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Court of Protection Solicitor

BBBH16889
£35000 - £52000.00 per annum Excellent Benefits
Hampshire Southampton

Managing this Role

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Joe Bryant

Recruitment Consultant - South East
0203 865 2113

This Top 200 firm has experienced significant growth in the last 24 months. They have several offices nationally and a growing international presence.


The Firm


They have a different culture compared to that of most practices of their size; they have a much more relaxed, collaborative, and forward-thinking culture.

Staff value more in the way of work-life balance and flexibility. They 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.

The firm invest heavily in their internal infrastructure making their working environment one of the most modern and progressive cultures in the legal market to date.


The role


The firm is seeking to hire a new Court of Protection Solicitor into their Southampton, Hampshire


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 providing expert advice on…

  • 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 Solicitor 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
  • You should have a good billings history in recent times
  • Salary is above market rate and negotiable depending on your level of PQE


This is an excellent opportunity for a Court of Protection Solicitor to join this growing Top 200 practice based in their Southampton, Hampshire office.


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