COURT OF PROTECTION SOLICITOR, LEGAL EXECUTIVE (FCILEX) OR EXPERIENCED PARALEGAL

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Salary: Competitive

Court of Protection Solicitor, Legal Executive (FCILEx) or Experienced Paralegal Exeter, Devon About Us With offices in Exeter, Teignmouth and Newton Abbot, Tozers Solicitors LLP is seeking a Court of Protection Solicitor join our team on a permanent, full-time basis, working from our Exeter office. With 26 partners and 140 staff across our offices, we offer unrivalled legal services to businesses and individuals, both locally and nationally. The Benefits - Competitive salary, dependant on experience - Pension - Travel loan scheme - Charity and social responsibility scheme - 25 days’ holiday - Extra holiday at Christmas - A focus on training and development This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified legal professional from a court of protection, vulnerable client or similar background to join our law firm and hone their skillset. You will discover a rewarding role where your day-to-day work protects vulnerable children and adults, enabling them to make best-interest decisions and involve them in their affairs. What’s more, we are committed to investing in our people, which is why we’ll support you to reach your full potential with access to great opportunities for professional growth and development! The Role As a Court of Protection Solicitor, you will act for attorneys, deputies, and trustees in managing vulnerable people and children’s affairs. Liaising with the Court of Protection and Office of the Public Guardian, you will ensure clients are as involved in the management of their affairs as possible and appropriate, including visiting them and their families.  To ensure appropriate and affordable support is in place, you will liaise with family members, care homes, private care providers and case managers, amongst others, being proactive in reviewing and reassessing the assistance needed.  Additionally, you will: - Arrange the settlement of clients’ bills - Help clients with budgeting - Work with clients’ financial advisors - Use specialised accounting software to track and control clients’ funds About You To join us as a Court of Protection Solicitor, you will need: - Post-qualification experience in Court of Protection, Vulnerable Client work, or equivalent experience without qualification - Experience of communicating with clients and their families to establish long-term relationships to assist with “best interest” decisions - Experience in the application of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and MCA Code - Experience of preparing standard Court of Protection Applications - Experience preparing and advising on Statutory Will Applications - Experience of assessing capacity to make certain decisions - Experience of advising on the fiduciary duties of attorneys, deputies, and trustees If you do not already hold a STEP qualification, we will support you to undertake the relevant studies to achieve this standard. Other organisations may call this role Solicitor, Qualified Solicitor, Legal Executive (FCILEx), Paralegal, or Experienced Paralegal. Webrecruit and Tozers Solicitors LLP are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be. So, if you’re ready to begin your career as a Court of Protection Solicitor, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency

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