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3 months ago
BCL Legal
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + depending on experienc
Location: Durham
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: PQE 4, PQE 5, PQE 6-9, PQE 10+
Contact: Rozie Hunter
Sector: Mental Healthcare
Category: Solicitor Jobs


- Niche practice based in Durham
- Specialist Legal 500 listed law firm with dedicated Court of Protection team
- Largest Court of Protection team in the North East of England
- The firm has a national client base, and currently manages over 80 Deputyships across the UK

- This specialist Court of Protection team is looking to recruit an experienced Court of Protection Solicitor or Legal Executive to be based from the Durham office
- You will be involved in the full Court of Protection life cycle to include:
- Making applications to the Court of Protection seeking appointment of the firm as deputies
- Drafting and filing applications with the Court of Protection, for example:
- seeking the discharge of a deputy
- post-settlement security reviews
- gift applications
- permission to make/amend financial investments
- permission to purchase/sell property on behalf of a protected party
- approval of personal injury/CICA trusts
- You will also take responsibility for instructing the relevant professionals to prepare assessments of capacity, care or therapeutic need
Other responsibilities include:
- Checking draft deeds, legal documents and non-legal documents
- Managing any issues or disputes relating to the employment of a client's carer or support worker
- Taking the lead on certain projects, such as the purchase of property/land, adaptations to property, change of case manager or purchase of a vehicle
- Reviewing and amending OPG102/OPG103/OPG104/OPG105 deputy report forms once prepared
- Answering queries raised by the Office of the Public Guardian regarding the deputy report once filed
- Managing the discharge procedure
- Managing new clients, welcoming them to the firm, making significant decisions in their onboarding process
- Supervising more junior members of staff where required, specifically in relation to in non-client matters including targets, billing, behaviours and general performance

- You will be a qualified Solicitor or Legal Executive, with the equivalent of 3 years PQE
- You must have experience handling a wide range of Court of Protection Matters
- You must have a solid understanding of managing catastrophic personal injury claims from a Court of Protection perspective
- A full valid driving licence is essential for this role in order to visit clients

- Part time and flexible working are welcomed in this role
- Excellent salary
- Additional benefits

If you're interested in this role, please apply now or forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us.
If this job isn't quite right, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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