Posted 10 May 2024
Salary £50000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits: + Excellent Benefits!
Job type Permanent
Discipline Senior, High Level & International
Contact NameKristoff Brylinski

Job description

Private Client Court of Protection Solicitor / Legal Executive – Devon– up to £70,000 + Excellent Benefits!
Role Overview:
We are seeking an experienced and dedicated Court of Protection Solicitor/Legal Executive/CILEx to join our team. The successful candidate will have a genuine interest in Court of Protection work and a passion for helping elderly, disabled, and vulnerable individuals manage their financial and personal affairs.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Preparation of COP applications, including Deputy applications and ancillary applications such as Statutory Wills and gifts
  • General management of financial affairs, household, and other expenditure, including budgeting and financial scheduling
  • Preparation of annual Deputy Reports to the OPG and dealing with Costs Draftsmen and the Senior Court Costs Office
  • Advising and assisting clients in the execution of their financial and personal affairs
  • Acting in the protection of clients from abuse, coercion, and exploitation
  • Advising and working with family members, lay Attorneys, and Deputies
  • Collaborating with Case Managers, Care Home Managers, and other professionals
  • Advising on challenges to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and working with representatives such as IMCAs
  • Identifying and referring potential tax issues, care funding needs, and benefit issues to dedicated departments.
  • Handling property transactions through the COP to meet the Patient’s needs.
  • Advising on the Mental Capacity Act and other related rules, regulations, and legislation
Legal Services:
  • Providing an efficient, effective, and complete legal service
  • Ensuring client satisfaction at all times
  • Seeking support and advice from other team members when necessary
Skill and Knowledge:
  • Minimum 3 years PQE as a Solicitor / Legal Executive / CILEx
  • ACTAPS and/or STEP membership welcomed but not essential
  • Ability to manage and prioritise a busy caseload
  • Excellent client care skills
  • Affinity with dealing with elderly, disabled, and vulnerable persons.
  • Knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and related legislation
  • Adhering to quality standards at all times
  • Promoting a high quality of service
  • Maintaining file administration and complying with the firm’s quality standards policies and procedures
  • Adhering to the firm’s Equality and Diversity Policy
  • Achieving billing, time, and fee earning targets
  • Co-operating with the firm’s credit control arrangements
  • Managing time effectively and ensuring regular billing
  • Promoting and developing the firm and the team
The Package:
  • Competitive salary up to £70,000 and performance-based bonuses
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance and retirement plan
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Supportive and collaborative work environment
  • Flexible work arrangements, including remote work options.
To Apply - Please email your CV to Kristoff Brylinski, Principal Recruitment Consultant at kristoff@agrirs.co.uk
We appreciate the interest of all applicants and kindly advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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