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Solicitor/Legal Executive – Court of Protection

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Want to do things differently and make a real difference by helping those affected by injury every day? Then CFG is just the place for you.

We are currently recruiting NQ – 1yr PQE Serious Injury Solicitors/Legal Executives in Court of Protection to join our growing firm, working flexibly from home and our locally serviced offices, who would work closely with the Partner and Head of Department in building and developing the Court of Protection and Private Client Team. Their primary role would be to handle the management of Property and Affairs Deputyships, working with brain injured and vulnerable clients, Trust management, assisting with tax affairs and accounts, drafting Personal Injury Trusts, Statutory Wills, and other associated applications to the Court of Protection.

We do things differently at CFG. We put outcomes before profit. We don’t take unnecessary deductions like shortfall from settlements because we believe that those affected by injury should keep their damages.

We are one of the few law firms who are Trusted Legal Partners of the Spinal Injuries Association in more than one region. We work with our partners and aim to lead change in the sector and beyond to improve the lives of people living with serious and catastrophic injury.

We pride ourselves on investing in our colleagues, demonstrated through our Investors In People Gold Standard accreditation. We’re also recognised by Best Companies as one of the best law firms in the country to work for, we have a flexible hybrid working policy, a genuine team-working culture and are committed to helping colleagues develop their careers.

Key responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Partner on Deputyships focused on providing litigation support, with the potential to manage an independent caseload as the number of cases increase, some of which might include contentious Deputyship work
  • Provide comprehensive legal advice and representation to clients and family members, within the context of the Mental Capacity Act and other relevant legislation, supported by the Partner
  • Attend clients at hospitals, in their home and care/nursing homes
  • Make regular payments to clients and keep accurate schedules of these payments.  Also forecast forward spending and creation of budgets
  • Day-to-day contact with clients and their individual lifestyle requirements
  • Delegate tasks, supervise work and provide constructive feedback where appropriate to paralegals and trainees
  • Consider all aspects of the case management system and initiate and suggest improvements to current procedures
  • Provide excellent service to clients at all times in line with CFS and core values

Skills

  • Good working knowledge and experience of Court of Protection
  • Claimant experience 
  • Experience of using a case management system
  • Flexibility to work across CFG offices and travel within the UK as required
  • Ability to work within limits of own competence and seek guidance and support where needed
  • Ability to apply understanding, critical thinking and analysis to solve problems

Qualifications

  • Qualified Solicitor status or equivalent
  • Full driving licence and own car
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Location: Cheadle

Employment: Permanent

Salary: £30 - £36k DOE

Why join us?

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Career progression

We support your career ambitions and develop your skills and expertise.

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Hybrid working

Colleagues have the autonomy and flexibility to work in a way that’s best for them and the business from both home and office.

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Low caseloads

Our caseloads are kept smaller than a lot of other firms, meaning we focus more time and energy on each client, without compromising on our service.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary & profit share
  • Min. 25 days holiday
  • Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Inclusive family friendly policies
  • Recognition schemes

Our Partnerships

CBIT Strategic Partner Headway Directory MTPS Approved Legal Partner SIA Trusted Partnered Apil

Career opportunities

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