Court of Protection Solicitor

Court of Protection Solicitor

This leading, national law firm is currently looking to hire a Court of Protection Team Leader, based in Leeds on a hybrid basis with requirement to travel to the Manchester office.

In the role you will be Leading a team in the Court of Protection & Private Client Department providing Deputyship and Trustee support to clients who have personal injury or clinical negligence claims, and which involve the management of substantial compensation awards. You will also be responsible for the day-to-day supervision of your own team of both qualified and non-qualified staff.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a growing L100 firm that offers a great work-life balance, fabulous benefits, and will support you and your goals. Alongside a competitive salary, it has an attractive benefits package to include:

A bonus scheme paid yearly of up to 12% of your basic salary
Pension scheme with tax-efficient salary sacrifice option
Life Assurance Policy
Medicash policy to cover some dental, optical, and other medical expenses
35 days holiday a year including bank holidays and Christmas Closure, you also have the option to purchase up to 3 extra days, holiday per year
Long service award 3 days extra holidays after your 5th, 7th, and 9th full year of employment
Enhanced company sick and maternity pay scheme
Flexible, agile working environment with a positive work-life balance
Varied calendar of funded company social events
Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and IVF schemes
Monthly voucher awards
To be considered for this role, you will have a minimum of 4 years’ PQE in Court of Protection and personal injury trusts work, with strong leadership skills and the ability to lead and manage a growing team in line with company budgets and department KPIs. Ideally you will have experience working with a trust corporation as deputy/trustee, although this is not essential.

Main Responsibilities for the role:

Leading a team to maximise its objectives and deliver excellent standards of performance
People management for the team (with input from Heads of Department and Director as appropriate)
Conducting technical file reviews and offering supervisory guidance/instruction
Knowledge sharing with the team by way of supervision, training and case clinics
Work in effective collaboration with other Team Leaders and Heads of Department to ensure standardisation of approach, learning and the smooth transition of cases and team working
Running your own caseload of Deputyship and Trustee matters, both pre and post settlement of the litigation claim whilst supervising a small team of fee earners and providing technical support to the team
Travelling and attending clients at their home, or in hospital or in care/nursing home
Delegate and supervise tasks to junior team members where appropriate
Carrying out appraisals and also 1-to-1s on a quarterly basis
Holding regular team meetings and training sessions
Developing the workflow of the COP proclaim system in collaboration with Technology and other relevant projects
To actively engage in business development plans and where appropriate to engage with our sources of work at their places of business (typically in trauma centres)
If you are a Court of Protection Solicitor looking to secure a role with one of the leading teams in the country, please apply directly via the link. For further details, please contact Rachael Atherton at G2 Legal.

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