Senior Lawyer

Manchester, Greater Manchester
£37,306 to £40,057
22 Aug 2017
22 Sep 2017
Practice area
Children law, Family, Public law
Barrister, Solicitor
Full time
Contract type

Chief Executives, Children & Families (Legal) Group

Position title: Senior Lawyer

Salary: Grade 9 £37,306 to £40,057 (bar at £41,025) per annum

Location: Peter House, Oxford Street, Manchester M1 5AN

Grade: 9

Hours: 35

Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 22nd September 2017

Are you an enthusiastic and dedicated lawyer with an extensive knowledge of the law relating to children and families?  Are you keen to develop your legal skills in this area?  Are you a motivated lawyer with the ability to manage a complex case-load with limited supervision?

Manchester City Council's successful Children's & Families (Legal) Group will support you in the dynamic role of Senior Lawyer. In addition to having the opportunity to concentrate on the pre-proceedings aspect of Public Law matters, you will hold a stimulating, exciting and varied case load which will include advising our clients on various matters such as leaving care responsibilities, age assessments, special guardianship, policy and procedure.  We have wide a varied work streams.  You will conduct your own advocacy in public and private law matters including contested hearings.  You will provide high-quality advice at client meetings and pre-proceedings meetings.

We are committed to providing high quality training to our clients and our staff.  We make time to listen and understand.  We work together and we trust each other.

Come and join our forward-thinking team, working in the heart of a vibrant city.

You will be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive with Advocacy Certificate. 

For an information discussion on this role please contact Chantelle Whitehead, Deputy Head of Children & Families (Legal) Group on 0161-600 8795.

Application Process

Applicants are asked to apply online at and to also provide their curriculum vitae.

Manchester City Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

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