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Court of Protection Paralegal

BBBH19318
£18000 - £23000 per annum Negotiable Excellent Benefits
Kent Bexleyheath

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Henry Williams

Recruitment Consultant - South East
0203 865 2113

An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a Court of Protection Paralegal to join this award winning and Legal 500 ranked firm in Bexleyheath, Kent.

This well established and reputable legal practice values its colleagues and offers exceptional prospects for career progression coupled with a highly favourable work/life balance and quality of life.

The Firm

This is a long-established firm and one of the largest in the South East has expanded in recent years to five offices. The firm have excellent staff retention rates and currently employ 125 staff across their offices. The firm are committed to equal opportunities and promoting and developing staff through ongoing training and regular appraisals. They are currently ranked in the Legal 500 for some of the departments, with recent growth and aspirations to break into the Top 200.

They have been serving the local area for many years and such have built up a well esteemed presence, providing the full spectrum of legal services to both the business and individual. An impressive amount of their work is generated through repeat/referral which leads to warm and collaborative working relationships.

The Role

The firm is seeking a Court of Protection Paralegal to join their team in the Bexleyheath, Kent 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 Paralegal to join this reputable practice based in their Bexleyheath, Kent office.

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential discussion.