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Court of Protection Associate (Financial/Property) - 4+PQE - Progression Opportunity

QED Legal
£55000 - £70000 per annum
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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Vacancy Type
Barristers, Private Practice
Experience Level
Not Disclosed
Full Time
Practice Areas
Private Client, Personal Asset Management

Job Details

Court of Protection Associate -  Finance & Property - 4+PQE
Hybrid Working - Newcastle upon Tyne - Competitive Salary PLUS Bonus

One of the North East's leading firms is looking to grow their Court of Protection department further due to increased workstream. They are ideally seeking a Lawyer with 4+years PQE who can come in and hit the ground running with a Finance and Property based caseload. 

This is an excellent progression opportunity for someone who is looking for that next step to Associate or Senior Associate (DOE). 

The team's reputation is not only well regarded for the quality of service and care it provides to its clients, but also for the culture that has been created by the current team head. Not only will you be surrounded by some of the most talented COP lawyers in the North East, but you will also be working within an approachable, friendly and well organised environment.

In this role, the successful candidate would be working closely with the firm’s professional deputies, Neurotrauma and Personal Injury Department, clients and their close friends and family, alongside therapists and other professional advisors. Due to the majority of the workstream being internally referred, the work is of high quality and is consistent. 

The team also benefits from a team of Paralegals who maintain daily contact with clients, enabling the department to offer the highest level of service, and maintain their fantastic reputation. 

Your role will include the following, but additional tasks may be appropriate:

- Drafting applications to the Court of Protection
- Advising families regarding lay deputyship applications
- Drafting complex documents and witness statements
- Working with brain injured and vulnerable adults and children
- Leading meetings with clients and professionals, including best interest meetings, and managing complex negotiations
- Purchase of properties and adapting properties to meet clients’ needs
- Working collaboratively within large multi-disciplinary teams consisting of doctors, case managers, therapists, and architects
- Creating detailed budgets, cashflow management and forecasting and accurate record keeping
- Seeking and implementing independent financial advice
- Providing litigation support to, both internal and external, Neurotrauma and Personal Injury Solicitors
- Supervising and developing junior members of the team

You will have access to a hybrid working policy and will be offered a competitive salary with regular salary reviews yearly. 

This is an opportunity which is likely to go quickly so if you are interested apply today or for a confidential chat to discuss the role in more detail please do reach out to Beth at QED Legal on the details provided.


As a recruiter you have to network and speak to large amounts of people and lots of law firms to really understand the market and have the connections to match people with opportunity quickly when the time arises. A good recruiter needs to be Quick, Excellent and Dynamic in everything that they do. Allow the team at QED to demonstrate what they can do for your career.

• Partner moves – both full equity and fixed share equity
• Team moves
• Firm Mergers / Bolt-on’s
• Succession / retirement planning
• In House Counsel
• Patent / Trademark Attorneys
• Other jurisdictions – placing lawyers into and from other countries
• Professional Support Lawyers
• Associate moves – focusing not just on team and culture fit but also client and work quality and room for future advancement.
• Assistant moves – lawyers cannot afford to make mistakes with their career moves. In the crucial early years exposure to the correct mentor and clients is essential.
• Legal professionals – FILEX, MILEX, ILEX, Licenced Conveyancers, paralegals, legal assistants and fee earners
• Support services - practice managers, COLP / COFA – regulatory and compliance, office managers, IT developers, case management specialists, law costs draftsmen and negotiators, legal secretaries, legal cashiers

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