COURT OF PROTECTION ASSISTANT

Full-time
Description

You will be assisting an Associate in our Court of Protection Department where a Deputy has been appointed to manage a person’s property and financial affairs on their behalf as they sadly no longer have the mental capacity to deal with their own financial affairs. Your day will be varied with no two days being the same.

This role requires proactive thinking and includes but is not limited to the following:

Assisting with administration
Filing of incoming and outgoing post and correspondence
Updating the case management system
Liaising with clients, family members, close friends, neighbours, care homes, professionals etc
Typing up file notes and attendance notes
Taking messages
Updating clients on cases
Expenses
Cheque and payment requisitions
Production of letters and documents
Opening files and archiving
Diary management
Scanning, photocopying
Attending meetings with fee earner and taking minutes – will occasionally need to attend meetings alone
Time recording to ensure profitable working
Ideal candidate

Empathetic, personable, calm and caring nature
Excellent client care and communication skills to work effectively with all types of people
Well-organised, able to prioritise workloads and have a very good eye for attention to detail
Good IT skills – Word, Excel & Outlook (experience with SOS (case management system) is an advantage)
Ideally, some previous background in Court of Protection although someone with a general private client background, previously worked in a law firm or are currently working in a law firm or with an understanding of capacity-related issues would be considered
Passionate about helping people
Committed team player. Self-motivated and professional
A DBS check will be required for this role.