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Court of Protection Associate

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The Vacancy

The Team

Our specialist Court of Protection team is looking for an experienced Solicitor to join the growing team and deal with a busy and varied caseload

Responsibilities

  • Dealing with the routine management of deputyship and personal injury trusts with appropriate supervision and guidance from senior team members (with a focus on litigating and substantial settled cases)
  • Liaising with clients, their families, case managers and other professionals and handling all matters with appropriate sensitivity
  • Working closely with the firm's Personal Injury and Medical Negligence solicitors on litigating cases
  • Assisting senior team members with complex cases
  • Drafting applications to the Court of Protection
  • Drafting annual Deputy Reports
  • Co-ordinating interim billing and the detailed assessment of our professional costs
  • Keeping accurate records and managing files efficiently
  • Dealing with relevant administrative tasks

Key Skills & Experience

  • Strong academics
  • Qualified lawyer or CILEX professional with relevant experience as above
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • The ability to work under pressure and deal with competing priorities
  • Strong client focus and excellent communication skills
  • Strong IT skills
  • Team player
  • Enthusiasm and proactivity
  • Previous experience as a Solicitor in an established Court of Protection department would be highly advantageous

What can we offer you?

Our people are at the core of what we do.  Fieldfisher's benefits package is designed to enable all colleagues to thrive in an inclusive and supportive environment.  These benefits range from private health insurance, life assurance & income protection, flexi-gym discounts, season ticket loans, bike-to-work loans and much more. 

Fieldfisher Manchester is based in one of the city's most vibrant destinations.  We are based in the ultra-modern No.1 Spinningfields, a thriving hub for work, rest and recreation.  We are based on the 17th floor, so if you're inspired by fantastic skyline views and a bright, contemporary workspace then we will not disappoint.  And yes, we are all aboard the hybrid working bandwagon – our working pattern of hot-desking and flexibility, supported by a friendly concierge team, is our new normal.  If you are still not convinced then the complimentary muffins, fresh fruit, and drinks & nibbles to kick off the weekend might help.  For the active crowd, there is secure bike storage, and shower facilities.

We have also nailed the collaborative and fun side of things.  Our team of 17 partners and 120 other fee earners and business support colleagues know how to enjoy themselves.  Summer and Christmas parties, along with our Ministry of Fun (quiz nights, cake sales, sports teams, group activities etc), help team members to get to know each other and work together better.  Check out our social media accounts to see for yourself!

Culture & personal development

We’re a firm with real entrepreneurial drive and we don’t believe in squashing people’s individuality. We want you to use your unique talents and experiences to help the firm grow. You can only do that by being yourself. And working closely and collaboratively with people throughout the firm. That’s why we foster a culture that encourages you to be yourself.

We’ll give you bespoke support to develop your own career. Whether that’s through allowing you to “access all areas” across the firm, funding you through training for professional development qualifications, or making sure you have a structured career plan, we’ll make sure your talents are being nurtured.

Inclusiveness and Diversity

At Fieldfisher we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued, motivated and able to be themselves. Our Inclusiveness and Diversity ("I&D") Strategy is firmly rooted in Fieldfisher's overall business strategy; we very much view I&D as being core to the business and we aim to integrate it into all our systems and processes.

Please note Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.

The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market-leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on energy and natural resources, technology, financial services and life sciences.

Our clients range from household social media, technology and media companies, as well as global financial institutions, pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, major FMCG brands and public bodies.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and knowledge, on time and on budget.

Our network has more than 1,550 people working across the world providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We have 25 offices in 11 countries and our team is based in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.

Most recently, the firm has been recognised for its work across a number of practice areas.  We have been shortlisted for M&A Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2021; Litigation Team of the Year at the Lawyer Awards 2021 and for Innovation in rescue, restructuring and recovery award at the FT Innovative Lawyer Awards 2021.

Nº employees 1001-5000
Founding year 1835
Products / Services Advocacy, Civil Liberties & Human Rights, Civil Litigation
Mission Fieldfisher is a European law firm built around its people. We are a full-service firm with market-leading practices in technology, financial services, energy and natural resources and life sciences. As an entrepreneurial, pragmatic and socially conscious firm, we embrace our purpose as a trusted, client-focused corporate citizen. We believe The Future is Human*, so we take a collaborative approach with our clients, shaping our services to their needs and integrating cutting-edge legal technologies where appropriate. Our European network is supported by our offices in the US and China and international partner firms, enabling us to advise clients around the world with seamless efficiency and dedication across time zones and disciplines. We work with many of the biggest organisations globally and are proud to support numerous charity partners and causes. When it comes to environmental, social and governance (ESG), we lead from the front in our industry and make ourselves accountable to our clients and our people for our actions.
overview Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market-leading practices in technology, financial services, energy & natural resources and life sciences.

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