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8November 2017

New solicitor joins us

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 […]

7September 2017

Qualified solicitor vacancies

September 7th 2017|Latest News|

Tribunal Team Vacancy

Following the retirement of a partner, an opportunity has arisen for a qualified solicitor and MH Panel member to play a key role in our mental health tribunal team.

The successful candidate will understand the importance of providing a supportive and understanding experience for our clients, and of being part of a team, will […]

11August 2017

PA/Admin assistant

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.

5July 2017

Opportunity in our mental health tribunal team

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’ office and/or […]

21April 2017

Lexcel accreditation awarded again

April 21st 2017|Latest News|

We are delighted to confirm that we have been awarded Lexcel accreditation for a period of three years. This recognises our excellence in legal practice management and client care, following an audit conducted in February. We were commended for a number of areas of good practice which sets us apart from others in the field […]

3January 2017

John O’Donnell’s retirement as a director

January 3rd 2017|Latest News|


Many of you will already have heard of John’s retirement as a director of odonnells solicitors at the end of December 2016.

We wish to reassure those who have come to rely on his expertise, that this does not mean that John has stopped working […]

9July 2016

Many congratulations to Philippa Curran on being named the LAPG Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year for mental health!

July 9th 2016|Latest News|

We are thrilled that our partner and head of Court of Protection was announced as the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year in the mental health category on Thursday night. At an event hosted by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group, Philippa was presented with her award by Doreen Lawrence, Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon, OBE, and interviewed […]

23May 2016

Legal Aid of the Year Awards

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!

26April 2016

Lexcel Success

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 […]

14March 2016

Welcome Tracey

March 14th 2016|Latest News|

We are delighted to welcome Tracey Rimmer to our MHT team. Tracey bring essential qualities of maturity and experience in addition to a deep practical knowledge of the Mental Health Act to our busy tribunal department.

Many former patients and mental health professionals will know Tracey from the 18 years she spent with the NHS in […]