Job Advert: Bison Solicitors

COP Solicitor

The Firm

Bison Solicitors is a well-established practice with offices in Aldershot, Manchester, St Albans and Bristol. We have a Court of Protection team with a wide range of expertise and experience, whose solicitors are completely committed to upholding the human rights and civil liberties of their clients and delivering outstanding client care. Bison Solicitors only ever act for individuals and families and never for health authorities or other organisations. They offer a modern, friendly and non-traditional culture.

Positions Available

We are recruiting for a court of protection fee earner to join our branches in Aldershot, Manchester, St Albans and Bristol. 4 positions available for immediate start.

The Candidate

This is an excellent opportunity for a solicitor, legal assistant, chartered legal executive with proven past experience in dealing with COP welfare cases. The ideal candidate will be able to use their knowledge and experience to represent protected parties and their family members in complex health and welfare proceedings before the Court of Protection, including challenging Deprivation of Liberty authorisations, making or responding to applications for personal welfare orders and making applications for deputyships.

Knowledge of Legal Aid Work is essential.

Essential skills:

  • The ability to manage a diverse caseload with minimal supervision to a high level of quality.
  • Work well under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • The ability to be a team player and to work independently.
  • ALR status would be helpful, but is not essential.

Salary is dependent upon level of experience.

To apply for this job please email a cover letter and CV to Helen Bayes:

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