Court of Protection Legal Assistant

Location
Kent
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
11 Oct 2016
Closes
10 Nov 2016
Ref
BB2701
Contact
Rebecca Barry
Job Type
Paralegal
Practice Area
Private Client
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

Court of Protection Legal Assistant, Kent, 12 Months + Experience - An outstanding opportunity to join one of the largest specialist Court of Protection teams in the country.

JOB TITLE: Court of Protection Legal Assistant - Kent

PQE REQUIRED: 12 Months + Experience

LOCATION: Kent (Commutable from, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Maidstone)

SALARY: £Competitive Salary

THE ROLE:

You will be responsible in providing support to the Court of Protection team in, Financial and accounting management of deputyship cases, preparation of annual deputyship accounts/reports, preparation of files for annual billing and liaising with costs draftsman, monitoring, managing and claiming welfare benefits and drafting and registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney. Knowledge of the processes and procedures associated with Court of Protection work, including the Mental Capacity Act, Code of Practice, Court of Protection Rules and Practice Directions is essential.

THE CANDIDATE:

Applications are sought from Legal Assistants with a minimum of 12 Months court of protection experience. The successful Court of Protection Legal Assistant will have a real interest in legal matters and understanding of the need for confidentiality. You will also have good interpersonal and client relationship skills with the ability to manage and deliver client and practice expectations. With the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines, planning time and priorities, you will also have a caring and understanding attitude.

THE FIRM:

The firm have one of the largest specialist Court of Protection teams in the country, offering a unique combination of expertise and resources to deal with a range of work from planning ahead to complex care regimes for clients in their own home. Their clients include children with complex care needs, adults with learning disabilities or acquired brain injuries and elderly clients with dementia as well as their relatives and careers. This is an excellent opportunity for a talented Court of Protection Legal Assistant to join a friendly and supportive team.

Contact Details:

If you would like further information or would be interested to apply for this vacancy please contact Rebecca Barry at eNL on 020 7183 8586 or email rebecca.barry@enllegal.co.uk. Or contact us via Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/company/237102

eNL is handling a number of Court of Protection vacancies throughout London and South East. If you are a Court of Protection Legal Assistant looking for a move, call now for a confidential discussion. As part of our candidate care process we aim to respond to all applications within 7 working days. If you have not been contacted within this timescale your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please go to http://www.enllegal.co.uk/candidate-registration.php to register your interest for similar positions. Please note our advertisements use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide.

In addition, if you know any Court of Protection Legal Assistants who may be interested, remember we do offer up to £500 referral fee bonus (Terms and Conditions apply).