Court of Protection Solicitor

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Posted 30+ days ago
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£35,000 - 45,000
Private Practice
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30+ days ago
COURT OF PROTECTION SOLICITOR - DURHAM THE FIRM - Niche practice based in Durham - Specialist Legal 500 listed law firm with dedicated Court of Protection team - Largest Court of Protection team in the North East of England - The firm has a national client base, and currently manages over 80 Deputyships across the UK THE ROLE - This specialist Court of Protection team is looking to recruit an experienced Court of Protection Solicitor or Legal Executive to be based from the Durham office - You will be involved in the full Court of Protection life cycle to include: - Making applications to the Court of Protection seeking appointment of the firm as deputies - Drafting and filing applications with the Court of Protection, for example: - seeking the discharge of a deputy - post-settlement security reviews - gift applications - permission to make/amend financial investments - permission to purchase/sell property on behalf of a protected party - approval of personal injury/CICA trusts - You will also take responsibility for instructing the relevant professionals to prepare assessments of capacity, care or therapeutic need Other responsibilities include: - Checking draft deeds, legal documents and non-legal documents - Managing any issues or disputes relating to the employment of a client's carer or support worker - Taking the lead on certain projects, such as the purchase of property/land, adaptations to property, change of case manager or purchase of a vehicle - Reviewing and amending OPG102/OPG103/OPG104/OPG105 deputy report forms once prepared - Answering queries raised by the Office of the Public Guardian regarding the deputy report once filed - Managing the discharge procedure - Managing new clients, welcoming them to the firm, making significant decisions in their onboarding process - Supervising more junior members of staff where required, specifically in relation to in non-client matters including targets, billing, behaviours and general performance THE REQUIREMENTS - You will be a qualified Solicitor or Legal Executive, with the equivalent of 3 years PQE - You must have experience handling a wide range of Court of Protection Matters - You must have a solid understanding of managing catastrophic personal injury claims from a Court of Protection perspective - A full valid driving licence is essential for this role in order to visit clients THE BENEFITS - Part time and flexible working are welcomed in this role - Excellent salary - Additional benefits If you're interested in this role, please apply now or forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us. If this job isn't quite right, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career. For a full list of jobs you can also visit the BCL job search page. BCL Legal is an equal opportunities employer.
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