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17 April 2018

Lexcel audit passed again

2018-04-19T15:36:45+00:00 April 17th 2018|Latest News|

We reported in April 2017, that we had been awarded the Lexcel accreditation for a further period of 3 years. To retain accreditation, firms must pass an audit each year. We are delighted to have passed this year’s audit. The lexcel assessor commended us on a number of areas of good practice. This was also [...]

10 April 2018

We are pleased to confirm the recruitment of two additional solicitors. 

2018-04-10T14:06:53+00:00 April 10th 2018|Latest News|

Richard Copson, (previously of Slater & Gordon), joined our Court of Protection team on 5th March 2018. Richard qualified as a solicitor in 1997, and became a partner at Pannone solicitors, Manchester in December 2009. He has extensive experience of dealing with Court of Protection and community care work. Ruth Sagar joined our Mental Health [...]

27 February 2018

New Paralegal Joins Us

2018-02-27T09:33:47+00:00 February 27th 2018|Latest News|

Further to us advertising a position for a paralegal, to assist our mental health and Court of Protection teams in December, we are pleased to confirm that the position has now been filled. Gabrielle Chapman commenced work at odonnells on 19th February, currently assisting in the Court of Protection team. Gabrielle completed the legal practice [...]

17 January 2018


2018-04-19T15:36:45+00:00 January 17th 2018|Latest News|

An opportunity has arisen for a MH Panel member to join our tribunal team. The successful candidate will understand the importance of providing a supportive and understanding experience for our clients, of being part of a team, will be an accredited member of the Law Society Mental Health panel and have:- a full driving licence [...]

18 December 2017

Job Advert

2018-04-19T15:36:45+00:00 December 18th 2017|Latest News|

As our Mental Health and Court of Protection teams continue to expand, a position has arisen for a full time paralegal to assist both departments. The successful candidate will ideally have a law degree, and some experience of working in a solicitor’s office. Extensive training will be provided, at a pace to suit you and [...]

8 November 2017

New solicitor joins us

2018-04-19T15:36:45+00:00 November 8th 2017|Latest News|

Further to us advertising positions in our mental health and court of protection teams, we are pleased to confirm that Gareth Miller joined the firm on 23rd October 2017. Gareth will be supporting both the mental health and court of protection teams. He qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and has previously worked as a [...]

11 August 2017

PA/Admin assistant

2017-08-11T14:29:30+00:00 August 11th 2017|Latest News|

Further to us advertising a position for a PA/Admin assistant on 5th July, we are pleased to confirm that the position has been filled. We were inundated with applications and are grateful to all those people who took the time to submit their CV to us.

5 July 2017

Opportunity in our mental health tribunal team

2018-04-19T15:36:45+00:00 July 5th 2017|Latest News|

A position has arisen for a PA/admin assistant to work full time in our busy mental health tribunal team. The job will involve supporting the lawyers in the department, by managing their diaries, typing up correspondence and documentation, dealing with telephone calls, and greeting clients who call into reception. Experience of working in a solicitors’ [...]

23 May 2016

Legal Aid of the Year Awards

2018-04-19T15:36:45+00:00 May 23rd 2016|Latest News|

We are delighted that Philippa Curran has been named as a finalist in the mental health category for the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards. The winner will be announced on 7 July 2016. Keeping our fingers crossed!

26 April 2016

Lexcel Success

2018-04-19T15:36:45+00:00 April 26th 2016|Latest News|

Preston mental health law specialists, odonnells solicitors, have successfully passed the reassessment to retain the Lexcel quality mark. Designed specifically for the legal sector, Lexcel is a rigorous independent assessment of a firm supplying legal services which covers management, business planning, file review, training and supervision. Lexcel accreditation provides the public with a powerful tool [...]