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Three Current Vacancies

1. Education and Community Care Solicitor/ Barrister/ Legal Executive/ Caseworker

2. Community Care Law Solicitor/ Legal Executive/ Caseworker

1. Education and Community Care Solicitor/ Barrister/ Legal Executive/ Caseworker

Our innovative and award-winning law firm is looking to expand their highly regarded Community Care Law department by adding Education Law to the areas that we cover.

Cate Searle, a nationally recognised Community Care Law expert, is looking for an ambitious and committed Education Lawyer, who also has experience of overlapping Community Care Law.

With at least two years’ experience of working within this area of law, you will be familiar with advising parents of children who have been excluded, are out of school or have special educational needs. You will be a strong communicator currently undertaking Advocacy at the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Tribunal, at school admission appeals and at school exclusion appeals.

You will have demonstrable experience of applying public law principles to privately funded case work.

Your empathetic approach will enable you to support and advise vulnerable individuals and their families including adults and children with autism and children with challenging behaviour.

Additionally, you will have experience of challenging health and social care assessments and decisions, including disabled adults, children in need, disabled children, care leavers and carers.

You need to be an effective problem solver who would like to join a forward thinking and growing law firm which prides itself on its service to clients. This year we won the Law Society Excellence Award in Business Development for our new Service for Professional Deputies, a Community Care Law and Employment Law training, advice and representation service for Private Client and Personal Injury solicitors.

With new case management and phone systems and a supportive working culture, we are able to offer this role as full or part-time and will consider flexible working. We are an Equal Opportunities employer and work to Lexcel and Investors in People standards.

We are committed to ongoing professional development and all our employees have access to quality based training and career development in a friendly and team based working environment. We offer the opportunity for everyone to play a key role in our continuing growth and expansion.

To learn more about our firm, please view our website: www.ms-solicitors.co.uk.

To apply for the position, please send your CV together with a letter explaining your work experience and why you are interested in a position at our firm to lynda@ms-solicitors.co.uk by Monday 3 July 2017.

No recruitment agencies please.

2. Community Care Law Solicitor/ Legal Executive/ Caseworker

Our Community Care Law team, led by nationally recognised expert Cate Searle, specialises in Court of Protection litigation, safeguarding adults at risk, mental capacity and Best Interest decision-making, NHS Continuing Healthcare and planning and challenging inadequate health and social care packages.

This year we won the Law Society Excellence Award in Business Development Service for our innovative new Services for Professional Deputies, providing case work support in Community Care Law and Employment Law to Private Client and Personal Injury solicitors.

You will be an experienced, enthusiastic lawyer who is passionate about health and social care law and is looking to join a firm whose teams are recognised as leaders in their field.

With at least two years’ experience in Community Care Law issues, you will have handled cases in the majority of our practice areas, specifically working with vulnerable people and their families and ideally dealing with Court of Protection litigation matters.

You may have a health or social care background, which we have found adds value to our community care law casework. You will have strong analytical skills, enjoy problem solving and will have demonstrable experience of applying public law principles to privately funded case work.

Our new case management system and supportive working culture means that we are able to offer this role as full or part-time role and we will also consider flexible working. We are an Equal Opportunities employer and work to Lexcel and Investors in People standards.

We are committed to ongoing professional development and all our employees have access to quality based training and career development in a friendly and team based working environment. We offer the opportunity for everyone to play a key role in our continuing growth and expansion.

To learn more about our firm, please view our website: www.ms-solicitors.co.uk.

To apply for the position, please send your CV together with a letter explaining your work experience and why you are interested in a position at our firm to lynda@ms-solicitors.co.uk by Monday 3 July 2017.

No recruitment agencies please.

 

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