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Court of Protection Lawyer 2-4 PQE

Our client is looking for an exceptional lawyer to joint heir busy and friendly team. This is a full time post and the ideal candidate will have 2-4 years PQE experience. Part time hours will be considered for the right candidate.

A Legal 500 and Chambers ranked private client team that covers the full range of private client matters, including Wills, Inheritance tax planning, Trusts, Probate, Powers of Attorney and Elderly client matters.

They are looking for someone with particular experience in Court of Protection matters as this is a growing area for the team.

You must have a passion for this area of law as you will be taking over an established client base whilst developing your skills.

The role:

  • Solely responsible for a Court of Protection (non contentious) caseload including deputyship applications, on-going cases and capacity related matters
  • Make applications for statutory wills, gifts, changing deputies or applications concerning powers of attorney
  • Assist the team by handling your own diverse caseload of more general private client matters, liaise with and assist senior lawyers as and when appropriate
  • Deliver legal services of outstanding quality that are focused on the client's needs and meet turn around deadlines
  • See clients unsupervised, advising and drafting documents
  • Attend meetings with clients to oversee execution of documents
  • Undertake any other duties as required by senior lawyers/team leader

Experience required:

  • Private client and Court of Protection experience is essential
  • Full STEP membership or willingness to undertake study to achieve this would be an advantage
  • Membership t the Solicitors for the Elderly would be an advantage
  • Excellent IT, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Highly organised with the ability to work to deadlines to prioritise objectives

To apply for this role please contact Simon Scott at Clayton Legal on 0113 3979 929 or email s.scott@clayton-legal.co.uk or follow the APPLY NOW to apply directly.

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