Team Leaders- Court of Protection

Salary: DOE

Location: Southport/Manchester/Liverpool/Leeds/Hybrid

Team Leaders- Court of Protection                            

Location: One role will be based in Manchester/Leeds and will cover these offices and one role can be based in our Southport, Liverpool, or Bolton offices to cover these locations. The role will be hybrid with visits to all office locations that the role is responsible for.

In the role you will be Leading a team in the Court of Protection & Private Client Department providing Deputyship and Trustee support to clients who have personal injury or clinical negligence claims, and which involve the management of substantial compensation awards. You will also be responsible for the day-to-day supervision of your own team of both qualified and non-qualified staff.

About Fletchers Solicitors:

Fletchers is a rapidly growing law firm specialising in personal injury, clinical negligence and court of protection law. We are based in the North-West of the UK, with offices in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Southport, Bolton, and Cambridge although many of our colleagues work from home as Fletchers offers Hybrid working. We offer a great work life balance, fabulous benefits, apprenticeships, and internal progression, around 10% of colleagues are currently working on apprenticeships or training contracts – more than ever before – and we are continuing to grow our L&D offering. We have a great culture and people that will support you and your goals.

Fletchers Group is an inclusive employer with a diverse work force, which is why we welcome applications from all diversity groups and backgrounds. We’re committed to providing a culture and environment where everyone can thrive. Fletchers understand and celebrating that no colleague is the same. We’re proud of our work on the Disability Confident scheme, and we are signing up to other diversity standards to reflect our ethos.

Main Responsibilities for the role:

  • Leading a team to maximise its objectives and deliver excellent standards of performance.
  • People management for the team (with input from Heads of Department and Director as appropriate).
  • Ensuring that the legal/technical elements of the case conduct processes are maintained to the highest standards of efficiency, integrity and customer care.
  • Conducting technical file reviews and offering supervisory guidance/instruction.
  • Knowledge sharing with the team by way of supervision, training and case clinics.
  • Work in effective collaboration with other Team Leaders and Heads of Department to ensure standardisation of approach, learning and the smooth transition of cases and team working.
  • Running your own caseload of Deputyship and Trustee matters, both pre and post settlement of the litigation claim whilst supervising a small team of fee earners and providing technical support to the team.
  • Travelling and attending clients at their home, or in hospital or in care/nursing homes
  • Delegate and supervise tasks to junior team members where appropriate
  • Carrying out appraisals and also 1-to-1s on a quarterly basis
  • Holding regular team meetings and training sessions
  • Developing the workflow of the COP proclaim system in collaboration with Technology and other relevant projects
  • To actively engage in business development plans and where appropriate to engage with our sources of work at their places of business (typically in trauma centres)
  • Production of MI and reports to the Director and Heads of Department as and when required. The above list is not exhaustive of all tasks, you will be required to adhere to firm responsibilities.

    The ideal candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 4 years PQE in Court of Protection and personal injury trusts work
  • Strong leadership skills, the ability to lead and manage a growing team in line with company budgets and department KPIs.
  • An enthusiasm for team building and raising the internal and external profile of the team.
  • The ability to train and develop others
  • Strong business networking skills
  • Excellent client care skills – i.e. the ability to speak to clients in a professional, empathetic and courteous manner
  • Excellent time management – i.e. the ability to complete given tasks within an acceptable timescale and to work within any reasonably given deadlines
  • The ability to create management reports where necessary
  • The ability to apply initiative and suggest process improvements

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Experience working with a trust corporation as deputy/trustee

We reserve the right to close this role before the date specified depending on the calibre and volume of candidates.

In return Fletchers can offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • 35 hours working week
  • Bonus scheme (subject to targets being met)
  • 35 days holiday a year including bank holidays and Christmas Closure, you also have an option to purchase up to 3 extra days’ holiday per year, until you long service award the 3 days after your 5th, 7th, and 9th full year of employment
  • Pension scheme with tax-efficient salary sacrifice option
  • Life Assurance Policy
  • Medicash policy to cover some Dental, optical and other medical expenses
  • Enhanced company sick pay
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and IVF schemes
  • Flexible, agile working environment with a positive work-life balance
  • Varied calendar of funded company social events (check out Fletchers Group on LinkedIn)
  • Monthly voucher awards

So much has happened in the last year at Fletchers:

  • We became Fletchers Group following several acquisitions – and have big plans for more growth.
  • We offered legal colleagues more training contracts than ever before.
  • Retained excellent rankings with both The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners
  • We opened 2 new office locations in Leeds and Liverpool (alongside Southport, Bolton, Cambridge & Manchester)
  • We launched our first ever Associate and Partner programmes for senior lawyers.
  • We launched the Fletchers Foundation charity to support injured people.

That’s just to name a few, check out our website for more:

https://www.fletcherssolicitors.co.uk/about-us

  • Location: Southport/Manchester/Liverpool/Leeds/Hybrid
  • Salary: DOE
  • Department: Court of Protection
  • Closing Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2024
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