Court of Protection Legal Assistant / Paralegal

Recruiter
ashvilleknight
Location
Kent, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 May 2019
Closes
23 May 2019
Ref
1143655576
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Court of Protection Legal Assistant / Paralegal

This well-established Legal 500 and highly accredited practice are looking to recruit a Legal Assistant to join their highly regarded Court of Protection team to provide support and assist fee-earners in a busy role covering a range of Court of Protection matters.

Main Duties:
  • To assist in the provision of administrative and legal services for clients.
  • Attend clients at hospitals, care homes and in their home, both brain injured and elderly clients and their families
  • Provide friendly day to day contact with clients and an efficient service for their individual lifestyle requirements
  • Produce plain English letters, witness statements, court applications and other documents as required
  • Make regular payments to clients and keep accurate schedules of these payments. Also forecast forward spending and creating of budgets
  • Manage professionally and confidentially, written and telephone correspondence with clients, other solicitors and third parties
  • Delegate and supervise tasks where appropriate
  • To assist where requested the provision of legal advice to clients, under supervision. Take notes in client meetings
  • Continue to develop your legal ability

Personal Characteristics:
  • Strong organisational and time management skills are required as the role will involve the efficient and cost effective management of multiple files, often working to strict deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are essential to demonstrate understanding of our clients' needs and expectations;
  • Good communications skills are also crucial as the successful candidate will have regular client contact and will often be required to explain complex areas of law in a simple and coherent way.
  • Focussed attention to detail, speed and accuracy are important for all written documentation;
  • The candidate should be a team player and contribute to the continued success of the team

Desirable Skills:
  • Court of Protection knowledge
  • Experience of running a caseload

This role offers a great opportunity for a paralegal to join a successful multi office practice and competitive salary.

This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/86223050

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