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Court of Protection Paralegal

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  • Above market-rate salary – signal of intent to invest and grow the team
  • Legal 500 Tier 1 team acting nationally
  • Lots of progression opportunities within this growing, award-winning team on its way up
  • Hybrid working

A highly regarded national law firm is looking for a Court of Protection Paralegal or File Handler with at least one year’s experience to join its standout Legal 500 Tier 1 team.

This opportunity has come to market as the result of organic growth, so your mission will be to add further clout to an already exceptional team in its aim to become the go-to firm nationally for the most complex, highest value cases.

The team is already well on its way, with most of its cases valuing between £5m and £75m. It’s no wonder, therefore, the team has taken home several awards from national and regional legal bodies this year.

You’ll work under a high-profile, award-winning head of department and alongside an OPG Panel deputy specialising in cross-border, financial abuse and local authority deputyships, and two experts specialising in deputyships for children and adults on personal injury/clinical negligence compensation awards.
The team will continue to grow in size and stature, so there will be plenty of opportunities for progression in both the short- and long-term.

In the role, you’ll be work on a varied caseload of Grace C/D deputyships arising from personal injury or clinical negligence claims (pre- and post-settlement), and from the OPG panel and local authority. You’ll work with experts in the field, supporting and protecting your clients’ needs on a wide range of issues, including financial planning, management of their funds, assets, property and care arrangements.

This Top 100 firm is accredited by Investors in People and has been named as one of The Sunday Times’ Best Companies to Work For – and it’s easy to see why.

Team members get a minimum of 25 days’ annual leave, plus office closure between Christmas and New Year and an additional two days per year to do charitable work.

The firm has an active social calendar, including regular team and firmwide events, and sports clubs, so you’ll get to know your new colleagues and feel part of the team quickly.

How to apply for this Court of Protection Paralegal role 

If this sounds like the job for you, you can apply via this website by clicking ‘Apply’ above.

Alternatively, to learn more about this opportunity or to register your interest, contact Kelly Reid on the email above.

Kelly is an Associate Director and Private Client Team Lead at Realm. Working exclusively within private client, contentious probate and court of protection recruitment, she works with law firms of all sizes across the North West, from private client boutiques to multi-service national firms. Kelly’s in-depth market knowledge and contacts enable her to match private client solicitors with the right firms and roles for them.

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Key details


£25,000 - £40,000


  • Greater Manchester

Role type

  • Hybrid working

Contract type

  • Permanent

Practice area

Court of Protection

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Specialist for private client, Court of Protection and contentious probate in the North West.

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