Solicitor Advocate/Barrister

6 days left

Clevedon, Somerset
£39,002 p.a.
07 Jan 2019
22 Jan 2019
Practice area
Advocacy, Children law, Family
Barrister, Solicitor
Full time
Contract type

Solicitor Advocate/Barrister

Job reference: CSVB1118

Starting salary £39,002 p.a.

Based in Castlewood, Clevedon

37 hours per week (permanent)

An opportunity has arisen for a self-assured solicitor advocate or barrister with practical experience in the relevant areas of public family law. You will be involved with all aspects of legal work arising from Children’s Social Care with an emphasis on child protection advice and conducting child care cases through both a pre-proceedings process and the court.

In addition to case-holding, the post will involve attending the Family Court to undertake advocacy at all levels (including higher courts) on behalf of the Local Authority; this should include being able to conduct contested hearings, lengthy finding of fact hearings and hearings dealing with complex and difficult issues. You will need excellent verbal and written communication skills, competent ICT skills, be self-motivated and demonstrate a high level of commitment to this demanding area of law.

North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. For an informal discussion, call Lorraine Sherman on 01275 884 156.

Want to know more and apply? Visit to download an application pack and apply online.

Closing date: Tuesday 22 January 2019

Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 30 January 2019