full time qualified lawyer, Expert Witness Team

 

Vacancy – full time qualified lawyer, Expert Witness Team

Hugh Jones Solicitors is a leading specialist Court of Protection and Private Client firm, winner of a number of awards, which has undergone significant growth over the last year:

‘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

June 2021 – winner, Medium law firm of the year, Manchester Legal Awards

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

The role

The Expert witness team is headed by Director Rebecca Brown, under Chairman Hugh Jones, who is an OPG panel deputy. The team currently has 3 Experts who are regularly instructed by a wide range of externally referring firms of solicitors.

The team has 2 dedicated  support team members who coordinate the work of the Expert Witness team and liaise with instructing solicitors to arrange joint meetings and conferences.

In addition to Rebecca Brown, the team also has 2 other solicitors working in the team, one of whom also undertakes Expert Witness work alongside a smaller caseload of financial and property affairs files.

The successful candidate would join a highly experienced and professional team. They would be providing support to our Experts so would need to be proactive in their approach to their work and time management.

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 after lockdown.

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 Senior HR Managers, Lucy Law and Anna Tonkinson by email on SeniorHr managers@hughjonessolicitors.co.uk