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VACANCY - Paralegal in Trust & Court of Protection Team

Job Title: Paralegal - Trust & Court of Protection

Office: Sheffield

Department: Trust & Court of Protection

Reports To: Legal Director

Closing Date: 21st January 2022

Job Summary:

We are recruiting for a Paralegal to work in our Trust and Court of Protection Team based in our Sheffield office.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for their own caseload comprising of Trusts and Court of Protection/Deputyship matters, dealing with clients, providing advice, considering our clients best interests and undertaking day to day tasks in that regard.

Key Responsibilities - within your Team

  • Responsible for managing own caseload of Trusts, Deputyships and attorney matters
  • Providing advice and frequent contact with the client/their family and maintaining long-term relationships
  • Managing client's assets, income and expenditure including property, investments and cash
  • Liaising and developing relationships with clients, their families, other professionals, colleagues within the firm and others, seeking appropriate guidance on complex issues from senior colleagues
  • Making payments to, for or on behalf of, clients, monitoring budgets, liaising with financial advisors
  • Preparing for, and following up from, meetings with clients, their families and other professionals
  • Discussing investment recommendations with clients, Trustees, Deputies and other professionals, as necessary

General Responsibilities – within your Team

  • Reviewing files regularly to maintain a high standard of care and support to clients
  • Maintaining computerised/software Trust and Court of Protection records
  • Preparing bills, considering cost estimates, liaising with clients in relation to ongoing costs
  • Keeping abreast of changes in legislation, Court of Protection procedures and Office of Public Guardian guidance relating to Deputy Standards for Professional Deputies and all other regulatory aspects by attending training provided

Please note: The responsibilities identified in this job description are not meant to be
exclusive or exhaustive, the firm reserves the right to amend the job description giving
one months notice of any change. You may be required on occasion to work from any
of the firm's offices, reasonable notice will be given for such a request.

Job Experience:

  • Working in a law firm and fee-earning experience including managing a busy caseload
  • Experience relating to either personal injury/clinical negligence litigation or Trusts/Court of Protection is essential.

Personal Specifications:

  • Enthusiasm for learning
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Resilience and adaptability
  • A caring and empathetic nature
  • Evaluation skills
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member and equally well autonomously
  • Attention to detail and a proactive approach
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines

Job Contact:

For more information about this role or to apply please send a cover letter and CV to

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