Lawyer - Adult Social Care

Role Responsibility

 Exciting opportunity for a Lawyer to work within a dynamic and specialist Adult Social Care legal team

Invicta Law’s Community Care Group prides itself on offering expert legal advice to local authority clients on asylum and adult social care issues, which is drawn from lengthy experience and deep understanding of these complex areas of the law. We have an exciting opportunity for an Adult Social Care Lawyer to join our team of experienced professionals for a one-year fixed-term contract with the potential for a permanent role after that.

This role can be fully remote as we have the ability for the right candidate to live and work anywhere in the UK with some flexibility in working hours.  We value equality and diversity in our friendly and welcoming team within which expert administrative support is on offer to allow you to focus on a varying and engaging caseload.  There is also an expert IT support team available to offer remote technical support.

We are looking for a Lawyer to play a vital role in helping to deliver high-quality advice to key local authority clients on all aspects of adult social care including – but not limited to - mental capacity and best interests, mental health, inquests, safeguarding and ordinary residence disputes.  There is also the opportunity to conduct your own advocacy in appropriate hearings.

The successful candidate will have experience in adult social care law, in particular Court of Protection welfare and deprivation of liberty applications, and the ability to manage their own caseload and work effectively to high professional standards, including being able to respond quickly and accurately to urgent matters and deadlines whilst maintaining files to the required standard.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Act in Court of Protection proceedings (mainly relating to welfare and deprivation of liberty) on behalf of local authorities, including making applications, filing evidence and preparing for hearings
  • Provide advice to local authority clients on various aspects of adult social care law, in particular mental capacity but potentially including safeguarding, mental health and other more general community care issues
  • Must be able to quickly take on a busy caseload with minimal supervision and maintain files to a high standard
  • Build strong and positive relationships with clients
  • Time record accurately and manage time efficiently
  • Maintain SRA standards and ethics at all times

This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post requires a qualified solicitor, barrister or CILEx with a current practising certificate.

Benefits:

  • Flexible working (including hybrid, home working and job shares)
  • Group Pension Plan (two-tiered scheme with up to 7.5% employer benefit)
  • Practising certificates paid for annually by the company
  • 30 days’ annual leave entitlement plus Bank Holidays and a discretionary extra day at Christmas
  • Life insurance cover at 4x salary
  • Training opportunities (along with PLC, LexisNexis and MBL webinars)
  • Employee Assistant Programme
  • National and local retail discount scheme

Interested?

If you are interested, we would like to hear from you.  Please ensure you attach your cover letter and CV when applying online.

Contact Details

If you would like any more information about the role, please feel free to call our Head of Community Care, Kerry Short, on 01622 392008 for an informal discussion or email Kerry at kerry.short@invicta.law   

About the Company

Benefits:

  • Flexible working (Including: hybrid, home working and job shares)
  • Group Pension Plan (Two tiered scheme with up to 7.5% Employer benefit)
  • Practicing certificates (paid for annually by the company)
  • Annual leave (up to 30 days holiday, discretionary day at Christmas, plus bank holidays)
  • Enhanced statutory pay
  • Strong CPD opportunities (along with PLC, Lexis Nexis and MBL webinars)
  • Employee Assistant Programme
  • National and local retail discount scheme
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