Solicitor-Court of Protection

Location
Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
Salary
Up to £40,000 Depending on experience
Posted
11 Feb 2019
Closes
11 Mar 2019
Practice area
Public law
Position
Solicitor
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

Role Purpose: To conduct a caseload of Public Law cases with particular focus on Court of Protection work.

Key Responsibilities: 

• To conduct a high volume caseload of matters on behalf of clients as directed and in accordance with the firm’s file management and supervisory policy

• To maintain a diary and bring up entries in accordance with the firm procedures

• Effective use of case management system, databases and normal office IT systems

• Identifies efficiencies that can be made across work area to improve ways of working

• Detailed knowledge of legal aid field, its forms and procedures

• Compliance within SRI and other regulatory frameworks including but not limited to Money Laundering Procedures and the Data Protection Act

• Participation in the development, marketing and success of the Public Law Department

• Maintains and develops communication between other fee earners, staff and representatives from own function/division and wider Simpson Millar group

• Builds and grows links to external organisations

• Provides training to external organisations

• Case supervision of more junior staff, though this is not line management responsibility

Experience / Knowledge / Qualifications

• Detailed knowledge of health and welfare Court of Protection work essential

• Links to referrers of Court of Protection work preferable but not essential

• Experience of public law, community care work and education preferable but not essential Experience of legal aid and CCMS preferable but not essential

• Good personal organisation and ability to adhere to strict time limits

• Strong interpersonal skills

• The ability to deal with individuals from all walks of life

• The ability to prioritise work when necessary

• The ability to provide the highest standards of client care

• To maintain a diary and bring up entries in accordance with the firm procedures

• A willingness to participate in the development, marketing and success of the Department and Firm

Why work for us?

Working within Simpson Millar offers you the chance to work in a welcoming friendly environment, a fun, vibrant atmosphere, with teams of people who enjoy working together to make a difference. In addition, we have an array of benefits including:

• Up to 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays