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Solicitor (Court of Protection)

Solicitor (Court of Protection)

  • Irwin Mitchell are currently seeking a Solicitor (3-5 years' PQE) to join our Court of Protection department in Bristol
  • Our team has a strong reputation in dealing with the full range of Court of Protection services
  • You will be working within a fast-paced team on a stimulating mix of cases
  • You will not only be technically excellent but also a good communicator with rounded client service skills
  • You must be able to develop strong relationships with a wide range of people and be empathetic

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