Stephensons Solicitors, Wigan - COP Solicitor (listed until 20/10/23)

Court of Protection Solicitor (Health and Welfare)

Title: Court of Protection Solicitor specialising in health and welfare proceedings and deprivation of liberty appeals.
Department: Court of Protection
Location: Wigan/Agile
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: Dependent on experience

  • Are you a qualified solicitor and looking for a new challenge?
  • Do you have experience in the Mental Capacity Act 2005, deprivation of liberty safeguards, and appeals?
  • Do you want to develop your career in a friendly and supportive team?
  • What about working for a resilient and inclusive law firm who are committed to you and your career?

About The Role:

We are looking for a Solicitor with experience in health and welfare proceedings in the Court of Protection, including applications under s16 Mental Capacity Act 2005 and s21A appeals to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

The team predominantly works on behalf of vulnerable adults lacking mental capacity via a litigation friend, or their family members, in health and welfare proceedings in the Court of Protection.

What makes this role so great?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Solicitor within our Court of Protection & Community Care Team. The Team has a strong reputation in this area of work in the Northwest.

The role will be predominantly dealing with health and welfare cases in the Court of Protection, managing a caseload of welfare matters, including applications pursuant to s16 and s21A Mental Capacity Act 2005.

There will be the opportunity to deal with Judicial Review Proceedings and community care cases. The cases will often involve Human Rights elements and highly sensitive matters of wider public interest.

At Stephensons, we are one firm working together, with each other for others. We have cultivated a fantastic recipe of a down to earth, friendly ethos, blended with professionalism. We provide great work, but don’t believe that it has to come at a price! We pride ourselves on providing excellent work-life balance, by offering and promoting fantastic agile working arrangements and flexible hours.


You will need to be a Qualified Solicitor with a current practicing certificate, with experience in applications under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Legal aid community care supervisor standard and Law Society Accreditation in Mental Capacity (“ALR”) are not essential but would be desirable.

About the Team:

Our Court of Protection and Community Care team is well-recognised in this area of work and have relationships with key referrers of work and other parties.

The team are rapidly expanding, there is a strong focus on the development and progression of our existing employees with a clear structure in place for career development.

Fun Fact: The Partner and Department Manager in this team progressed in the firm from Graduate Paralegal.

Please click here for details about our Court of Protection and Community Care Team.

About Us:

Stephensons is an award winning, top 150 law firm with a strong commitment to the future growth and development of the business. With an ambitious mind set, yet approachable and down to earth attitude, Stephensons provides an exciting place for long term career development and progression. Whilst we do look for highly motivated and driven individuals, we also have a strong commitment to work life balance and flexibility.

Why not click here to see why you should come and work for us.

What else can we offer you?

Click here to view details of our benefits package

  • Agile/remote working
  • Flexi time
  • Well-being package inc (financial, physical, mental and dietary heath support)
  • Free parking
  • Salary sacrifice pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Competitive salary and holiday entitlement
  • Holiday sale & purchase scheme
  • Season ticket & travel support
  • Payroll giving scheme
  • Social events & clubs
  • Internal referral scheme
  • Retail vouchers/cashback schemes
  • Early monthly pay scheme
  • Free eye tests
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Savings Schemes


Please note that this advert has expired.

Posted: 23/7/23

Closes: 20/10/23

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