We are seeking a fully qualified solicitor holding an unrestricted Scottish practicing certificate with experience in Adults with Incapacity and Mental Health law.
LSA is Scotland’s largest Law Centre. Through its solicitors and other staff, operating as Brown & Co. Legal LLP, LSA has a 30-year legacy of serving individuals, families and communities across Scotland, addressing unmet legal need and the effects of poverty, disadvantage and discrimination. LSA’s legal service has developed pioneering legal remedies through test cases and campaigns on issues such as dampness, housing repair and evictions, Criminal Injuries Compensation, mental health law and asylum and immigration law. LSA also delivers a wide range of seminars and training programmes and publications on legal themes.
LSA’s Mental Health Legal Service provides a high-quality legal advice, assistance and representation service to those with mental ill health, their relatives and carers on all aspects of civil law. The work includes detentions, Financial and Welfare Guardianships, Powers of Attorney, community care, medical consent issues, family, housing, Criminal Injuries Compensation, reparation claims and a number of social welfare and public law issues. The service, from time to time, may undertake other areas of work or of relevance to their clients, including employment law, homelessness, discrimination and relevant matters. The work is rewarding, and the expertise of the Service is highly regarded and nationally recognised. The position offers considerable scope and opportunity for personal and long-term professional development.
You will be a highly motivated and resilient individual who welcomes challenges. You will have at least two years’ post qualifying experience of handling your own caseload. You will be accustomed to dealing with a range of clients, including vulnerable people. You will be an excellent team player with a commitment to equality and diversity. Knowledge of the voluntary sector and successful delivery of projects will be advantageous.
Please include details of your current salary, notice period and a note of two referees one of which should be your most recent employer. For equality purposes, please do not include your full name on either the covering letter or CV, only in your email. The personal information in your email will not be made available to the selection panel.
Please indicate whether you are eligible to work in the UK and if you require a work permit/visa to work in the UK.
Please also indicate if you have you any convictions (other than spent convictions) under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. If yes, please give details.
Legal Services Agency is an equal opportunities employer.
Legal Services Agency Ltd. is a registered charity no SC017160 and a company limited by guarantee, registered no. SC12391
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