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Court of Protection Solicitor

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
£32500 - £42500 per annum
Closing date
2 Mar 2021
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Douglas Scott are proud to be working with one of the UK's top Court of Protection & Private Client Law Firms who are based in Manchester

My client, based in the centre of Manchester and specialise in high-quality legal services for people who have sustained a serious injury or live with a disability and they are looking for a Court of Protection Solicitor due to an increase in the volume of work over the last several months

The role

• Minimum 2 years' experience in Court of Protection/Property and Affairs, pre or post qualification;
• Manage a caseload of Property and Affairs files, supported by our extensive team of specialists;
• Excellent opportunities for learning and development on the firm's bespoke COP training programme;
• Mixture of home and office working - flexible approach.

The successful candidate will be part of a team of qualified lawyers and Case Workers managing Finance and Property deputyship files. Our clients include those who have lost capacity following a birth injury or accident and have received damages following a PI or clinical Negligence claim and clients living with dementia and other illnesses. We undertake a significant amount of contested, high-value Court of protection work including cases with jurisdictional issues and financial abuse investigation work.

Work will include daily contact with clients, their families and carers, case management and support teams; you will give advice on a wide range of practical and legal issues and undertake applications to the Court.

The successful candidate will have experience of a significant proportion of the following:

• Professional deputyship work, including if possible, assisting on high value and complex matters
• Applications to the Court of Protection
• Advice to families regarding LPAs and Lay deputyship applications
• Investigation of financial abuse
• Knowledge of welfare issues affecting Protected Parties
• Knowledge of different care funding options including local authority and NHS funding
• Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Experience in Private Client work, particularly will and trust deed drafting will be helpful.

The firm offer an excellent benefit s package including 25 days holiday + bank holidays + Benefits


Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment are multi-award winning legal recruitment experts.

Our business – put simply – is to remove the pain points candidates may otherwise experience on their journeys.
Sure, we act for legal professionals of all levels making lateral moves, taking steps up the ladder or looking for contract legal opportunities.
And yes we can boast a network of connections that spans nationwide private practice, the UK’s in house legal departments and now the Middle East, Asia and the Far East.
But we are the only REC and APSCO affiliated legal recruitment specialist with an ISO9001 accredited quality management system and the Investors In People Gold Standard award.
And by externally validating our day to day activities in the wider business community we have been able to place customer experience at the heart of our business proposition.
Which means people like dealing with our team – a very experienced, settled and happy bunch they epitomise the Douglas Scott brand personality and will demonstrate a genuine interest in you and your career.      




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0161 233 6360
Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
No1 Spinningfields
M3 3EB
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