Job Title: Court of Protection Solicitor - Property & Affairs
Location: Manchester / Hybrid
Salary: Up to £48,000 (DOE/PQE), plus an on target bonus
Benefits: 27 days holiday plus bank holidays, the option to buy and sell holidays, hybrid working, a flexible working environment, company pension, sick pay, life assurance, employee assist program and many more
We are currently recruiting for a Court of Protection Solicitor / Legal Executive to join our team in Manchester. This role requires experience of applying for and managing deputyships, personal injury and wills trusts and advising a trust corporation and lay clients.
This role is on a hybrid working arrangement with a mix of work from home and in the Manchester office depending on what it is right for you and your clients.
What experience are we looking for?
- A knowledge of Court of Protection property & affairs work including managing files prior to the settlement of personal injury litigation.
- Experience of statutory will and other relevant Court of Protection applications including drafting applications and all supporting documents.
- Experience of advising on LPA.
- An understanding of funding streams for packages of care including continuing health care and local authority funding.
- Knowledge of relevant personal taxes, benefits and other matters connected to personal finances.
- Experience of PI trust set up and management desirable
So why should you be interested in joining Simpson Millar? Working within Simpson Millar offers you the chance to work in a welcoming friendly environment, a fun, vibrant atmosphere, with teams of highly rated people who enjoy working together to make a difference to their clients.
Our specialist Property & Affairs COP team actually falls within our renowned Public Law team, so you’ll be working alongside Chambers and Legal 500 listed experts in their field.
At Simpson Millar our Culture is key for us, it drives us and makes us who we are. We’re lawyers who exist to help people with their legal needs today and to improve the way the law works for people in the future. We provide trusted expert legal advice, quickly and clearly, every time.
There is change going on within the legal industry and in our firm too, so we need people who are adaptable to this, who embrace change and see the opportunity. The future of our business is one that is technology and data driven, so we need people who have the mindset and technological expertise to grow with us. But most of all we need team players who will be willing to work with others, but are accountable for their own work, and who want to achieve great results for both our firm and especially our clients.
So, if you’re looking for a role where you will learn a lot and have the opportunity to progress in a specialised and rewarding area of law, then apply below!
Diversity and Inclusion: At Simpson Millar we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your previous experience doesn’t align perfectly with every element in the advert, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or for other roles in our firm.