Lawyer – Public Children and Family

£30000 - £50000 per annum
19 Apr 2019
17 May 2019
Charlotte Waters
Full time
Contract type
Highly regarded practice seeks a Public Children and Family Lawyer on a permanent basis in Coventry.

Reporting to the Head of Department, the successful lawyer will be primarily responsible for a complex caseload of mainly public children matters. Additionally, they will provide assistance with the management of the department as required and be confident networking with clients and other professionals to build upon the reputation of the department.

• Public Children Act matters
• Representation at care proceedings
• Child abduction cases
• Adoption applications
• Emergency protection and special guardianship
• Judicial review
• Liaising with local authorities and social services
• Conducting own advocacy at court
• Attending child protection conferences and pre-proceedings meetings
• Assisting with the management of the department
• Ensuring compliance with the firm’s policies and procedures
• Meeting and exceeding firm set billing targets
• Participating in business development initiatives to promote the departments and own services

The Candidate
• Applications are welcomed from solicitors and legal executives from newly qualified upwards
• Technical proficiency in all aspects of publicly funded family and children matters is essential
• Membership of the Law Society’s Children Panel or the ability to obtain this will be essential
• Possesses outstanding communication and client care skills
• Works well as part of a team as well as on their own initiative
• Strives for high standards in their work
• Is personable, professional and flexible in their approach
• Has a flair for business development

The Firm
Our client is a highly-regarded practice who provide a comprehensive range of legal services to businesses and individuals both nationally and internationally. Priding themselves on their ability to deliver advice in a straightforward, practical and approachable manner and with a commitment to the motivation and training of staff, they attract and retain expert lawyers and dedicated support staff. With numerous accreditations, they have experienced steady growth organically and through successful mergers since establishment and are well placed to continue on an upwards trajectory.

• Competitive salary dependent on experience
• Continued training and development
• Opportunities for career progression

Lawyer – Public Children and Family

For further details of this Public Children and Family Lawyer vacancy, please contact Charlotte on 01954 208061 quoting reference C04255081.


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