Court of Protection Solicitor

Origin Legal
£Excellent + Full Benefits
12 Mar 2019
12 Apr 2019
Practice area
Private client
Full time
Contract type

Court of Protection Solicitor

Our client’s Court Of Protection Team has established a significant reputation for advising and assisting individuals, their families, carers, trustees, beneficiaries and other professionals on a broad range of issues arising from catastrophic personal injury, including serious brain injury with high-value compensation awards. The team supports litigation lawyers throughout the conduct of the claim.

They work closely with the Court of Protection, the individual and their family to establish long-term relationships and to ensure all decisions are made in their best interests. Their aim is to relieve the pressure of financial decision making from family members, enabling them to continue to make the key choices and to support their relative on a day-to-day basis. Although our work largely focuses on financial management we also become involved with welfare matters such as care funding, welfare benefits, deprivation of liberty, special education and general issues relating to capacity. The quality of work is both complex and rewarding undertaken within a dedicated growing team.

Summary of role

We are looking for a qualified solicitor of NQ to 3-years PQE with experience in Court of Protection work to increase and strengthen a successful team.

Key Aspects Of The Role

Preparation of court applications, both financial and welfare deputyship orders and more complex wills and trusts

Supervision of paralegals within the team in matters of simple applications to Court and general management of the deputyship

Preparation of personal injury trusts

Preparation of trusts for minors for approval of the court

Desirable criteria

NQ-3 years PQE with experience in Court of Protection

Degree qualification

Part or whole STEP examinations

Experience of creating and management of LPAs and of OPG deputy standards

Origin Legal is handling a number of Private Client Solicitor vacancies throughout the South East. If you are a Private Client or COP Solicitor looking for a move, call now for a confidential discussion.

Origin Legal follow strict best practice recruitment guidelines monitored by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Please note our advertisements use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide. However, we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.

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