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Court of Protection Case Handler - Northampton

A full-time Court of Protection Case Handler reporting to the Team Leader is required to join our busy and interesting Court of Protection team at Northampton, with a diverse client base.

Working as part of the team to achieve group targets, you will be responsible for carrying out essential case management for the Court of Protection team.

You will support the team to help and assist and move matters forward. This may entail visiting clients, instructing third parties, and using your initiative.

Experience in this field is preferred but on the job training and further training is an option.

You will assist with:

  • Preparing Court of Protection applications/forms.
  • Carrying out tasks on the day-to-day financial affairs of COP clients.
  • Visiting COP clients in their home or care setting.
  • Corresponding and dealing with family members and care staff.
  • Dealing with the client’s financial institutions.
  • Recording deputyship invoices and raising payments.
  • Preparing COP annual accounts.
  • Preparing files for detailed assessment and making cost applications.
  • Taking and dealing with enquiries from clients & third parties.
  • Considering the basis for best interest principle decisions.
  • Working with Wealth Managers; accountants and case managers.
  • Dealing with the Court and OPG.

You will possess good personal organisation, common sense, strong interpersonal skills, empathy, and patience, with the ability to provide the highest standards of client care.

You will be caring, patient, and understanding and possess an enthusiasm for work within the Court of Protection and Private client area of the law, working with vulnerable and elderly people and their families.

Previous Court of Protection exposure is preferred and some experience in dealing with people suffering mental incapacity is desirable, but more importantly, you must have enthusiasm to develop a career in this area.

Does this sound like your next move? To apply or find out more, send your cv to

Court Of Protection CILEX/FILEX/Solicitor - Northampton

As an experienced lawyer (CILEX/FILEX/Solicitor) you know what this role entails!

As a member of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to shape a career for yourself with no glass-ceiling on progression, whilst also contributing to the success of our practice. Working in this Legal 500 team on matters to include the day-to-day financial affairs of CoP and LPA clients, you’ll be used to visiting clients, carers and family at home or in their care setting. You’ll liaise with family members; care homes; care staff; OPG; accountants; IFA’s; the Court; Social Workers and banks to carry out the wishes and tasks in the best interest of the client.

You’ll have the safeguarding of the client’s assets at the forefront of your mind, and work across the firm with colleagues in other teams to deliver the best all-around holistic service, whilst remaining an advocate for the client. You’ll make a difference here.

Private Client (Wills, Trusts, LPAs) Solicitor - Wellingborough, Northampton and Corby

If you’ve got the Will, we’ve got the way

Now we’ve got the wordplay out of the way on a tired cliché, let’s be clear: there’s nothing tired or clichéd about us. If you’ve got the will to develop your career, then we definitely have the way.

Right now we’re looking for someone to join our team at the Wellingborough, Northampton, and Corby.

We’ve won Northamptonshire Law Firm/Large Law Firm Of the Year pretty much every year since 2015; have multiple awards from the Law Society of England & Wales for various categories; other commendations; and teams in The Legal 500.

Your Role

It’s not all file work! We want someone able to build relationships internally and externally, and the right person will shape their role and contribute to the team in their own way. You will provide clients with expert legal advice, will be supported by other experienced legal support staff, and a case management system that minimises the use of paper. In addition, we have an award winning marketing team to help generate leads and deal with initial enquiries.

As you’d expect, the core of your work will focus on: Wills, Estate and inheritance planning, Probate, complex estates and administration, LPAs, and Trusts.

If you have 1 year PQE or more, are looking for a role where you can develop and grow, then send your cv to

Private Client Solicitor (Wills, Trusts, LPAs) - Northampton. 5 years PQE

We’re looking for a driven, experienced lawyer with experience in Trusts, Wills, LPA’s administration of estates and complex estates, to help build our commercial offering and High Net-worth clients.

You’ll need a keen eye for business development and be willing and able to support junior fee earners and trainees.

Does this sound like your next move? To apply or find out more, send your cv to

Contentious Probate Paralegal - Leicester

Why you should join us at Wilson Browne

It could be that you’re looking for more from life than an endless pile of casework.

It could be that you’re a ‘seize the day’ person who’s looking for an opportunity to shape their own destiny.

Or it could simply be that you’ve heard of us, and you relish the idea of being part of our award-winning team (repeatedly named as the Northamptonshire Law Society’s Law Firm of the Year – now it is time for Leicester to shine!). We are proud to have received numerous Law Society of England & Wales “Excellence” achievements.

The Role

We are looking for an experienced Contentious Probate Paralegal to assist the wider team in our Leicester office.

We have a highly regarded Legal 500 private client department. They often deal with HNW individuals who have national and international assets and interests. You will sit as part of the litigation team dealing solely with a contentious probate caseload and supporting the Head of Team. As well as local clients the firm enjoys a market-leading online presence (thanks to its in-house award winning marketing team), and you will represent clients from all over England & Wales.

You will assist on a diverse caseload of Contentious Probate and Trusts matters to include; Contesting the Validity of Wills, Inheritance Act Disputes, Trustee Disputes, and Estate Disputes.

We are firm believers in training and progression, and so the role may suit someone looking for career development after an initial period.


  • You will have had exposure to contentious probate, commercial litigation, or general wills and probate matters.
  • The ability to confidentially manage your workload and to progress to look after your own clients
  • Excellent communication skills
  • You will be a team player with excellent attention to detail

Does this sound like your next move? To apply or find out more, send your CV to

Children Panel Solicitor - Leicester

Our expert Childcare Team is committed to looking after clients who find themselves involved in all aspects of pre-proceedings work, care proceedings work and adoptions.

They help clients understand the legal process, the steps that need to be taken, the timescales involved and above all, are there to guide clients through the legal maze in a compassionate, professional and down-to-earth way.

To contribute to the continued expansion and development of our Leicester office we are looking for a children panel solicitor with the drive and determination to develop their own case load and career.

The Wilson Browne care team currently has 5 children panel solicitors at the Leicester and Northampton offices plus talented support staff. The Leicester office is conveniently based on Peacock Walk in the heart of the city, and the role is hybrid to work around court commitments.

What we’re looking for – ideally you will:

  • Have children panel accreditation
  • Have an established case load
  • Undertake your own advocacy.
  • Be a team player but be able to manage your case load independently
  • Have a proven billing history
  • Possess exceptional case management skills.
  • Have a good knowledge of Legal Aid Agency requirements and SRA regulatory requirements.

Want to know more? For an informal initial chat please contact head of team, Helen Russell or send your application to

Wilson Browne Solicitors has a strong reputation based on delivering great advice to private clients, dating back nearly 200 years. We are proud to have been named Northamptonshire Law Society’s Large Law Firm Of The Year for 2015/2016 and 2017/2018, 2019 and 2021 – pretty impressive !

Many of our lawyers are recognised in the Legal 500 (a who’s who of the legal profession) and we pride ourselves in delivering commercial, cost-effective and practical advice to our clients.

We cover numerous areas of law including:
• Residential Conveyancing
• Family & Matrimonial
• Family Mediation
• Employment
• Clinical/Medical Negligence
• Childcare & Social services
• Wills, Trusts and Probate
• Contentious Probate – Contested Wills & Trusts
• Care Home Fees
• Private Landlord
• Disputes and Litigation / Dispute resolution

With such a diverse range, we’re always looking for talented individuals of various experience and levels to join us.

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