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about 1 year ago
Duncan Lewis Solicitors
Salary: Competitive
Location: Leicester
Job type: Permanent
Category: Solicitor Jobs
Job Description:

We are currently looking for dynamic, committed and highly driven Mental Health Panel Members, who have experience in assisting clients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983.

If you are a qualified solicitor then experience in supervision of staff will also be an advantage.

The main responsibilities of the role will include:

• Assisting with casework in Mental Health Law
• Attending clients, taking instructions and preparing cases and appeals.
• Dealing with correspondence
• Maintaining accurate time costing procedures
• Implementing any recommendations made by your supervisor following monthly file reviews ensuring that these are dealt with promptly.
• Ensuring compliance with file management.

Own advocacy.

Key Skills Required:

The successful Mental Health Panel Member must demonstrate passion and experience in a broad range of public funded Mental Health Law.

The successful candidate must have:-

• A strong academic background with a Law degree
• Legal experience as a Mental Health Solicitor
• Clear understanding and application of Mental Health Law
• Business acumen and the ability to market the Company
• Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft office and outlook

The successful candidate must be registered with the Law Society on the Mental Health Panel.

You will be a professional with a pro-active approach, have excellent client care skills and the ability to successfully market the company and generate new business.

It is a requirement that candidates must have a clean, valid Practising Certificate at the time of applying.

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