Information for candidates applying for the Property and Affairs Lawyer vacancy
|Job title||Court of Protection: Property and Affairs Lawyer|
|Salary||£53,589 to £72,081|
|Application deadline||Midday on Wednesday 21 September 2016|
The Official Solicitor acts for some of the most vulnerable members of society and is often at the forefront of legal developments affecting the vulnerable.
A vacancy has arisen in the Official Solicitor’s Court of Protection: Property and Affairs team. The Official Solicitor acts as both litigation friend and solicitor, in proceedings relating to their property and affairs in the Court of Protection for persons lacking capacity. The post holder will be responsible for all aspects of the management of a personal case load and for the conduct of those cases on behalf of the client in the Court of Protection. In all cases the aim is to achieve the best possible result in the best interests of the person represented.
The team advises the Official Solicitor and others in the office in relation to this specialist area. As well as being responsible for a fast moving and substantial caseload, the team also provides assistance to the judiciary and responds to enquiries from solicitors, barristers, other professionals and members of the public.