Vulnerable Client Lawyer

Vulnerable Client Lawyer

Legal vacancy

Canterbury office

Based at our Canterbury office with flexibility to work from home

We are seeking a Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive to join our Vulnerable Client team based in our city centre Canterbury office.

Profile:

Working within a highly respected and established Vulnerable Client team. This role consists of dealing with a varied caseload of Vulnerable Client matters such as Court Protection work, Care funding work including NHS Continuing healthcare claims, wills for vulnerable clients including Advance Directives, and advising on and preparing and registering powers of attorney. This position would suit a solicitor or chartered legal executive with existing Court of Protection and or care fee funding experience or a Private Client Solicitor/Chartered Legal Executive who is looking to build upon their existing skill set.

Duties:

The successful Lawyer will undertake a variety of duties including Court Protection work at all levels, advising clients on the rules regarding care fee funding and how they apply to them, the preparation of wills of varying degrees of complexity including Advance Directives and advising on Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Specific training will be provided to the right candidate to fill any gaps in their knowledge

Previous Experience:

  • Experience of the main areas of law noted above
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • High quality educational and technical background
  • Self-motivated, self-confident and able to work with minimum supervision
  • Able to relate to clients at all levels and demonstrate excellent levels of client care
  • Good team player with collegial and collaborative approach
  • Able to forge and develop business relationships with an enthusiasm for networking and business development
  • Commercial acumen and appreciation of financial fundamentals
  • Genuine desire to be involved in the future growth plans for the firm

Personal Attributes:

  • ¬†Strong academic record
  • Confident
  • Excellent people/communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Computer literate

You will have excellent interpersonal skills, enjoy working as part of a team, organised with the ability to prioritise your workload.

Please email your CV with a covering letter setting out your reasons for applying using the link below to our on-line application form.