Court of Protection Solicitor

England, North Yorkshire, Harrogate
£30000 - £45000 per annum
15 Feb 2018
15 Mar 2018
66004 pt
Emma Chisholm
Sector/Practice Area
Private Client, Wills & Probate
Vacancy Type
Part time

Court of Protection / Private Client lawyer Harrogate

Our client is one of the best known in North Yorkshire and they are expanding

They are looking for an exceptional lawyer to join the busy and friendly team. This is a full-time post,
preferably for someone with 2 - 4 years PQE. However, they would consider a part-time post for the
right candidate.
Their Legal 500 and Chambers ranked private client team 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 and interest 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 they have a fabulous client base and this is a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills. The
team is well regarded and the successful candidate would be expected to contribute to business
development and be pro-active in participating in marketing initiatives.
Principal responsibilities:
? Be responsible primarily for a Court of Protection caseload including deputyship applications,
running ongoing cases where lawyers in the firm are Deputies, advising clients on capacity
related matters, making applications to the Court of Protection for statutory Wills, gifts,
changing Deputies, or applications concerning powers of attorney. Contentious Court of
Protection matters are dealt with separately in our Dispute Resolution team
? You will also assist the team by handling your own diverse case-load of more general private
client matters, liaising with and assisting more senior lawyers as appropriate;
? Deliver legal services of outstanding quality that are focused on the client's needs with a quick
and accurate turnaround of legal documents;
? See clients unsupervised (after initial training) and advising them and drafting relevant
? Attend meetings with clients to oversee execution of documents;
? Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by senior lawyers/team leader.
Person Specification:
Knowledge and experience
? Previous Court of Protection and private client experience is essential;
? High level of IT skills are essential as the candidate will be expected to produce some of their
own documents and use a case management system;
? Full STEP membership, or willingness to undertake study to achieve this, would be an
? Full membership of Solicitors for the Elderly, or willingness to undertake study to achieve this,
would be an advantage;
? You will be working to benchmarked service levels.
Skills and qualities
? Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
? Demonstrate care and empathy towards clients;
? Organised and methodical;
? Team player, with willingness to assist senior lawyers to help deliver a joint outcome;
? Highly organised with the ability to work to deadlines and to prioritise conflicting objectives;
? Able to deal appropriately with confidential information;
? Computer literate, with good research skills;
? Accurate, with good attention to detail;
? Good numerical skills.
Company Description

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Please note our advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfill this kind of work.

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