Court of Protection Solicitor

Court of Protection Solicitor

This leading, national law firm is currently looking to hire a Court of Protection Solicitor, based in Leeds on a hybrid basis. This is a thriving and growing area of the business and there is considerable scope for career development. The role is in a supportive and lively team working collaboratively.

You will have a minimum of 3 years’ PQE to be considered for this role and the position will see you assisting and leading the court of protection department to provide deputyship and trustee support to clients who have personal injury or clinical negligence claims, which involve the management of substantial compensation awards.

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, the firm 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 3 years’ PQE in Court of Protection property and affairs work as well as experience of setting up and running PI trusts and experience of making applications for statutory wills and gifts.

Main responsibilities for the role:

You will be running your own caseload of Deputyship and Trustee matters, both pre and post settlement of the PI claim whilst supervising junior fee earners and providing technical support to the team
Attending clients at their home, or in hospital or in care/nursing homes, to discuss and agree budgets and identify other priorities
Liaising with financial advisors on investments
Preparing accurate accounts of Deputyship cases including forecasts of expenditure on Deputyship and Trustee cases, including creating budgets to ensure funding sustainability
Management of Deputyship applications and other associated applications to the Court of Protection
Delegate and supervise tasks to junior team members where appropriate
Contribute to regular team meetings and training sessions
To actively engage in business development plans
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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