Community Care Solicitor

England, Berkshire, Reading
£45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits
16 Jul 2017
13 Aug 2017
Jason Connolly
Full time
Contract type

This Top 200 firm are multi-award winning and in the last five years have received many accolades. Over 70% of their Partners are ranked as leaders in their field, there are few full-service law firms Nationally that can match the level and quality of service that they provide. They have organically grown every year and now stand at over 170 staff, they deal with a quality of work that would sit comfortably with leading City and National law firms. They firm have a reputation Nationally for their level of training and investment of its staff, they have won awards for their working culture and internal training. The firm have a collegiate, dynamic and modern culture, there is no internal hierarchy and Partners are accessible to everyone. Even Paralegals are sat next to Partners to ensure everyone learns from the wealth of experience their Partners progress. The firm is very well managed and is extremely profitable. You will find a client base that is broad and includes a growing catalogue of well-known household names.

The firm are seeking to hire a Community Care Solicitor to their growing Reading office.

The community care department has grown substantially in recent years, you will predominantly work with the SEN team (Special Education Needs) to resolve issues around social care and health for their clients in light of Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCPs). The work will involve working closely with the SEN team but is not restricted only to clients with SEND issues or just to children and young adults. You will work closely alongside the Education, Clinical Negligence, PI and Court of protection teams.

Due to the growth of the department, this role comes with excellent prospects for progression.

  • You will be a Community Care Solicitor with at least three years PQE (there is no upper limit regarding the amount of experience)
  • You will have good experience of dealing with special educational needs
  • You should have excellent communication skills
  • A meticulous eye for detail is essential
  • Salary is above market rate and negotiable depending on your level of experience, plus an excellent benefits package

This is an excellent opportunity for a Community Care Solicitor to join a growing department, within this Top 200 firm based in Reading.

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.