Probate Solicitor

Job ID: JR62PS18424

Salary: £40000-£50000 per year

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Job Description:

Managing and administering all Court of Protection and Mental Capacity Act matters received by referral from fee earners in all offices of the Department to include Deputy appointments where appropriate;
Developing a close working relationship with, in particular, the Firm’s PI, Medical Negligence and Regulatory Departments to extract leads internally;
Assisting Department fee earners to ensure all current attorney and deputyship files are compliant and working to best practice including cost recovery guidance;
Dealing with the Department’s specialist CoP applications and MCA matters including for Deputyships/Trusts Statutory Wills, gifts, DoLS and finance/welfare abuse and safeguarding;
Undertaking any advocacy required by the Department with the CoP and working alongside Dispute Resolution on contentious matters – taking the lead where appropriate;
Supporting the Head of Department/Partners with internal CoP training and in developing relationships with specialist costs draftsman for Deputy appointment/Court matters;
To build and develop the Firm’s specialist CoP and MCA offering; to include tendering for Deputyship appointment/management work, supervising and training more junior colleagues, building relationships with referrers; IFA’s, Accountants, Nursing Homes, social workers, Local Authorities and healthcare/disability support groups and charities;
To apply for the Firm’s panel Deputy appointment as and when the application process is opened;
To consider training and appointment as a CoP representative.

Key Duties:

  • Conduct all matters in the client’s best interest and in accordance with the highest professional standards at all times;
  • Maintain files in a neat and orderly manner;
  • Maintain accurate time recording on client matters and non-matter activities on a daily basis;
  • Regularly update clients as to the current progress of their case and costs;
  • Deal with routine and difficult enquiries from telephone callers and clients effectively and efficiently and ensure that any client complaints are dealt with both professionally and promptly to the complete satisfaction of the client;
  • Achieve financial targets agreed with the Department Head or Branch Partner;
  • Ensure compliance with Law Society Training Regulations;
  • Participate in and contribute to business development and networking activities, taking a proactive approach to building and maintaining relationships with clients and other contacts and key referrers of work to the Firm.

Benefits:

  • Competitive holiday entitlement

  • Self-Invested Personal Pension

  • Life assurance

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Health & wellbeing initiatives

  • Agile working opportunities

  • Discounted legal fees

  • Referral incentives

  • Car parking

To Apply For This Role:

Email your CV and cover letter to admin@jamesrayrec.com