Private Client Solicitor - Court of Protection

Cape Clarke
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Closing date
27 Nov 2020

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Experienced Court of Protection Solicitor required for new role within established and well-regarded Private Client team.


  • Respected full-service commercial law firm.
  • Private Client team has been recognised with many awards and accolades and enjoys a brilliant reputation for quality of work and as a great place to work.
  • Role can be based at any of the following - Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham or Leeds
  • Progressive approach to working practices means that they are able to service clients across the country with ease, allowing their fee earners to be based at whichever office works best for them.


  • The team are multi-disciplinary and are looking to appoint someone with significant experience of Court of Protection matters.
  • The Court of Protection (CoP) team has grown rapidly over the past couple of years and they now need to recruit an experienced CoP Solicitor (either Grade A or B) to help manage existing deputyships, service relationships with various Local Authorities and to help further develop the team.
  • You will be running CoP matters independently, managing own caseload of Court of Protection matters including Deputyships, applications for lifetime gifting/IHT planning, applications for statutory wills and expert witness reports for deputyship costs in litigation matters. You will also supervise and help develop skills of junior colleagues.


  • Qualified Solicitor or Legal Executive, likely with a minimum of 4PQE, with a keen interest and demonstrable experience in all areas of Court of Protection matters.
  • Preferably you will be fully STEP qualified, or part qualified and also a member of SFE.
  • No following required but given they are looking for an experienced lawyer it’s envisaged you will have an existing network of contacts. For more senior applicants a caseload of personal Deputyships which you could bring with you would be advantageous.
  • This is a great opportunity to join a truly collegiate team and firm with a great culture and reputation. Competitive remuneration package on offer.


  • If you believe you have the skills and technical ability for this role then please don’t hesitate to contact Geoff Baines for a confidential discussion.

CapeClarke is a niche legal recruitment consultancy operating in Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Newcastle and London.


CapeClarke is the coming together of lawyers from Addleshaw Goddard and Walker Morris. Having worked at Top 50 law firms, we understand the benefits and pressures of working for a successful commercial law firm. We also appreciate what drives a solicitor looking to make a progressive move in their legal career.

We offer a fresh, unbiased approach to legal recruitment - a drive to recruit the right people for the right firm; a commitment to cut through the ‘fluff’ and offer you an honest appraisal of your options; and a culmination of commercial awareness and actual industry experience.



Founding Directors: /

Leeds: 0113 238 5965

Manchester: 0161 3000 750

Contact Us
  • Princes Exchange
  • Leeds
  • LS1 4HY
  • United Kingdom
  • 0113 2385965
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