GT Stewart Solicitors and Advocates is a Legal 500 and Chambers UK recommended firm. We are recruiting experienced Mental Health Fee Earners to join our mental health teams in our London, Birmingham and Leeds offices.
Candidates who are accredited under Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme will be expected to run a caseload of mental health matters, which will include representing clients before the First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health), at Hospital Managers hearings and at CPA/s.117 meetings. They will be expected to work with clients detained in various levels of security as well as those in the community. The role will involve travel outside of the office to visit clients throughout England and Wales.
Candidates without the Law Society Accreditation will support other fee earners with casework and carry out administrative tasks as directed by members of the team. The candidate will ideally have experience in taking instructions from clients, drafting letters, preparing instructions to experts, drafting briefs to counsel and preparing bundles.
They will have strong organisational and time management skills and excellent oral and written communication skills. For eligible candidates, there would be the potential to be considered for a Training Contract after a period of review.
All candidates are expected to have a strong academic background and experience of working with vulnerable clients. The positions are permanent and on a full time basis to commence as soon as possible.
Salary and benefits will be dependant on experience or the potential of the candidate. Please send your CV and covering letter to Mr Gozie Okorocha:
City of London Office
Mental Health Accredited Fee Earners:
We invite applications from Solicitors, Legal Executives, Paralegals/Caseworkers. Candidates must hold current membership of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme. The role is based in our City of London office, which is a short walk from Blackfriars or St Pauls underground stations. There is opportunity for remote working.
Birmingham & Leeds Offices
LAA Mental Health Supervisor:
We seek Mental Health Accredited fee earners that meet the Legal Aid Agency Supervisor standard for Mental Health. The roles would be based at our Birmingham and Leeds offices. The successful candidate joining our Birmingham office would assist in the establishing of the mental health department in the Midlands area.
Mental Health Fee Earners:
We invite applications from Solicitors, Legal Executives, Paralegals/Caseworkers. Ideally, candidates will hold current membership of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme, however applications will also be considered from those without the accreditation. Candidates would work from our Birmingham or Leeds offices.