INCAPACITY AND MENTAL HEALTH SOLICITOR

Organisation
Legal Services Agency
Reference
VAC-17700
Contract Type
Full-Time
Practice Area
Mental Health
Location
Glasgow
Salary
£27,082 to £38,447 p.a.
PQE
0-2 yrs, 3 -4 yrs, 5+ yrs
Legal Services Agency (LSA) has an opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed individual to join our team.

Job Description

 

We are seeking a fully qualified solicitor holding an unrestricted Scottish practicing certificate with experience in Adults with Incapacity and Mental Health law.

  • Salary: £27,082 to £38,447 p.a., SP 27- 39 (dependent upon experience) plus pension contribution
  • Contract: 35 hours per week
  • Location: Glasgow (Due to COVID-19, currently operating blended office based and remote working service)
  • Closing date: 25th June 2021 at 5pm
  • Interviews: 9th July 2021 (to be confirmed)

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.

About you

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.

Application process:

Please submit your CV with a covering letter addressing the job description and person specification stating why this post is of interest to you to: elizabethstewart@lsa.org.uk.

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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