Court of Protection Solicitor

Location
England, London
Salary
£30000 - £50000 per annum + Good Package
Posted
16 Apr 2018
Closes
14 May 2018
Ref
CF44224
Contact
Connor Franks
Practice area
Personal injury
Position
Solicitor
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

My client, a renowned legal 500 firm is looking for a Solicitor to join their highly regarded Court of Protection department based in London.

The firm is a successful multi-office practice, who deliver a range of services to clients based locally and further afield. Based at London Bridge, they have a national reputation for taking pride of their clients. They are a leading practice providing Court of Protection services to their clients. Recognising the importance of giving back to the communities in whichthey are based, they support local charities and advice clinics.

Job specification

Your role will include the following, but additional tasks may be added as appropriate for the role:

You will be joining a team that specialises in providing Court of Protection Deputyship support for clients who have on-going complex Personal Injury or Clinical Negligence claims. This involves managing multi-million-pound awards. You will work closely with the Partner that oversees this specialist team.
Will work closely with a Partner on Deputyships focused on providing litigation support, together with managing an independent caseload, some of which might include contentious Deputyship work.

You will also provide comprehensive legal advice and representation to clients and family members, within the context of the Mental Capacity Act and other relevant legislation, supported by a supervisor.
Areas of work will include the management of Property and Affairs Deputyships, working with brain injured and vulnerable clients, Trust management, assisting with tax affairs and accounts, drafting Personal Injury Trusts, Statutory Wills, Welfare Deputyship applications and other associated applications to the Court of Protection.

Other work will include the purchase of properties and adapting them for the needs of our disabled clients, creating and monitoring client's budgets to ensure fund sustainability, liaising with case managers, doctors, therapists, care teams, surveyors, architects and other specialists.
Attend clients at hospitals, in their home and care/nursing homes.

Experience:

Court of Protection: 2 years (Preferred)

Please contact Connor Franks, Recruitment Consultant, to discuss the role in more detail or apply through the vacancy for immediate consideration.

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