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Job type:
Permanent
Job sector:
Private Practice
Sector:
Personal Injury, Private Client, Mental Healthcare, Healthcare, Court of Protection
Experience:
PQE 3, PQE 4, PQE 5
Contact:
chris watling
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About the Role

The role is for a compensation protection specialist in the Compensation Protection Unit: administering high value compensation awards for catastrophically injured (accident or medically caused) clients to meet their lifelong needs.

 

To consistently deliver a high standard of legal advice to clients in a commercially astute manner, delivering outstanding client service at all times. To support the Head of the Bath team and the Business Unit Manager and to assist with the marketing of the department’s services, undertaking business development activities to build on the firm and team’s reputation for excellence. Undertake supervision of more junior colleagues.

 

Duties will include:

  • Undertake the day to day management of 30 to 50 Court of Protection and PI trusts matters, under supervision;
  • Build credibility with clients and families developing own client relationships through managing client expectations regarding options, outcomes, risk and timescales. Build team around the client;
  • Deal with monthly billing and cost estimates and send bills to the law cost draftsman and submission to the SCCO;
  • Develop market and sector knowledge and demonstrate expertise to clients, families, case managers, IFA’s, therapists in a MDT approach;
  • Be proactive in reducing risk and exposure in the team and support in building a risk culture;
  • Aware of all relevant processes and procedures and adheres to these;

 

 

About You

 

           Skills & Experience:

  • Qualified CILEx or Solicitor with between 3 and 5 years’ experience.
  • Previous experience dealing with court of protection and trust matters.
  • Ability to manage own files under supervision
  • Strong client management skills with a focus on delivery of excellent client service
  • Ability to coach and mentor junior lawyer 
  • Track progress against your own KPIs and that of the Compensation Protection Team, meeting targets.
  • Support with budgetary management of client matters
  • Set personal objectives that are aligned to the department/ sector plan. Understand how these fit into the firm-wide business plan

    Core Behaviours:
     
  • Positive Attitude to Work- Approaches work with positivity and energy and thrives in a busy environment.
  • Effective Communicator- Clearly conveys information and ideas through the relevant media. Speaks in Plain English.
  • Self Aware- Recognises personal strengths and weaknesses and uses that knowledge to interact positively with others. Maintains a professional impression.
  • Team Player- Actively participates as a member of a team. Develops and maintains relationships with others.
  • Resilient- Functions effectively under pressure and handles difficult circumstances in a manner that is acceptable to others and Royds Withy King.
  • Open to Change- Receptive to new ways of working with the ability to be flexible in approaching tasks and problems.

Please note that the successful applicant will be subject to pre-employment screening including a DBS (Criminal Background) check.

 

About Us

We are a progressive UK Top 100 law firm known for our commercial, private client, clinical negligence and personal injury work. We were the winner of the Managing Partners’ Forum ‘Best Managed Firm’ award for 2019.

 

Our firm has 520 people with offices in Bath, Oxford, London, Swindon and Marlborough. 

 

At Royds Withy King, people come first. Our brand is built around being ‘Ahead of the Curve’. By this we mean always trying to put ourselves in our clients’ shoes, looking ahead to the future, anticipating their needs and coming up with solutions.

 

We also pride ourselves on providing a brilliant place to work. We recognise that investing in our people and their career is the only way we can succeed in achieving what is best for our clients. Our friendly, accessible and supportive culture is incredibly important to us and we are continually looking at new ways to nurture and enhance it. Our people tell us that this is a firm with a flat structure, where everyone has a voice and everyone’s opinions matter.

About the Role

The role is for a compensation protection specialist in the Compensation Protection Unit: administering high value compensation awards for catastrophically injured (accident or medically caused) clients to meet their lifelong needs.

 

To consistently deliver a high standard of legal advice to clients in a commercially astute manner, delivering outstanding client service at all times. To support the Head of the Bath team and the Business Unit Manager and to assist with the marketing of the department’s services, undertaking business development activities to build on the firm and team’s reputation for excellence. Undertake supervision of more junior colleagues.

 

Duties will include:

  • Undertake the day to day management of 30 to 50 Court of Protection and PI trusts matters, under supervision;
  • Build credibility with clients and families developing own client relationships through managing client expectations regarding options, outcomes, risk and timescales. Build team around the client;
  • Deal with monthly billing and cost estimates and send bills to the law cost draftsman and submission to the SCCO;
  • Develop market and sector knowledge and demonstrate expertise to clients, families, case managers, IFA’s, therapists in a MDT approach;
  • Be proactive in reducing risk and exposure in the team and support in building a risk culture;
  • Aware of all relevant processes and procedures and adheres to these;

 

 

About You

 

           Skills & Experience:

  • Qualified CILEx or Solicitor with between 3 and 5 years’ experience.
  • Previous experience dealing with court of protection and trust matters.
  • Ability to manage own files under supervision
  • Strong client management skills with a focus on delivery of excellent client service
  • Ability to coach and mentor junior lawyer 
  • Track progress against your own KPIs and that of the Compensation Protection Team, meeting targets.
  • Support with budgetary management of client matters
  • Set personal objectives that are aligned to the department/ sector plan. Understand how these fit into the firm-wide business plan

    Core Behaviours:
     
  • Positive Attitude to Work- Approaches work with positivity and energy and thrives in a busy environment.
  • Effective Communicator- Clearly conveys information and ideas through the relevant media. Speaks in Plain English.
  • Self Aware- Recognises personal strengths and weaknesses and uses that knowledge to interact positively with others. Maintains a professional impression.
  • Team Player- Actively participates as a member of a team. Develops and maintains relationships with others.
  • Resilient- Functions effectively under pressure and handles difficult circumstances in a manner that is acceptable to others and Royds Withy King.
  • Open to Change- Receptive to new ways of working with the ability to be flexible in approaching tasks and problems.

Please note that the successful applicant will be subject to pre-employment screening including a DBS (Criminal Background) check.

 

About Us

We are a progressive UK Top 100 law firm known for our commercial, private client, clinical negligence and personal injury work. We were the winner of the Managing Partners’ Forum ‘Best Managed Firm’ award for 2019.

 

Our firm has 520 people with offices in Bath, Oxford, London, Swindon and Marlborough. 

 

At Royds Withy King, people come first. Our brand is built around being ‘Ahead of the Curve’. By this we mean always trying to put ourselves in our clients’ shoes, looking ahead to the future, anticipating their needs and coming up with solutions.

 

We also pride ourselves on providing a brilliant place to work. We recognise that investing in our people and their career is the only way we can succeed in achieving what is best for our clients. Our friendly, accessible and supportive culture is incredibly important to us and we are continually looking at new ways to nurture and enhance it. Our people tell us that this is a firm with a flat structure, where everyone has a voice and everyone’s opinions matter.

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