Barcan+Kirby is well known in the Bristol legal market both as a provider of excellent legal services for individuals and business clients, but also as a progressive firm with an excellent reputation as an employer. Barcan+Kirby prides itself on promoting the work/life balance of employees, and both the firm and the team are fully supportive of flexible working arrangements.
The Court of Protection (CoP) team deals with mental capacity law and covers the whole range of work dealt with by the Court. This includes applications for deputyship, administration of professional deputyships, statutory Wills and gifting, property and affairs deputyship advice, and advice and representation of deputies and attorneys subject to investigations/court applications.
It also includes advice and representation on welfare cases in the Court of Protection, including Deprivation of Liberty, residence, care and medical treatment decisions, Lasting Powers of Attorney, and legal advice under the department’s legal aid contract.
The team is small and headed up by a Partner who is a member of the Law Society Mental Capacity Panel. There is Paralegal support.
The lawyer appointed will have their own caseload of Court of Protection cases whilst assisting the Partner with the administration of professional deputyships. The CoP team forms part of the Private Client department and the two teams work closely together.
The key purpose of the role will be:
- To advise and assist clients in relation to the full range of issues dealt with in the Court of Protection, and to manage a caseload of such matters.
- To complete the necessary reports to the Office of the Public Guardian concerning deputyships.
- To coordinate billing within the department.
- To use the firm’s case management system (SOS Connect) to progress matters and to record time.
The position will suit a solicitor with post-qualifying experience or FCILEx with experience and interest in Court of Protection work and LPAs. You will need experience of working with the elderly, and clients with brain injuries and learning difficulties.
Call Helen on 0117 325 2929 or email Recruitment@barcankirby.co.uk for a confidential initial discussion. Alternatively, click here for full details and to apply.