Paralegal

Recruiter
Enable Futures
Location
Taunton, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Oct 2019
Closes
01 Nov 2019
Ref
1283993010
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Do you have a degree in Law, or have you done an LPC?

Have you a keen interest in Mental Health or Court of Protection Law?

Enable Futures are operating as an employment business on behalf of its client who are recruiting for a permanent Paralegal (Mental Health / Court of Protection Law) based in Taunton.

The working hours are 9.00am-5.00pm Monday to Friday. The annual salary is £18,000 - £25,000PA.

*Closing date is 16th October 2019*

Tasks

General casework and administrative assistance in mental health law and Court of Protection cases as directed

Meeting clients in hospital, in the office or in other agreed locations in order to take instructions and provide advice

Liaising with family members, mental health professionals, and professional witnesses as required in order to further a client's case

Reviewing medical notes

Instructing counsel, agents and expert witnesses

Drafting correspondence

Drafting legal aid applications

Preparation of witness statements, affidavits, and other pleadings

Preparation of bundles for tribunal and court proceedings

Attending conferences with counsel

Attending court hearings to provide support to counsel

Carrying out any reasonable tasks which assist with the day-to-day running of the Court of Protection and mental health departments, for example liaising with other staff re allocation of work, attending diary meetings and attending departmental meetings.

Carrying out any reasonable tasks which assist with the day-to-day running of the office

Otherwise undertake all other aspects of mental health and mental capacity law case work as directed

Responsibilities:

In accordance with the relevant quality standard;

In accordance with the Solicitors' Accounts Rules

In accordance with the Solicitors' Code of Conduct 2011

In accordance with Legal Aid Agency billing regulations and guidance

To the best of your ability

In a way which preserves or enhances the firm's reputation for high quality work

To a high standard of client care

With a professional, pleasant and courteous manner

When required, to achieve agreed levels of billing and time recording

To take responsibility for managing your CPD requirements

To develop and maintain and high level of knowledge of Court of Protection and mental health law, practice and procedure

To immediately advise a caseworker or case supervisor if you believe a piece of work is outside your capability or capacity

Only to carry out work that has been agreed by the accredited caseworker(s) and/or supervisors to be within your capability or capacity

To maintain a full UK driving license

Experience:

Law Degree or LPC

Previously worked as a Paralegal

Keen interest in Mental Health and / or Court of Protection Law

In return, you will benefit from:

28 days annual leave

Career progression

Pension

To Apply:

Please follow the application process for the site this job is advertised on asap or email your CV to 'Dans' email. If you have the transferable skills required, he will call and email with more information and discuss this with you confidentially.

By applying for the above position and providing your personal data to us you understand that your data will be processed in line with our Privacy Policy. To view our full Privacy Policy please visit our website. Enable Futures are committed to the selection, recruitment and development of the best people, basing judgements solely on suitability for the job.

Whilst we endeavour to respond to all applications individually, due to high volumes, this is not always possible. Thank you for your interest in this role and we look forward to working with you in the future

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