Full time Court of Protection solicitor - January 2021

Hugh Jones Solicitors is a leading specialist Court of Protection and Private Client firm, winner of a number of awards:

‘The visitor found a level of commitment and professionalism greater than he has observed in any of the other professional Deputy firms which he has visited.…….  He described the firm as a learning organization and a model for others.

Office of the Public Guardian  report 11.12.2019

As a boutique firm 95% of our work is for vulnerable clients and their families. 

The role - 2 year + PQE solicitor

The Court of Protection team is headed by Director Elizabeth Hughes, under Chairman Hugh Jones, who is an OPG panel deputy.

The successful candidate will be part of a team of qualified lawyers and Case Workers ((paralegal grade D fee earners) managing Finance and Property deputyship files. Our clients include those who have lost capacity following a birth injury or accident and have received damages following a PI or clinical Negligence claim and clients living with dementia and other illnesses. We undertake a significant amount of contested, high-value Court of protection work including cases with jurisdictional issues and financial abuse investigation work.

Work will include daily contact with clients, their families and carers, case management and support teams; you will give advice on a wide range of practical and legal issues and undertake applications to the Court.

The successful candidate will have experience of a significant proportion of the following:

Working practices and Covid-19

Since March 2020, 90% of our employees have been working successfully from home and our business has continued to do well throughout this period, with increasing work volumes.

We have reorganised our office to provide socially distanced and safe working environment and are evolving to a position where most team members will work from home most of the time but come to the office as needed and we expect this to be our long term working practice.

Meetings are held over Microsoft teams and we are a running a full service for our clients.

Salary and benefits

 Salary range: Commensurate with experience and dependent upon qualifications

 Start date:      As soon as available.

Applications to Managing Director Rachel Dobson by email on rachel.dobson@hughjonessolicitors.co.uk