An exciting opportunity has become available for a qualified solicitor to join my client's care and adoption team. The purpose of the role is to provide specialist support to local authority children's services departments. The team acts under contract for local authorities throughout Wales and the South West of England.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a prestigious team which conducts Children Act or Adoption and Children Act proceedings from pre-proceedings stage through to final hearing undertaking all advice, case preparation and advocacy throughout.
Due to growth and continued success, my client is now looking to build on the team by employing an ambitious solicitor to join the team.
If successful, you will be taking on an existing caseload and reporting directly to the Head of Department. You will have responsibility for your own caseload with minimal supervision as well as assisting others on cases, either undertaking delegated tasks on a file or taking over conduct of aspects of the case preparation. Typically, this role will involve acting for the local authority or guardian but occasionally will involve parent instructions.
The role will include both case preparation and advocacy (included contested hearings) before family proceedings and county courts.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced solicitor who is used to working in this fast paced environment.
On offer is a competitive salary in line with experence and excellent benefits.
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