Mental Health Law and Court of Protection Fee Earner/Supervisor

London, £35,000 - £50,000 Permanent
Reference: P8JOB5573 | Specialist area: Legal | Sector: Legal

Our client is recruiting a Mental Health Law and Court of Protection Fee Earner/Supervisor who will carry out casework and supervise all Mental Health law/COP caseworkers as directed by the Principal Solicitor in accordance with the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) and Practice’s requirements.


You will act as the Mental Health Law/COP Fee Earner/ Supervisor. In respect of this, you will:

  • Be responsible for ensuring the delivery of a high quality legal service on all mental health law and COP matters.
  • Be responsible/assist in the development of the Mental Health Law/COP Department
  • Be responsible/assist in the marketing of the Mental Health Law/COP Department in order to bring cases/work into the Department
  • Carry out regular supervisions, yearly appraisals, face-to-face file reviews and mentoring of all mental health law/COP caseworkers within the team as required by the LAA and the Principal Solicitor.
  • Approve mental health law/COP files for billing every month
  • To ensure and check that mental health law/COP files are fully compliant when they have been selected for auditing or peer review,
  • Provide support and advice by email or by phone as and when required by mental health law/COP solicitors and caseworkers
  • Ensure all relevant changes to mental health law/COP, procedures and practices are disseminated to caseworkers within team providing additional training where necessary.
  • Ensure that all client work is managed by all mental health law/ COP caseworkers in accordance with detailed procedures and quality standards contained in the practice’s office manual.
  • Ensure that all client work is progressed by the mental health law/COP caseworkers expeditiously and that the client is kept regularly informed on progress and on costs.
  • Maintain clear and precise communications with other personnel in the practice.
  • Ensure good working relationships with external institutions and organisations.
  • In conjunction with the practice, comply with the relevant training requirements of the SRA/LAA and assist with in-house training as may be required.
  • In liaison with the Principal Solicitor, to be active in promoting the services of the department, practice and its image and ethos.


Your experience will be:

  • Mental Health Law/COP supervisor;
  • Mental Health Law/COP solicitor;
  • Previous related experience in supervision of Mental Health law/COP matters;
  • Commitment to high quality private and legal aid work;
  • Experience of working as part of a team when necessary and individual work
  • Mental Health law/COP;
  • Educated to a degree level;
  • Completed and passed the LPC
  • Completed and passed Mental Health accreditation scheme


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