Last updated: Tuesday 30 June, 2020
Community Care and Court of Protection Solicitor (3PQE plus)
About the Job
We are recruiting for a solicitor (3PQE plus) to join our combined Community Care and Court of Protection team.
GT Stewart Solicitors and Advocates is a Legal 500 and Chambers UK recommended firm.
The successful candidate will be experienced in either Community Care or Court of Protection and be willing to develop their knowledge to enable them to undertake both types of work.
If experienced in Community Care the candidate should demonstrate experience in representing vulnerable clients, carers and children when challenging local authority decisions, together with good knowledge of the Care Act.
If experienced in Court of Protection the candidate should be able to demonstrate experience in representing clients in cases concerning health and welfare. They will be able to advise clients regarding challenges to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) authorisations. They will also be familiar with advising clients regarding capacity, best interests and bringing proceedings to the Court of Protection when appropriate.
Applications from Accredited Legal Representatives in Mental Capacity (Welfare) would be welcomed.
The successful candidate will be experienced in working within legal aid funding and knowledgeable regarding the legal aid provision for Community Care and/or Court of Protection work.
The role is based in our City of London office which is a short walk from Blackfriars or St Paul’s underground stations. The role will sometimes involve travel out of the office to visit clients within and outside of London.
This position is permanent and on a full-time basis with an immediate start.
Salary and benefits will be dependent on experience or potential of the candidate.
Closing date: 31 July 2020