8 months ago
Job Title: Solicitor/Paralegal/Legal Assistant
Department: Private Client Department (Community Care Team)
Position: Full or Part-Time
Experience: Experience required
Location: Newton Abbot
WBW Solicitors is one of the largest legal practices in the South West, with offices
based in Newton Abbot, Exeter, Torquay, Paignton, Bovey Tracey and
Launceston. With clearly defined divisions catering for business and private
clients, our teams are able to offer the very best legal advice through a full range
of legal services to individuals and businesses, across a wide range of areas and
Due to an increase in demand, our well-established Community Care Team are
looking for a bright and motivated additional team member whose role would be:
1. To provide a high quality, effective, legal service for WBW Solicitors as a
member of the Community Care Team in the Private Client Department. To
provide an efficient, effective and complete legal service ensuring client
satisfaction at all times, seeking support and advice from other members of
the team whenever necessary.
2. To promote and develop the Community Care Team.
3. To promote and develop the firm whilst maintaining the high reputation of the
To provide an efficient, effective and complete legal service ensuring client
satisfaction at all times, seeking support and advice from other members of the
team whenever necessary.
Skill and Knowledge
To be able to advise in relation to the following:
a. NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding (to include attending assessments,
appealing decisions at Local Resolution and at NHS England level as well as
being able to deal with Retrospective Reviews for previous unassessed periods
b. Financial Assessments
c. Care Home Contracts
d. Deprivation of Assets
e. Hospital Discharge, Intermediate Packages of Care and Packages of
f. Best Interest Meetings and to deal with Safeguarding matters.
The successful candidate will be aware of current issues and updates and will be
able to manage a full case-load with minimal assistance.
To make sure that quality standards are understood and adhered to at all times.
To promote a high quality of service and to maintain file administration, carry out
reviews as directed and comply with the firm’s quality standards policies and
procedures outlined in the firm’s Practice Manual. To adhere to the firm’s
Equality and Diversity Policy at all times.
To achieve any billing, time and fee earning targets set; to co-operate with the
firm’s credit control arrangements; to manage time effectively and ensure billing
is carried out regularly. Ensure recommendations and cross-referrals occur to
other departments and personnel within the firm.
The successful applicant must be able to work effectively within a team. The
Community Care Team work closely and a strong team ethos is essential. Task
assignment amongst the team is constant to ensure the matter is undertaken in
the most cost-effective manner possible.
To possess the willingness to promote the firm and develop personal connections;
to market the services of the department internally to the rest of the firm and
WBW’s services as a whole externally. Experience in marketing and practice
development would be welcomed.
The successful candidate must be professional, organised, competent,
enthusiastic and ambitious. To work with other fee earners and seek advice and
assistance whenever needed to develop knowledge and skills, and to improve
ability. Ensure that all courses booked are attended including any management
courses provided to develop personal skills.
Need to have access to a motor vehicle for work use and be insured for work
purposes. The Community Care Team is based within our Newton Abbot office
and the successful candidate will primarily work from here. However, we also
have offices in Torquay, Bovey Tracey, Exeter, Paignton and Launceston and the
successful candidate must be able to travel to these offices independently as and
Contact Details: If you would like further information or would be interested in applying for this
vacancy please contact Julie Bond, HR Manager at WBW Solicitors on