Vickie McCoyChartered Legal Executive

Job Role at EMG

I joined EMG in July 2015 as a Chartered Legal Executive in July 2015 in the Court of Protection team. I represent our clients who have been left with life changing injuries following some form of accident be it a road traffic accident or a birth injury or as a victim of an assault. The injuries have been so substantial that they have been left unable to manage their own affairs and are deemed to lack capacity under the Mental Capacity Act. My role involves assisting the professional deputies or trustees manage the day to day needs of our clients and help them live as independently as possible. I have significant contact with the clients and family members, and also the other professionals that support the clients such as Case Managers, therapists and support workers. The role is varied and no two days are the same which is one the things I love about my role with EMG.

Experience

I qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2010 and prior to joining EMG Solicitors I had worked in criminal defence for 13 years for a high street practice in the North East. The experience in criminal law was invaluable as it allowed me to experience working with vulnerable clients, something which stood me in good stead for my role at EMG Solicitors. I have specialised in Court of Protection since 2015 and absolutely love my role here in the firm. I strive to provide excellent client care and service to all clients, family and professionals.

What do you like about working at EMG?

My role at EMG makes working here enjoyable. It is very challenging at times, but also very rewarding and allows me to build up long lasting relationships with clients and professionals. Then there is EMG itself. The firm is a great place to work. The whole team have a great team spirit and everyone one of us strive to be excellent at our jobs and provide really good client care. There is also lots of fun at EMG and we regularly have team treats such as chocolate making and the very entertaining Enigma challenge.

Outside of EMG

When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my nieces and re-living my childhood through them with an abundance of children’s films and crazy golf! When I am not being the best auntie in the world, I enjoy relaxing with a good book or binging on a good box set!