Court of Protection Paralegal

Employer
Klein Hamilton Legal & Finance Recruitment
Location
Manchester
Salary
Dependant on Experience
Closing date
22 Mar 2021

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Practice area
Private client
PQE
Not applicable
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Job Details

Court of Protection Paralegal, Care Arrangements, Benefits, Finances, legal 500, Permanent, Full Time, Manchester

Court of Protection Paralegal is required by a highly-regarded, specialist Legal 500 Law Firm based in Manchester.

Experience working as a Paralegal in Court of Protection is preferred but not essential, however candidates must show a keen interest in this area of law to be successful. This is an exciting opportunity for a Paralegal looking for personal and career growth opportunities as part of a busy department; allowing you to build upon your experience within a modern and dynamic practice.

The Role & Responsibilities:

As Paralegal in the Court of Protection team, you will be expected to act as part of the team and as such your role may occasionally be altered to help others complete their duties.

Your job is to provide legal and administrative assistance to the CoP Deputies, to enable the senior fee earners to concentrate on other, more complex legal tasks, giving them support and assistance as above and when requested.

The role is a demanding one which requires initiative, enthusiasm, excellent organisational skills, attention to detail and determination to get the job done right first time.

Please note, experience working as a Paralegal in Court of Protection is preferred but not essential, however candidates must show a keen interest in this area of law to be successful.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Dealing directly with clients, their families and carers, Case Managers, other professionals and/or experts in person, on the telephone and by letter in order to assist in the smooth running of the CoP department. Also dealing with the OPG, other associated bodies, suppliers, HMRC and other persons as necessary on behalf of the clients; acting in the client’s best interests at all times.
  • Taking initiative and responsibility for preparing accounts (including monthly reconciliations), deputy reports, updating action plans, payment of invoices, updating schedules and budgets with factual information and billing on all client files assigned to you. Ensuring information is prepared in a timely manner in readiness for client meetings.
  • Providing support to clients and dealing with enquiries in connection with their financial affairs, e.g. tax returns, budgets and financial schedules, Court applications, purchase and adaptation of property, care arrangements, therapies, insurances, household and other expenditure, benefits and community care entitlement as and when requested.
  • Prepare client care letters, costs letters and other client care documentation as per the firm’s office manual and OPG guidelines.
  • Typing correspondence, including letters, reports, emails and file notes etc.
  • Taking responsibility for managing your own workload and diary, ensuring that key dates are diarised, and any required action is undertaken in a timely manner. Identifying and expediting urgent tasks.
  • Be responsible for arranging meetings in relation to client files assigned to you and ensuring that all documentation is prepared and readily available in good time before any meetings.

Vacancy Information:
  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary range: Dependant on Experience
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Experience: Experience as a Court of Protection Paralegal is preferred but not essential.
  • Job Section: Private Practice
  • Working Hours: full-time
  • Reference: AT107
  • Contact: Alex Thompson

About Klein Hamilton Recruitment


Klein Hamilton are Legal & IT Securities specialist Recruiters, working with magic circle, silver circle, blue chip, fintech and dynamic SME businesses, who trust us in finding them the best talent. You can apply for our vacancies in confidence.  We are a regulated employment agency and will discuss this vacancy with you and gain your permission prior to submission of application directly to the decision maker.

Court of Protection Paralegal, Care Arrangements, Benefits, Finances, legal 500, Permanent, Full Time, Manchester


Company

Klein Hamilton Legal & Finance Recruitment are a Specialist Legal & Finance Recruitment Consultancy working with Magic Circle, Silver Circle, Legal 500 and Dynamic SME law firms with a pedigree in strategically providing the right match for both Candidate and Client.  We are Accredited by the British Institute of Recruiters ensuring we promote an ethical recruitment experience.

Our stats speak for themselves:  Candidate Satisfaction Average (9.5/10), CV to interview ratio (2:1), Client Satisfaction Average (9.1/10), Placement ratio (3:1)

Our sole focus is towards Legal based opportunities countrywide, resulting in providing you with sound strategic advice based on current market movement within all legal disciplines, considering company cultures and individual career goals. Call one of our accredited Consultants now for a confidential conversation regarding your next career move.

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9 Portland Street
Manchester
M1 3BE
United Kingdom
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