Joel Costa, Paralegal

Joel Costa is a Paralegal providing support to our Court of Protection Solicitors. He is based at our Huddersfield office.

Tel: 01484 825200

Department:
Court of Protection

Address:
Norwich Union House, High Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2LR

Profile

Joel provides support to our Court of Protection solicitors. His work includes: drafting Court documents, attending Round Table Meetings with solicitors or counsel, attending Court hearings with Counsel and attending visits on “p” (the protected party).

Experience

Joel provides support to our Court of Protection solicitors. His work includes: drafting Court documents, attending Round Table Meetings with solicitors or counsel, attending Court hearings with Counsel and attending visits on “p” (the protected party).

Joel completed a Law with Criminology qualification at Sheffield Hallam University in May 2019 and received a 1st degree. Soon after he joined our Court of Protection department as a Paralegal in November 2019 which is his first post in the legal profession.

More about Joel

We asked Joel:

Q: What do you enjoy about your role?

A: I enjoy that the role can be a challenging one. The clients we work with in the Court of Protection department are especially vulnerable as they are adults who have been deemed to lack capacity to make their own decisions in regards to various areas such as where they should live and the support and care that they need. However, they still express a wish to challenge their placement and it is rewarding to support them through the proceedings and give them a voice.

Q: What can clients expect from you? 
A: Due to dealing with vulnerable clients, there is a need to be sensitive whilst carrying out my duties I am also in communication with family members of our clients, who may be completely unaware of the proceedings. I support them in gaining an understanding of the process and the purpose of the proceedings and ensure that everything is explained.