Court of Protection Paralegal

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Court of Protection Paralegal

Location: Crawley
Department: Private Client
Start Date: ASAP

 

About the team:

Our Tax, Trusts and Probate team has established a strong reputation as one of the leaders in the South East for providing responsive, practical advice to individuals.

 

With a great depth of knowledge and experience between them, our specialists will ensure that you receive the very best advice. We strive to provide an excellent service to all of our clients, combining outstanding technical skill with a uniquely personal and down to earth approach.

 

Specifically a role within our expanding Vulnerable People Team handling the day to day management of the financial and other general affairs of  individuals under Court of Protection deputyship orders and Powers of Attorney.

 

About the role:

The main purpose of this role is to; Liaise with clients and third parties by telephone and in person in relation to all day to day aspects of managing the affairs of vulnerable people; Paying invoices; Monitoring and reviewing care arrangements; Monitoring and reviewing clients’ financial matters; Dealing with the assessment of costs on Court of Protection matters; Preparing applications to the Court of Protection; Preparing annual attorney/deputyship accounts.  Client visits and limited drafting of legal documents will be required.

 

Day to day tasks will include, but not limited to:

  • Managing a busy caseload, under supervision of an Associate Solicitor, solicitor and partner as required, dealing with a wide range of general management files and supporting role on Court application files to include – principally Court of Protection and Power of Attorney general financial management files (paying bills, reviewing accounts, ensuring deadlines are met, liaising with general non-technical carer and client enquiries), completion of Court of Protection accounts, and general administration of the files and costs assessments, under supervision.
  • Acting for a wide range of individuals
  • Client and wider liaison, both over the telephone and in person, providing progress updates and managing the financial affairs of the file
  • Limited participation in marketing initiatives and precedent development
  • Meeting financial targets of 1000 chargeable hours per annum

Do you have?

  • Relevant work experience in a legal environment (not necessarily private practice – Charitable or Public Sector)
  • Experience in dealing with Vulnerable Clients
  • Commercial awareness
  • Solid IT skills with a good working knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Good numeracy skills in order to deal accurately with accounts
  • Experience of working a case management system would also be desirable
  • A genuine interest in Private Client work with the desire to learn and develop your skills and expertise
  • Client focus; the ability to build and sustain relationships
  • A good eye for detail, presentation and overall high work standards
  • Good time management skills and the ability to organise and handle a busy caseload with demanding clients
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team not only in Vulnerable Persons but with internal teams across the business
  • A clean driving licence and willingness to travel to the Maidstone office and to attend client meetings out of the office

IMPORTANT – please note that due to the nature of this role, asb law will conduct a DBS check on the successful candidate. We will discuss this security check with you at interview stage.

 

If you do have the above and you would like to share in our purpose and can strengthen the services we offer, we would really like to hear from you!  To apply contact the In-House Recruitment Team either in writing to the address below or by email to Recruitment@asb-law.com

 

asb law LLP is an equal opportunities employer

 

asb law LLP, Origin Two, 106 High Street, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 1BF

T: +44 (0)1293 861218 F: +44 (0)1293 861250