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Court of Protection File Handler


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COP File Handler 
Location: Manchester
Hybrid working structure
Salary: As per market rate.

We have a new vacancy for an experienced file handler to join our award-winning Court of Protection team (property & financial affairs) in Manchester.


  • Running your own varied caseload of deputyships either arising from 1) personal injury or clinical negligence claims (pre- and post-settlement) and/or 2) deputyships from the OPG panel and local authority.
  • Carrying out Grade C/D work on a broad range of deputyships matters, supporting Grade B senior file handlers and working closely with the deputies.
  • Working within a sub-team of circa 6 (2 other file handlers and 3 paralegals to support) within the wider department.
  • Supporting and protecting client’s needs on a wide range of issues including financial planning, management of their funds, assets, property and care arrangements.
  • Working with families, therapists, case managers, social services and local authorities, care providers, government bodies, benefits agencies, financial institutions, and other professional bodies.

Knowledge, skills and experience:

  • 1+ years’ experience in COP, ideally running their own caseload. They can be a solicitor/legal executive/experienced paralegal/other experience as a file handler.
  • A commitment to excellent client care and court of protection work.
  • Able to set and manage client’s budgets and cash flow effectively. 
  • Excellent IT skills particularly with experience in Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to communicate well orally and in writing, including dealing directly with clients.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Exceptional organisational skills.
  • Strong team working ethic.

What next?

If that describes you and you want to learn more, please apply and I will contact you shortly with further information.


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