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Court of Protection Solicitor - Sussex

Employer
Austen Lloyd
Location
Homeworking
Closing date
1 May 2024
Reference
GD 54732

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors
Experience Level
Senior Level
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Practice Areas
Private Client
PQE
4-6 Years, 7+ Years

Job Details


Court of Protection Solicitor - East/West Sussex

Fantastic, award-winning, Legal 500 firm

An established Sussex-based law firm is currently seeking a highly skilled Court of Protection Solicitor to join their reputable team. Renowned for their commitment to providing high-quality legal services, this firm offers a collaborative and supportive environment for legal professionals to excel. As a Court of Protection Solicitor with this distinguished practice, you will play a crucial role in delivering exceptional legal support to clients navigating complex issues related to mental capacity and financial management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Court of Protection Matters: Manage a diverse caseload encompassing Court of Protection applications, deputyship appointments, and financial management for clients lacking mental capacity.
  • Client Advocacy: Provide expert legal advice and representation in Court of Protection proceedings, advocating for the best interests of vulnerable individuals.
  • Deputyship Applications: Oversee the preparation and submission of deputyship applications, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and facilitating the protection of clients' interests.
  • Financial Management: Collaborate with clients, their families, and financial institutions to manage the financial affairs of individuals lacking capacity.
  • Legal Compliance: Stay abreast of developments in mental capacity law and Court of Protection practice, advising clients on legal compliance and potential risks.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Qualified Solicitor with a focus on Court of Protection matters.
  • Proven experience in handling a range of Court of Protection cases.
  • Strong knowledge of mental capacity legislation and related legal frameworks.
  • Excellent client management skills with a dedication to providing compassionate and effective legal support.
  • Membership of the Law Society Mental Capacity (Welfare) Accreditation or STEP qualification is advantageous.

Personal Attributes:

  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Collaborative team player with the ability to work effectively in a supportive environment.
  • Compassionate and empathetic, demonstrating sensitivity in handling matters related to mental capacity.
  • Detail-oriented with a proactive and solution-focused approach.

This role will provide an excellent opportunity to work with a varied caseload and collaborate with their senior team members and partners.

You will have the opportunity to work within a team with a reputation for providing excellent client care. They will provide plenty of support along the way and there are fantastic career development prospects within the firm.

Flexible working arrangements are embraced, and there is a myriad of employee benefits.

Apply below or contact Gemma at Austen Lloyd as soon as possible, quoting Ref: GD 54732 (Court of Protection Solicitor - East/West Sussex)

Solicitor Vacancies Law Lawyer Jobs Reference GD 54732 (Court of Protection Solicitor - East/West Sussex) Austen Lloyd Limited is a Specialist Legal Recruitment Agency. Please note: our advertisements may use PQE levels purely as a guide, however we would be happy to consider applications from all candidates who can demonstrate the skills needed to perform the role.

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