk management • Strong client relationship skills and potential for further development • Highly motivated individual to fit into a responsive team providing excellence in service to our health and social care clients. • An individual able to demonstrate commitment and flexibility of working, to help satisfy high levels of urgent advice and responsiveness.

Core responsibilities

• Handle a varied workload in accordance with client protocols and with an appropriate level of supervision. Act as a point of contact for clients, demonstrating a level of knowledge and skill commensurate with experience. • Exercise full compliance with DAC Beachcroft protocols on billing and credit control and demonstrate a high level of financial management in respect of own files • Aim to achieve a minimum budgeted annual target of 1440 chargeable hours per year • Support marketing and business development activity within the team e.g. attending marketing events and client training • Build an awareness of the Firm's other services. Build effective internal and external networks. • Maintain an awareness of the firm's strategies and plans • Maintain and develop technical knowledge through attendance at training sessions, reading appropriate publications and exceeding Law Society CPD requirements • Handle confidential information in line with the firm's data security protocols.

About the firm

With over 2,300 people, DAC Beachcroft combines one of the most comprehensive UK legal networks with coverage across Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia-Pacific. We provide a full service claims, transactional, commercial, risk and advisory capability. We work with clients in a select range of industry sectors and are market leaders in health, insurance and real estate. We are agile, progressive and easy to engage with. We are committed to supporting the communities where we operate through charitable giving, pro bono work and programmes such as those operated by Business in the Community and The Prince's Trust.

In Chambers UK, the leading legal guide's 2017 edition, the firm received 57 rankings with 36 of our total listings in either Band 1 or Band 2, as well as 99 Ranked Lawyers.

In The Legal 500 UK 2016, one of the leading guides to law firms in the UK, the firm received 105 practice area rankings, over half of which are Tier 1 and 2. In addition to team rankings, 18 of our lawyers have been listed in the elite "leading individuals" list, some in multiple categories, and 161 colleagues are "recommended" in the editorial.

DAC Beachcroft holds certification under ISO9001, the quality assurance standard and ISO27001, the information security standard, and DAC Beachcroft LLP is the largest law firm in the country to hold a Gold Investors in People award.

Application Details

DAC Beachcroft is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from every sector of the community. We also welcome direct applications. If this opportunity sounds of interest to you, please make an application and submit your CV. Your application will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence. Applications may be made via the cvMail website.
2017-05-31 2017-08-31
ODonnells Solicitors, Preston - PA/admin assistant in MHT team This advert has now expired. 2017-07-05 2017-08-11
Mills and Reeve, Birmingham - Health Litigation Solicitor

Associate (NQ+) - Health Litigation – Birmingham

Fixed term contract - 12 months approx

We need a solicitor to work in our Birmingham office. You will deal with a wide range of patient matters and public law work. A broad range of work will include complex issues covering:

  • Inquests
  • FOI and DPA
  • Mental Health Act 1983
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005, Best Interests and Court of Protection cases
  • Consent
  • Confidentiality
  • Public Interest Immunity
  • Complaints
  • Continuing Healthcare
  • NHS commissioning decisions
  • Judicial Review
  • Responsible Commissioner
  • Performers List Management
  • CQC regulation
  • Child Law
For more information and to apply for the role, visit the Mills & Reeve website (click on the "Associate/ NQ - Health Litigation" link there).
2017-08-04 2017-08-08
Ben Hoare Bell, Newcastle upon Tyne - Mental Health Solicitor

Award winning North East Firm seeks Solicitor to practise predominantly in Mental Health work.

We are looking for a full-time Mental Health Solicitor to join the team in our Newcastle upon Tyne office.

The successful candidate must be a member of the Law Society Mental Health accreditation scheme.

The successful applicant may also be required to practice in Court of Protection work. However, experience in this area is not essential.

Salary: commensurate with experience.

For full job description visit: www.benhoarebell.co.uk/vacancies

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to Rachel Floyd – applicants@benhoarebell.co.uk or 47 John Street, Sunderland, SR1 1QU.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 31st July 2017.
2017-06-15 2017-07-31
Ben Hoare Bell, Newcastle upon Tyne - Community Care Solicitor

Community Care Solicitor

We are looking for a full time Community Care Solicitor to join the team in our Newcastle upon Tyne office.

This post is predominantly for a Solicitor specialising in Community Care work. Experience of Court of Protection work is desirable. The ideal candidate will also be a qualified Supervisor for Legal Aid contract purposes. However we will also consider non-qualified applicants with the relevant experience as well as Solicitors who do not yet have Supervisor status.

The Community Care department works closely with the Mental Health department and there is the potential for a cross-over with the Mental Health department if the successful applicant is suitably accredited.

Salary commensurate with experience.

For a full job description visit: www.benhoarebell.co.uk/vacancies

To apply please send a CV and cover letter to applicants@benhoarebell.co.uk or 47 John Street, Sunderland, SR1 1QU.

The deadline is 5pm on Friday 5th May 2017. Please quote reference MHLO.
2017-03-17 2017-05-05
Peter Edwards Law, Hoylake - MHT paralegals

Peter Edwards Law is looking for two paralegals to join our expanding Tribunal Department.

We are based in Hoylake, near Liverpool, and cover much of the North West and North Wales.

Panel membership desirable but not essential. Welsh speaker an advantage.

Peter Edwards Law is a longstanding human rights practice focusing exclusively on MHA, MCA, the Court of Protection and Care Act.

Salary according to experience. Car ownership essential.

Contact peter1@peteredwardslaw.com with CV. Please quote reference MHLO.
2016-12-16 2017-03-15
Campbell Law, Milton Keynes - Paralegal

Paralegal sought

Campbell Law Solicitors is a well established and regarded niche firm located in modern offices in 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 and mental capacity law matters (financial, welfare and health-related); and,
  • NHS Continuing Healthcare appeals.

Our work is funded privately and via legal aid.

We are looking to recruit a paralegal with an interest in and commitment to our areas of work. Previous experience in our areas of work is an advantage but not essential for the right candidate. Applicants who wish to consider taking up a training contract with this firm are also invited to apply. We have successfully taken on prospective trainee solicitors in the past who have worked full-time with us whilst completing a part-time LPC.

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.

The closing date for applications is 3rd March 2017.

Salary will be dependent upon experience.

24 days annual holiday is given in addition to bank holidays and paid leave between Christmas and New Year.

Please apply with covering letter & CV to Jade Cassidy (Practice Manager), Campbell Law Solicitors, 3b Opal Court, Opal Drive, Fox Milne, Milton Keynes MK15 0DF or via admin@campbell-law.co.uk

Applications can be submitted by post or email although email is preferred. Please quote reference MHLO.
2017-01-06 2017-03-03
Mackintosh Law, London - Assistant Solicitor

Mackintosh Law: Specialists in Mental Capacity and Community Care Law

Assistant Solicitor

We are a dynamic, energetic Legal Aid practice with a national reputation, located near London Bridge, advising and representing disabled people in proceedings under the MCA in the Court of Protection, including community care law. 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 a solicitor to join our committed mental capacity team to work alongside Nicola Mackintosh QC (Hon) undertaking complex and strategic casework in the Court of Protection.

We are looking for a solicitor (0 - 5 years PQE) preferably with experience in health and welfare cases in the Court of Protection. We will also consider candidates who show they have transferable skills, want a challenge and would like to take their 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 info@macklaw.co.uk or write to Mark Slade, 103 Borough High Street, London SE1 1NL.

Mackintosh Law is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.
2017-01-20 2017-02-01
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 - applicants@benhoarebell.co.uk 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 Gemma.foster@cygnethealth.co.uk

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: s.noronha@vision-mh.com

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 vacancy@ghplegal.com 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: https://www.switalskis.com/court-of-protection/

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 info@macklaw.co.uk 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: admin@campbell-law.co.uk

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 This advert has now expired. 2015-09-30 2016-01-22
ODonnells Solicitors, Preston - Mental health panel member This advert has now expired. 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 www.peteredwardslaw.co.uk 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 carolynlindsay@peteredwardslaw.com for an application form. Please quote reference MHLO.
2015-11-23 2015-12-11
ODonnells Solicitors, Preston - Mental Health Lawyer This advert has now expired. 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 andreas@abbotstonelaw.com - please quote reference MHLO.
2014-09-08 2015-05-06
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 lawyer@needhampoulier.co.uk. 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 This advert has now expired. 2014-10-21 2015-01-16