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Court of Protection Paralegal

  • Specialisation: N/A
  • Location: Newcastle Office

We are currently recruiting for a Court of Protection Paralegal to work within our Newcastle based Family Team.

The person will report to our Family Team Partners and be able to get involved in a variety of work including:

  •   Communicating by email and telephone with clients about expenditure required
  •   Assessing requests from clients and reporting to and advising the Deputy on expenditure requested
  •   Communicating by email and telephone with third parties about buying items and payment arrangements
  •   Completing order forms and VAT exemption certificates
  •   Paying for items/services bought
  •   Recording expenditure and income onto a spreadsheet
  •   Reconciling spreadsheet with bank statements
  •   Completing and submitting Office of the Public Guardian Annual report
  •   Responding to enquires from Office of the Public Guardian about the Annual report
  •   Collating documentation about the client’s income and instructing accountant to prepare a tax return
  •   Creating an electronic file of annual correspondence, sending to cost draftsman for a bill to be created, checking bill, submitting to the court for assessment, completing bill summary following assessment
  •   Completing court application forms

The following skills and experience are relevant:

  •   The candidate needs to be:-
  •   Good communicator
  •   Organised / good attention to detail
  •   Enjoy working with figures
  •   Experienced in working in the Court of Protection/Office of the Public Guardian field preferred but not essential

Salary will be dependent on experience. If you would like to apply, please download and complete the standard application form using the link below and send to ruth.fell@hay-kilner.co.uk.