Solicitor – Litigation COP and Community Care – NQ – 2 years PQE – Maternity Cover
This is a maternity cover with a possibility of becoming permanent.
An exciting opportunity to join an expanding team in our Southampton office dedicated to providing legal advice and assistance to our medical negligence and personal injury teams on all aspects of attorney / deputyships as well as managing funds and advising the firm’s professional attorneys / deputies where a settlement award is or will be made.
You will have knowledge and experience of deputyships, LPAs and the Court of Protection. Experience in health and social care availability is desirable but not essential.
Suitable applicants will be responsible for assisting with a varied caseload of matters on behalf of the firm’s professional deputies / attorneys. You will have the ability to deal with clients in a sensitive and professional way and work well within a structured team environment.
Moore Blatch is a Top 100 leading UK law firm in the South, with ambitious plans for growth and a reputation for doing things differently. With a strong culture of teamwork and a relentless focus on quality, we believe that everyone counts.
If you wish to work with us and help us build on our success, please send us your CV and a covering letter via the form below or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mental capacity
- NHS continuing care applications and appeals
- Care Act 2014
- Best interest decisions and meetings
- Court of protection
I specialise in community care and mental capacity matters. I advise clients on all aspects of community care and best interest decisions.
I act for a variety of clients in securing the right package of care for people who, without assistance, struggle with daily living.
Many will be looking to challenge cuts to personal budgets made by local authorities or variations to care and support plans that reduce the level of care they receive.
Other clients are looking to challenge non-eligibility decisions made by the NHS in the application of continuing healthcare funding. I advise, assist and represent clients throughout this process and act for families applying for this funding for the first time.
I also represent clients who lack capacity to make decisions for themselves. In many cases, vital health and welfare decisions have to be made and I will be instructed to act for family members in best interest meetings or at the court of protection.
In all cases, I ensure that my clients’ voices are heard whilst providing clear advice and guidance surrounding this complex and often misunderstood area of law.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my two young daughters who keep me on my toes! I have a passion for all things film and host a semi-regular podcast on computer games.
I am a trainee solicitor. I primarily support other solicitors, working within a team for six months at a time.
I gain valuable experience working within a range of different teams at Moore Blatch, supporting them in providing the high level of service that our clients have come to expect.
Whether working directly with clients or behind the scenes, I provide clients and colleagues with a prompt, friendly and reliable service.
I studied English at Royal Holloway University of London and graduated in 2013. I then completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at the University of Law, Bloomsbury.
Before starting my training contract at Moore Blatch in September 2017, I gained experience working as a paralegal.
I am a solicitor in the community care and public law team. We help the most vulnerable in our society – the elderly, disabled and children.
My clients often need support in accessing and understanding NHS and social care services to ensure they have all the support and assistance necessary either at home or in a residential care environment to maximise their quality of life in coping with the aftermath of an accident, disability or illness.
When necessary, I help clients challenge decisions made by bodies such as NHS and social services through internal complaints procedures, appeals, and, where necessary, court action.
Taking time to understand the difficulties my clients face, I offer clients clear and practical advice in order to obtain the best possible outcome on their behalf.
I also work alongside the personal injury and medical negligence teams providing advice and assistance in relation to the use of attorneys, deputies and/or personal injury trusts.