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Job Listing

Title Community Care/Court of Protection Lawyer
Salary Dependant on Experience
Location Southampton, Hampshire
Job Information

Job Information           

Swain & Co Solicitors are currently seeking a highly talented, motivated and enthusiastic individual to join their Community Care/Court of Protection department based in their Southampton office.

We are a successful and well-established legal practice-based, primarily on the South Coast. We have been practising Community Care and Court of Protection Law for many years and have a large client base across the South Coast.

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced fee earner to provide advice and representation in both Community Care and Court of Protection Law.

The successful candidate would ideally have experience in both Community Care and Court of Protection areas of Law. Also, have knowledge in;

  • Care Act Assessments
    • Advising on the assessments of social care needs of adults under the Care Act 2014 at home or in care homes
    • Reviewing refusals by local authorities to assess individuals and/or provide care and support
    • Advising on how needs can be met and disputing the level of support/ways in which support is provided
    • Advising on challenging the use of reviews to cut care packages
  • Financial Assessments & Charging 
    • Advising on how care can be funded and organised, such as supported living, shared lives schemes or residential care.
    • Issues relating to direct payments and personal budgets
  • Continuing Healthcare/ NHS Funded Care 
    • Advising on eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding
    • Challenging the withdrawal and any changes to NHS CHC
  • Court of Protection 
    • The making and registering of LPA’s
    • The deputyship application process
    • S21 DOLS applications & other health and welfare issues

Person Specification:

  • 2 years PQE or relevant pre-qualification experience
  • Law Society Accreditation or eligibility to join a scheme desirable
  • Experience in advocacy work and caseload in both areas of Law
  • Demonstrable commitment to teamwork and leadership potential
  • Track record of developing a caseload and client care skills
  • Positive ‘can-do’ attitude
  • The willingness to help others and go that extra mile
  • Familiarity with Case Management systems, in particular LEAP.

What we can offer:

  • Salary DOE
  • Within easy reach of commuting links
  • Discounted Parking
  • Support with development

Whilst the successful candidate will be based at our Southampton office the firm has an infrastructure in place which will allow some flexibility in working remotely etc.

Due to the volume of applications, we receive we are unable to respond to all but if you have not heard from us within 28 days of your application please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Title Mental Health Advocates – Ideally Accredited Panel Members
Salary Dependant on Experience
Location England, Various Locations
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The Youngs Group, are expanding due to ongoing success!

Already a successful and well established national legal practice with a reputation for excellence, this firm whose motto is ‘Empowering People to make positive change’ is growing.

The Company provides high quality legal advice and services that covers both private and publicly funded work.

Applications are now being invited from enthusiastic individuals at all levels who want the opportunity to make a positive change in their career and share in the expansion and continued success of this flourishing Company.

About this role: 

We wish to grow our team so that we can continue assisting those most in need and provide advice and representation in all aspects of Mental Health Law.

The successful candidate must be a current member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme and will be required to provide advice and representation in all aspects of Mental Health Law including undertaking advocacy and dealing with all types of work in respect of Mental Health Tribunals.

You will be self-motivated, reliable, able to work as part of a team and ambitious.

If you share our values and ambition, and you have an interest in long term development and progression then apply today to join our team.

Be part of our success story working for a firm where you will receive recognition by way of salary and rewards which reflect your skills and experience, where your achievements are celebrated and where there is a genuine commitment to work/life balance - Flexible and remote working options are available for most positions.

Due to the volume of applications, we receive we are unable to respond to all but if you have not heard from us within 28 days of your application please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Title Conveyancer – Conveyancing
Salary Dependant on Experience
Location Havant, Hampshire
Job Information

Swain and Co, now part of the Youngs Group, are expanding due to ongoing success!

Already a successful and well established national legal practice with a reputation for excellence, this firm whose motto is ‘Empowering People to make positive change’ is growing.

The Company provides high quality legal advice and services that covers both private and publicly funded work.

Applications are now being invited from enthusiastic individuals at all levels who want the opportunity to make a positive change in their career and share in the expansion and continued success of this flourishing Company.

About this role:

We are looking for an experience Conveyancer to undertake an existing caseload and to assist in the expansion and development of the Company’s Conveyancing Services in the South.

Ideally you will have 3+ years PQE with experience gained as a residential property Solicitor, Licensed Conveyancer or Legal Executive.

The ability to train and supervise other team members is an essential attribute as is a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS)

If you share our values and ambition, and you have an interest in long term development and progression then apply today to join our team.

Be part of our success story working for a firm where you will receive recognition by way of salary and rewards which reflect your skills and experience, where your achievements are celebrated and where there is a genuine commitment to work/life balance - Flexible and remote working options are available for most positions.

Due to the volume of applications, we receive we are unable to respond to all but if you have not heard from us within 28 days of your application please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Title Lawyer/Legal Executive – Family and Childcare
Salary Dependant on Experience
Location Hampshire
Job Information

Required to join the Family law and Childcare Department in our  Hampshire offices due to continued expansion.

The successful candidate will undertake a mix of private and publicly funded clients advising and representing in matters covering divorce and finances (some high net worth), domestic violence proceedings, private law children, child protection, public law and care proceedings.   In addition, the individual will be involved in marketing and the future development of the departments.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Proven track record of fee earning and case management
  • 3 years + PQE
  • Membership of Law Society Panels, or working towards membership
  • Experience in developing/training junior team members
  • Excellent Advocacy skills
  • Positive ‘Can Do’ attitude
  • Ability to manage own caseload
  • Ability to work within in a team
  • The willingness to go that “extra mile”
  • Self-motivation, focus and be able to work under pressure
  • Proficient use in Microsoft applications
  • Ability to work unsupervised

If you share our values and ambition, and you have an interest in long term development and progression then apply today to join our team.

Be part of our success story working for a firm where you will receive recognition by way of salary and rewards which reflect your skills and experience, where your achievements are celebrated and where there is a genuine commitment to work/life balance - Flexible and remote working options are available for most positions.

Due to the volume of applications, we receive we are unable to respond to all but if you have not heard from us within 28 days of your application please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Title Paralegal – Conveyancing
Salary Dependant on Experience
Location Havant, Hampshire
Job Information

Swain and Co, now part of the Youngs Group, are expanding due to ongoing success!

Already a successful and well established national legal practice with a reputation for excellence, this firm whose motto is ‘Empowering People to make positive change’ is growing.

The Company provides high quality legal advice and services that covers both private and publicly funded work.

Applications are now being invited from enthusiastic individuals at all levels who want the opportunity to make a positive change in their career and share in the expansion and continued success of this flourishing Company.

About this role: 

This role requires a Paralegal who has had exposure to residential conveyancing and who can provide support to an experienced Conveyancer and assist, where necessary, on the processing of conveyancing matters from inception to completion of a matter.   A working knowledge of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) would be beneficial.

Ideally you will have 3+ years PQE with experience gained as a residential property Solicitor, Licensed Conveyancer or Legal Executive.

The ability to be able to train and supervise other team members is an essential attribute.

If you share our values and ambition, and you have an interest in long term development and progression then apply today to join our team.

Be part of our success story working for a firm where you will receive recognition by way of salary and rewards which reflect your skills and experience, where your achievements are celebrated and where there is a genuine commitment to work/life balance - Flexible and remote working options are available for most positions.

Due to the volume of applications, we receive we are unable to respond to all but if you have not heard from us within 28 days of your application please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Title Clinical Negligence Lawyer
Salary Dependent on experience
Location Havant, Hampshire
Job Information

Clinical Negligence Lawyer 4 years PQE

Enthusiastic and driven Medical Negligence Lawyer/Legal Executive required for our office in Havant.

Swain & Co Solicitors, part of the Youngs group, is a successful and well established national legal practice.

These are exciting times with the firm undergoing expansion.  An opportunity has arisen for an experienced fee earner to join our team to provide advice and representation in all aspects of Medical Negligence Law, to mentor and train junior members of the team as well as getting involved in the further development of the department.

The successful candidate should be, at least, 4 years PQE and have a good amount of experience in Claimant Clinical Negligence work.  They should be able to demonstrate a track record of commitment to teamwork, leadership potential and proven fee income.

In return, we offer a competitive salary, supportive work environment and a genuine commitment to your work/life balance and future career progression.

The successful candidate will be based at our Havant office with the possibility of working remotely.

Due to the volume of applications, we receive we are unable to respond to all but if you have not heard from us within 28 days of your application please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Title Prison Law - Paralegal
Salary Dependent on experience
Location Havant, Hampshire
Job Information

We are currently seeking a highly talented and enthusiastic individual to join our Prison Law team within our Havant Office

Assisting in a variety of matters related to Prison Law with main responsibilities being, but not limited to:

  • Legal casework;
  • Attending clients both by way of video conferencing, attendance at Prisons, taking instructions and preparing cases;
  • Dealing with correspondence;
  • Representing clients at Parole Hearings;
  • Maintaining accurate time costing procedures;
  • Implementing any recommendations made by the supervisor following monthly file reviews ensuring that these are dealt with promptly.

Experience and Attributes

The successful individual is likely to be:

  • Working towards becoming a Legal Executive or Solicitor
  • Gained some experience in a law firm
  • The ability to work unsupervised (after training),
  • Be familiar with Legal Aid applications
  • Good self-motivational skills, and;
  • Be reliable
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Be proficient in the use of Microsoft applications.

This is a full-time role which provides long-term development and progression in a firm who has exciting plans for the future and offers salaries which reflect skills and experience obtained, recognises and rewards on achievements and milestones etc.

Due to the volume of applications, we receive we are unable to respond to all but if you have not heard from us within 28 days of your application please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Title Family Law Solicitor/Chartered Legal Executive
Salary Dependent on experience
Location Havant/Southampton
Job Information

Due to continued growth of our Family Team we are seeking enthusiastic and experienced Family Law Solicitors/Chartered Legal Executives for our Havant/Southampton offices

Experience: 

  • 3+ years PQE or relevant pre-qualification experience
  • Knowledge/experience of Legal Aid processes preferable
  • Family Law Panel member Accreditation or eligibility to join a scheme desirable
  • Supervisory experience desirable
  • Knowledge of care proceedings is an advantage but not essential

Attributes:

  • A positive ‘Can Do’ attitude
  • The willingness to help others and go that extra mile
  • Outward enthusiasm, sense of pride, and loyalty for our firm, our people, and our clients
  • Ability to communicate in a polite, friendly, and emphatic manner
  • Self-motivated and focused and able to work under pressure

 Job Information:

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct and manage a wide range of family files, both Legal Aid and privately funded matters through to conclusion in areas such as, but not limited to:

  • Divorce
  • Negotiating Financial Settlements
  • Arrangements for Children
  • Pre and post-nuptial agreements
  • Cohabitation
  • Emergency applications, variations, and enforcements

In addition, there will be an opportunity for the successful individual to take an active role in business development and to build upon the firm’s success and reputation.

What we can offer:

  • Career progression in a supportive atmosphere
  • Salaries which reflect skills and experience obtained
  • Opportunity to work within forward thinking team environments
  • Hybrid working a possibility
  • Work/life balance friendly
  • Offices located near good commuter links and town centres
  • Recognition and reward on achievements and milestones
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Title Archiving / Data Entry Assistant
Salary Dependent on experience
Location Havant, Hampshire
Job Information

We are currently seeking an individual to join our Accounts department based at our Havant office.

The successful applicant will have responsibility for the firm’s archiving processes together with assisting our Accounts department with data entry and various ad-hoc duties.

Please be aware that this role will involve the lifting of heavy boxes.

Responsibilities

  • Scanning paper documentation and electronic archiving
  • Identifying, cataloguing, and ordering archive materials
  • Financial & confidential data entry across several case management systems

Experience and Attributes

  • Ability to work to deadlines, good timekeeping and punctuality
  • Self-motivated and able to organise and prioritise own work
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Excellent IT skills with knowledge of Microsoft applications is preferable, but not essential
  • Be able to work well within a team environment

This is a full-time role which provides long-term development and progression in a firm who has exciting plans for the future and offers salaries which reflect skills and experience obtained, recognises and rewards on achievements and milestones etc.

Experience within an office environment is not essential and all training will be provided as required.

Due to the volume of applications, we receive we are unable to respond to all but if you have not heard from us within 28 days of your application please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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