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Court Of Protection Solicitor (Health and Welfare)

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
£40000 - £50000 per annum
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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My client is a Legal500, Top Tier law firm with offices located nationally. They are currently looking to recruit an additional Court of Protection Solicitor to join their team in Central London.

The Court of Protection team helps resolve disputes that concern adults who lack mental capacity to make decisions. These types of disputes typically include whether the person has the capacity to make decisions and what is in their best interest. The team is a multidisciplinary team regularly collaborating with the company’s experts in mental capacity, mental health, community care, clinical negligence, family, childcare and public law.

They are dedicated to their clients and support family members and are regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor in cases relating to the wellbeing of an individual who lacks capacity, including health and welfare, medical treatment, financial issues, and mental capacity.
Main responsibilities of this role include:
  • Having Responsibility for all aspects of COP work (Health and Welfare)
  • Conducting COP Litigation and advocacy
  • Attending clients, taking instructions and preparing cases.
Skills you must be able to demonstrate:
  • Previous experience in dealing with health and welfare COP work.
  • Working knowledge of the public funded Court of Protection work and the ability to service privately funded cases.
  • Good working knowledge of Mental Capacity Law
  • Professional initiative-taking approach, strong client care skills and a sensitive and sympathetic understanding of clients’ needs.
  • Advocacy skills would also be advantageous.
In return you will be joining a highly regarded law firm that has been rewarded ‘Investors In People Gold Standard' for over 15 years. They will be able to provide you with a clear career path that is able to progress your career as a Court of Protection Lawyer. They offer agile working and extensive benefits package.
Apply now for immediate consideration.


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Company info
0161 233 6360
Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
No1 Spinningfields
1 Hardman Square, Spinningfields
Greater Manchester
M3 3EB

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