- We are currently recruiting paralegals for our Mental Health department. The position is based at our North Finchley office in London.
- The ideal candidate would be an LLB graduate planning a gap year before LPC, someone studying for the LPC part-time or someone looking for a paralegal role with a view to a training contract;
- it is essential that applicants have a genuine interest in and commitment towards mental health law;
- while not essential, it is important that applicants are able to drive and have use of a car as the hospitals we visit are often remote.
- We view this as a long-term appointment with the possibility of a training contract subject to performance.
- Annual salary of £17,250 and 20 days holiday;
- Entry into our discretionary bonus scheme.
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Paralegal Wanted - Court of Protection Department
We are looking for a paralegal to join our expanding and dynamic Court of Protection team consisting of four solicitors, and two trainee solicitors.
We are Lexcel accredited, and have contracts with the Legal Aid Agency in community care and mental health. We have been rated Category 1 (Excellence) for Mental Health and Court of Protection in our most recent peer review. We primarily represent vulnerable adults without capacity in welfare cases, most frequently instructed on the individual’s behalf by the Official Solicitor. We also represent family members in the Court of Protection.
We are looking for a paralegal to join the team and to assist our solicitors with their Court of Protection work primarily; we also conduct community care cases and there will be opportunities to advise and assist community care clients. We provide detailed training and there is scope for able individuals to attend court with counsel, meet with clients and draft documents in court proceedings.
Those successful in their application will have the opportunity of a training contract, subject to performance. We are looking for strong academic, diligent and conscientious individuals with an interest in the areas of law we specialise in, a passion to assist the most vulnerable in society, and motivation to progress within the firm. Experience of Court of Protection and community care work is not required.
Start date: September 2019
Application by CV and covering letter to Maria Nicholas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date for applications: 22 March 2019
Court of Protection - Solicitor Wanted
We are looking for an experienced Court of Protection solicitor 2+ years PQE to join our expanding and dynamic Court of Protection team. Our team currently consists of four solicitors and two (soon to be three) trainee solicitors.
We primarily represent P in welfare cases, most frequently instructed on P’s behalf by the Official Solicitor, and we also represent family members. Experience of mental capacity matters, best interests and welfare issues in the Court of Protection is essential.
We are looking for someone who has particular experience in representing P, by his/her litigation friend the Official Solicitor, and preferably with experience of supervising other fee earners. They need to be conscientious, driven, organised, and work well in a team.
The ideal candidate will be an ambitious practitioner experienced in COP work. We are looking for someone with the potential to progress to associate status within the firm, a role which involves supervisory responsibility.
Salary & Benefits
Up to £42K dependent on experience.
Private Health Insurance.
Bonus scheme with realistic targets.
25 days annual leave.
Application by CV and covering letter to Maria Nicholas at email@example.com.
Mental Health Paralegal - Tring Office
We are currently looking to recruit a paralegal for our Mental Health office in Tring, Hertfordshire.
The role involves assisting the running of a mental health caseload. A good deal of travelling is involved as we represent clients in East Anglia and the Midlands as well as locally. All paralegals benefit from our comprehensive training program and supervision.
This would suit an LLB graduate planning a gap year before LPC, someone studying for the LPC part-time or someone who has already passed the LPC and is looking to join a firm with a view to securing a training contract. We view this as a long-term appointment. Training contracts are awarded subject to performance.
Due to the location of the office a driving licence and car are essential.
Salary: £17,250 pa + expenses
Mental Health Paralegal - North Finchley, London Office
Salary & Benefits
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