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Mental Health Legal Services (Edinburgh & the East)

Solicitor (Full-Time)

Legal Services Agency (LSA) is a Law Centre and Charity which provides skilled legal advice, assistance and representation to vulnerable people and those who would otherwise find it difficult to get legal advice.   An opportunity has arisen for a solicitor to join LSA’s Mental Health Legal Service (Edinburgh and the East).

The Mental Health Legal Service is an holistic service tackling all the needs of its clients.   The work includes detentions, Financial and Welfare Guardianships, Powers of Attorney, community care, medical consent issues, family, housing, Criminal Injuries Compensation, reparation claims and a number of social welfare and public law issues.   The service, from time to time, may undertake other areas of work or of relevance to their clients, including employment law, homelessness, discrimination and relevant matters.

Applications are invited from candidates with a minimum of two years post qualification experience in Civil and Chamber work.  The post will involve undertaking case work, including advice and representation, public legal education and legal publications.  The candidate should have sound advocacy skills with keen Legal Aid awareness.  The candidate will have efficient time management skills, work well on their own initiative and have an aptitude for problem solving.

The post is full-time and permanent. It will be based in the Edinburgh; however, there will be some travelling required.  A competitive salary between £26,000 and £36,000 will be offered reflecting the level of experience of the successful candidate.

Closing date for applications:  Wednesday, 28th February 2018 at 5.00pm.

For the application pack, please contact:

elizabethstewart@lsa.org.uk

Legal Services Agency Ltd. is a registered charity SC017160

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EXPERIENCED LEGAL SECRETARY required for our office in Edinburgh city centre.   It is essential that applicants have previous legal office experience, good computer skills and audio typing experience.  The post-holder will be required to undertake reception and telephone duties in this small but busy office and assist the senior solicitor in the day-to-day running of the office.   She/he should be able to work on their initiative and have an aptitude for problem solving.

Office hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Please contact julierobertson@lsa.org.uk for an application pack.

No CV’s please.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday, 28th February 2018 at 5.00pm.