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Court of Protection Paralegal

Js Legal Recruitment Ltd
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14 Jun 2021

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Court of Protection Paralegal

Our client a leading law firm based in Colchester in the Legal 500 recommended lawyers. With 13 partners and 75 employees bring together local and regional knowledge with a city firm experience . This firm have ambitious plans to expand the firm over the next three years , they are now recruiting for an experienced Court of Protection paralegal to join their busy team . To primarily specialise in the Court of Protection field, providing support and assistance to 2 fee earners in a busy role covering a range of Court of Protection matters.

Our client welcomes applications from experienced Paralegals, or Legal Assistants that have experience in assisting with Court of Protection matters looking to progress to the next level. The successful candidate will ideally have experience of working on Court of Protection matters. A knowledge of Welfare Benefits would be an advantage, or in the alternative, a commitment to undertake training in this field.

Duties :

* To assist in the provision of administrative and legal services for clients

* To assist when requested with the provision of legal advice to clients, under supervision and to take notes in client meetings

* Attend client visits at hospital, care homes and in their own homes

* Provide friendly day to day contact with clients, carers and other professionals involved in the protected person's care to meet the client's individual lifestyle requirements

* Produce plain English letters, witness statements, court applications and other documents as required

* To arrange the payment of routine invoices and deal with routine queries and payment requests from clients and stakeholders. Maintaining an accurate schedule of payments, forecasting future expenditure and creating budgets

* Dealing with payroll for client support workers

* Collating tax documentation to submit to HMRC for client self-assessment

* Assisting with the sourcing and maintaining of insurance policies

* Monitoring and maintaining direct payment accounts

* Managing paper and digital filing

* Completing Deputy annual reports OPG 102 and 105

* Preparing papers for submission to the SCCO for costing and assisting with e-billing

* Provide general legal and administrative support to the other fee earners in this busy Private Client team as and when required

* Promote the department and the firm through networking and business development activities

The successful candidate will:

* Be comfortable working on your own initiative

* Have a genuine passion for the work and a strong desire to succeed

* Effectively prioritise and have excellent organisation skills for a fast paced workload with tight deadlines

* Have a flexible and proactive attitude

* Demonstrate a pro-active approach to your work and successful business development

* An ability to work with figures

* Be committed to a client centered approach

* Be commercially astute with a positive "can-do" attitude

* Understand that as a legal practice we are there to manage risk, solve problems and add value for our clients

* Hold the respect and confidence of your colleagues and clients

* Possess good Microsoft skills particularly Word and Excel

* 30 days Annual Leave per annum (including Bank Holidays) and an additional 3 days Annual Leave for the Christmas Closure

* A private health benefits scheme after qualifying period in our employment

* Pension Scheme after qualifying period of 3 months employment

Apply Now

If you feel this is the right opportunity for you, please contact Julie Sheridan at JS Legal Recruitment Ltd quoting reference JSL2083 OR email now your cv or call for a confidential discussion. For more information on other vacancies JS Legal Recruitment Ltd are handling please visit our website .

All successful applications will be responded to within 5 working days. If you have not been contacted within this timescale your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion
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