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Family Fee Earner/Solicitor

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
Competitive DOE
Closing date
29 Dec 2020
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New opportunity- Family (Childcare) Solicitor Leeds

Full Time (but part time will be considered)

If you are a Qualified Solicitor specialising in legal aid Child Care work then this amazing opportunity is for you.

Ideal for someone who enjoys a varied a fast paced role working on matters including care proceedings, children arrangements and domestic violence cases, ideally 3+ years PQE with Children Law Accreditation.

This position would suit a dedicated Solicitor wanting to take the next step in their career, working with a friendly and highly experienced team.


Running a case load of client matters.
Dealing with matters at all stages, from taking the client's initial instructions through to archiving, in accordance with office and accounts procedures.
Providing sound and appropriate advice to clients.
Representing clients at Court (including advocacy) as appropriate.
Instructing counsel or other experts where appropriate.
Using Legal Aid CCMS for applications, amendments, billing;
Obtaining and preparing file documentation.


Ability to present and argue a case confidently and competently.
Strength with technical details and able to express solutions to complex legal problems in a concise and client-friendly way.
Ability to work accurately and competently in accordance with the requirements of the team.
Capable of working under pressure and meeting tight deadlines.
Ability to organise, prioritise and manage their workload.
Ability to work on own initiative and as a member of the team.
Ability to promote the image of the firm through their work.
Good computer skills it. Using a case management system / various office applications.
Highly literate and numerate with attention to detail.

The salary will be competitive and dependent on experience
Excellent staff benefits
Flexible working available

For more information please contact Nicola Mackenzie 0113 467 7571


Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment are multi-award winning legal recruitment experts.

Our business – put simply – is to remove the pain points candidates may otherwise experience on their journeys.
Sure, we act for legal professionals of all levels making lateral moves, taking steps up the ladder or looking for contract legal opportunities.
And yes we can boast a network of connections that spans nationwide private practice, the UK’s in house legal departments and now the Middle East, Asia and the Far East.
But we are the only REC and APSCO affiliated legal recruitment specialist with an ISO9001 accredited quality management system and the Investors In People Gold Standard award.
And by externally validating our day to day activities in the wider business community we have been able to place customer experience at the heart of our business proposition.
Which means people like dealing with our team – a very experienced, settled and happy bunch they epitomise the Douglas Scott brand personality and will demonstrate a genuine interest in you and your career.      




Contact Us
  • Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
  • No1 Spinningfields
  • Manchester
  • M3 3EB
  • GB
  • 0161 233 6360
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