Child Care Solicitor
An exciting opportunity has become available for a Solicitor or Legal Executive with 3 years + PQE within the Family to join their busy and well respected Legal 500 recommended Care team in their Chesterfield office on a full or part time basis
The firm pride themselves on being diverse and future-thinking, despite having been in business for nearly 150 years. They are a top ranked Legal 500 firm with a reputation for excellence.
The firm has had several award wins and short listings for their dedication to their clients, including winning the Chambers Business Award in 2016 and then a finalist for the same in 2017. They have also been shortlisted for the Yorkshire Legal Awards residential property category in 2018. This is in addition to constant recognition and high rankings in the legal 500.
The firm are dedicated not only to their clients, but also to their employees and as a result they offer one of the most generous and comprehensive benefits packages in the region. The have marked a clear road map for the future, not only as a business but also with each individual employee to ensure progression and full recognition for their hard work.
The working environment is very friendly and also results driven. Employees often comment on how the days 'fly by' due to such a positive and engaging working culture. The team support their peers in a collegiate working environment and the Partners are approachable and encouraging of ideas to grow the business and client base. They are not overtly target driven, instead focusing on their commitment and quality focus when meeting the complex needs of their large client base.
This role will deal with a variety of public child care work including child protection issues, child abduction and special guardianship and the successful candidate will be required to represent clients at Court and have confidence in undertaking advocacy, whilst able to demonstrate continuous professional development.
This is a client facing role and would be ideal for an individual who has excellent all round communication skills and who is committed to building a long-term career within the care team and establishing yourself in the local market. You will also be required to represent clients at Court and have confidence in conducting your own Advocacy.
- Managing your own caseload appropriate to your level of experience
- Highly organised, accurate, with the ability to keep meticulous records and accounts
- Proactive and committed to meeting deadlines whilst remaining calm under pressure
- Possess strong advocacy and interpersonal skills with the ability to work on your own initiative with minimal supervision
If this role could be on interest, then please get in touch for a confidential conversation.