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    14 days ago

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    08 August 2024

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Associate Solicitor - Court of Protection


£30,000 - £34,000

Yolk are working with are seeking to recruit an ambitious and driven Newly Qualified Associate Solicitor to join their Court of Protection team. The successful candidate should be approachable, compassionate and reliable.

All of the Team's clients are vulnerable and most have suffered traumatic brain injuries as the result of catastrophic accidents, but some also have neurologic conditionals caused by disease or illness. Due to this they are unable to manage their own property and other financial affairs, so we help do this for them. The work is very rewarding, challenging and varied - every day, and every client and situation is different. Our service is unlike any other normally offered in a Law Firm. We are looking for someone with a patient and compassionate nature, comfortable with dealing with varying needs. Help us make a difference to the lives of our exceptional clients.

The successful candidate will be an integral part of the team and will be responsible for running their own professional and private caseload, making day to day decisions regarding clients financial needs and playing a part in continuing practice development. The successful candidate should have knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and the OPG Deputy Standards.

The role is extremely varied and will involve such tasks as:

* Preparing applications to the Court of Protection to appoint both professional and lay deputies for new clients

* Supporting senior members of the team with the drafting of more complex applications to the Court of Protection

* Dealing with Personal Injury Trusts and professional Attorneyship matters

* Preparing Statutory Will applications

* Preparing and submitting annual Deputy Reports to the Office of the Public Guardian

* Working alongside litigation solicitors to claim compensation in respect of personal injury/clinical negligence and ensuring that any award is managed as efficiently as possible thereafter

* Working closely with the professional deputies ensuring clients receive all state benefits available to them, preparing and managing monthly budgets and annual forecasts, actioning financial advisors' investment recommendations and advice and assisting with the preparation of annual tax returns

* Dealing with complicated family dynamics and disputes

* Helping to find suitable property for purchase or lease and attending to all aspects of that property, including adaptation, insurance and insurance claims, repairs, paying utility bills etc.

* Liaising with 3rd party professionals such as case managers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists to ensure clients' needs are met

* Supervising and mentoring junior members of the team

* Attending marketing events

· We are looking for employees with a flexible, driven and supportive ethos who have:

* Excellent administration and organisation skills

* An eye for accuracy and attention to detail

* The ability to manage and prioritise a busy and varying workload

* Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish good working relations with colleagues

* The ability to work at a highly professional level

* A commitment to team goals and personal development

* Drive to climb the career ladder

We value diversity and inclusion at and actively encourage and welcome applications from everyone in our communities, and particularly from those that are underrepresented in our current workforce including those with a disability and those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

Please contact Daniel Mason at our head offices for immediate consideration

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