Permanent

Court of Protection Solicitor

Posted 1 month ago
Ashford
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Job Description

Court of Protection Solicitor

Salary/Rate

£40,000 – £55,000/annum Bonus & Excellent Bens

Location

Ashford, Kent

Description

Are you an experienced Court of Protection solicitor?

Are you looking for a similar opportunity in Kent?

Main responsibilities:-

The management and running of the Court of Protection Team, including the development of processes and the creation of manuals. The day-to-day management of client affairs through Deputyship appointments and Lasting Powers of Attorney, including client visits as required by the Office of the Public Guardian.

 Duties:

To apply the principles of the MCA 2005 when dealing with clients and their affairs

To ensure client files are compliant with the Deputy Standards

To ensure that client files are maintained in accordance with Companies policies and practices

To ensure that all decisions/actions taken on behalf of a client are fully recorded.

To liaise with financial Institutions as required

To liaise with medical and care professionals as required

To liaise with Social Services as required

To ensure that the correct funding streams for care are in place either on a self funding basis or via social services

To ensure that clients income is maximised through investment and claiming benefits

To prepare the Annual Return for the OPG for the Deputy

To reconcile client finances and bank statements on a monthly basis

To prepare the applications to the Court of Protection for new clients

To assist with the applications for LPA’s where the company are to be Attorney(s) and liaising with capacity assessor

To maintain the LPA register

To schedule and undertake client visits

To ensure that clients are billed annually for services as well as communicating with the costs draftsman for assessed costs as required. Make contact immediately to discuss working patterns, benefits and your requirements