Court of Protection Paralegal

Location
England, Greater Manchester, Manchester
Salary
£17000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted
23 Feb 2021
Closes
23 Mar 2021
Ref
TS/893822
Contact
Tony Seymour
Job Title
Paralegal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Court of Protection Paralegal - Manchester - £17,000 - £25,000

Court of Protection - Paralegal - Manchester

Paralegal - Court of Protection - This top 100 law firm is looking for a paralegal, ideally with some experience of court of protection work, to join its Manchester team.

At a glance

  • Job title: Paralegal
  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £17,000 - £25,000
  • Reports to: Partner - Head of department
  • Previous Experience: Previous of experience of supporting fee earners in progressing cases through the Court of protection and drafting relevant documentation would be beneficial.

Court of Protection

The Court of Protection team undertakes highly sensitive work on behalf of families and carers who are often facing into numerous challenges concerning individual who are unable to make decisions for themselves. The department advises on numerous matters such as:

  • Deputyship applications
  • Budgeting for the needs of vulnerable individuals who require care
  • Welfare benefits claims
  • Investment of funds
  • Buying and adapting property
  • Local authority issues
  • Making a will
  • Deputy and attorney disputes

The team often liaises with various bodies including local authorities, professional advisers, social services and other government bodies to ensure clients receive all the care and support they need.

The Ideal Candidate

Some experience of Court of Protection work would be advantageous even if it is a cursory understanding of the law and procedures which surround the Court.

Attention to detail is key, as is the ability to liaise and work with all manner of professionals and advisers as well as the clients and families themselves. This is a highly technical area of law, but also very rewarding.

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