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Court of Protection Paralegal

BBBH17488
£18000 - £24000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Hampshire Berkshire Basingstoke

Managing this Role

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Henry Williams

Recruitment Consultant - South East
0203 865 2113

This Top 50 firm has experienced significant growth in the last 24 months. They have several offices nationally and a growing international presence. They are highly ranked in Court of Protection work and they are looking to strengthen further with the addition of a driven, experienced Paralegal.

The Firm

The firm's culture stands out when compared to that of most practices of their size; they have a much more relaxed, collaborative, and forward-thinking culture. Staff at the firm benefit from excellent work-life balance and flexibility.

The firm invest heavily in their workforce and are very progressive, their learning and development programme is widely respected in the legal sector and has been recognised by several industry awards. They are a cohesive, inclusive, and entrepreneurial organisation. This firm boast over 10 chambers ranked departments, ranging from Corporate, to Real Estate, to Private Wealth / Court of Protection
The firm has a San Francisco office; this office reinforces both its position as a leading US/UK inward investment specialist, and its cross-border M&A and international private wealth practices.

Recent highlights of the firm's work include a £multi-million settlement, investing a personal injury claimant's funds, establishing a care regime and adapting his home. They also drafted a corresponding trust deed to reflect the contributions with the Court of Protection's approval.
In addition to this they have successfully contested a local authority decision so that a large personal injury award was disregarded for means-testing purposes and securing all statutory funding available for their client.

This role comes with excellent prospects for progression and would suit a candidate who is perhaps in a top-heavy team who is looking for a pathway for progression.

The Role

The firm is seeking to hire a new Court of Protection Paralegal into their Basingstoke, Hampshire office.

The Court of Protection department deals with a broad range of privately funded work, they do not deal with Legal Aid.
Many of their clients may lack capacity to handle their own financial affairs. This may arise from an acquired brain injury, or, in the case of children, they may be considered unlikely to have that capacity when they reach the age of 18.

The team provides the comprehensive service required to set up and manage deputyships within the Court of Protection. They can act as professional deputies and assist with Court of Protection procedures where the deputy is a family member.

You will be assisting a fee earner with the following:

  • acting as a professional deputy for property and financial affairs
  • assisting with applications to the Court of Protection for the appointment of a lay deputy
  • the legal requirements of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Code of Practice for lay deputies including decisions relating to an individual's personal welfare
  • applications for statutory wills
  • preparation of personal injury trusts
  • preparation of disabled person's trusts


Requirements

  • You will be a Court of Protection Paralegal with experience within a fee earning position (there is no upper limit on the amount of experience and I would urge even the most experienced to apply for this role)
  • You will have broad experience in Court of Protection work
  • You should have a good technical knowledge


This is an excellent opportunity for a Court of Protection Paralegl to join this growing Top 50 practice based in their Basingstoke, Hampshire office.

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation!