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Solicitor/Legal Executive/Associate – Court of Protection

  • Job
    Full-time
    Senior & Expert Level
  • Legal
  • Bristol

AI generated summary

  • You need at least 5 PQE, STEP accreditation, strong work ethic, passion for Court of Protection, attention to detail, excellent communication skills, client-focused, team player, initiative, problem-solving skills, willingness to learn.
  • You will handle all Court of Protection work, including trustee applications, deputyship administration, estate investigations, and client service, ensuring compliance with data security and firm policies.

Requirements

  • You have at least 5 PQE, ideally with STEP accreditation.
  • A strong work ethic and inter-personal skills to work collaboratively within our team.
  • You are passionate about Court of Protection work.
  • You have great attention to detail and the ability to offer solutions whilst knowing where guidance is needed to provide the most efficient outcome.
  • Extensive experience within private client.
  • You will have excellent communication skills, impeccable spelling and grammar, and be proficient with the usual Microsoft packages, including Excel and PowerPoint. We use a variety of different software packages here and so you need to be comfortable with learning new databases and bespoke IT systems.
  • You want to be part of a vibrant and supportive team.
  • You are interested in growing your knowledge and technical skillset.
  • You can appreciate the importance of client service and are able to demonstrate how you have impressed your clients and built relationships of trust and respect with them.
  • You enjoy working as part of a team or on your own with appropriate supervision.
  • We are looking for someone who can demonstrate initiative and problem-solving skills, with a willingness to learn and develop, which will help you thrive in this role.

Responsibilities

  • In this varied role you will be dealing with all aspects of Court of Protection work including:
  • Making applications to appoint replacement trustees
  • Statutory will, gifting and compromise applications
  • Deputyship Administration
  • Investigating and reinstating the incapacitated person’s estate
  • Addressing international aspects of the incapacitated person’s estate
  • Working with other teams in the firm where the client requires litigation to be undertaken on their behalf
  • Applications for recognition and enforcement
  • You will provide excellent client service, as this is at the heart of everything we do. You will appreciate how important this is for our clients, and will be able to demonstrate how you have impressed your clients and built relationships of trust and respect with them.
  • It is an integral part of this role that you comply with data security and all firm policies and procedures.

FAQs

What qualifications and experience are required for this role?

You will need at least 5 years PQE, ideally with STEP accreditation. Experience in private client work, particularly Court of Protection work, is essential.

What kind of tasks will I be handling in this role?

You will be dealing with all aspects of Court of Protection work, including making applications to appoint replacement trustees, statutory will, gifting and compromise applications, deputyship administration, investigating and reinstating the incapacitated person’s estate, addressing international aspects of the incapacitated person’s estate, and more.

What skills are important for success in this role?

Strong attention to detail, problem-solving abilities, excellent communication skills, and a strong work ethic are crucial for success in this role. You should also be comfortable working as part of a team or independently with appropriate supervision.

What kind of work environment can I expect in this role?

We have a supportive and collaborative work culture that values individual needs and empowers you to work where you do your best work. Flexibility and team engagement are key components of our work environment.

How important is client service in this role?

Client service is at the heart of everything we do. You will need to provide excellent client service, build trust and respect with clients, and demonstrate how you have impressed clients in the past.

A leading law firm with seven offices across the country. We offer expert legal advice on a broad range of services.

Law
Industry
501-1000
Employees
1888
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

Clarke Willmott LLP is a national law firm with over 600 lawyers and support staff (including over 100 partners) working from offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton. The firm was established in the South West in 1888 and we are proud of our strong heritage. We are client-led; a strategic resolve which has resulted in our earning a strong reputation in sectors such as real estate and construction, retail, sport, social housing, agriculture, renewable energy and private client as well as specialist areas such as debt recovery. Working closely with our clients to provide tailored solutions for their particular situation is paramount at Clarke Willmott. We invest time and energy into developing strong client relationships in order to add real value and achieve positive results.