KayleighSmith

Manchester, United Kingdom

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Summary

Practice Areas:

  • Court of Protection
  • Mental Health Services
  • Wills
JMW Solicitors LLP

Kayleigh is a trainee solicitor at JMW Solicitors but she joined JMW in 2012 as a Paralegal assisting the Court of Protection team, which is an area of law she is passionate about. Her role includes planning budgets, considering investments and property purchases, managing state benefits and benefit applications; liaising with clients and carers to identify need. She is responsible for making applications to the Court of Protection including Statutory Will applications.

Previously Kayleigh has held a number of paralegal roles at Irwin Mitchell where she worked for over 4 years; 3 of which in their Court of Protection team, where she assisted with the financial management for clients who lacked capacity. She had conduct of a caseload while assisting solicitors in the team.

She has continued to develop her knowledge in Mental Capacity Law, managing the affairs of vulnerable people and supporting the litigation process.

 

Previous Employment

Irwin Mitchell 2009 - 2012

Court of Protection, Wills, Trusts and Probate Paralegal

Irwin Mitchell 2008 - 2009

Mortgage Possessions Paralegal

LMS Ltd 2007 - 2008

HIP Compliance Assistant

Experience

I work within a very close team assisting with financial management for clients lacking capacity. I use communication and organisational skills daily to manage client affairs, take a pragmatic approach to problems and have empathy with clients in difficult situations.


My role includes planning budgets, considering investments and property purchases, managing state benefits and benefit applications and liaising with clients and carers to identify need. I liaise with clients, case managers and other professionals on sometimes difficult issues. I am responsible for making applications to the Court of Protection, including Statutory Will applications.

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LPC

BPP Law School

2007 - 2009

LPC - distinction. Electives: Private Client, Employment and Commercial Law

CPE/GDL

BPP Law School

2006 - 2007

GDL Law Conversion

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