Private Client Court of Protection Solicitor

Bedford, UK
Closing date
19 Oct 2020

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Private Client Solicitor (Court of Protection)

2 Years PQE +

Bedford, Bedfordshire

This well-established and multi accredited practice are looking to recruit a Private Client Solicitor with Court of Protection experience to join their successful Private Client team to provide sound legal advice and be a part of this commercially focused and determined firm.

Area's of focus will include:
  • Advising the elderly, disabled and vulnerable individuals both in the everyday execution of their affairs, and in the protection from and prosecution against abuse, coercion and exploitation
  • Ancillary Applications such as Trustee Orders, Interim Orders, and Statutory Will Applications.
  • Managing/making decisions relating to property and financial affairs
  • Preparing LPA's
  • Drafting applications to the Court of Protection
  • Preparation of annual reports and billing and file management

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

Skills Required:
  • Qualified Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive
  • Court of Protection knowledge and experience essential
  • Have at least 2 years post qualified experience
  • Business development and networking skills
  • Good track record of billing
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