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Child (care) protection solicitor

Powell & Co.
Woolwich Riverside, London (Greater)
£65-70K (negotiable) for head and £30-35K (negotiable) for assistant
Closing date
7 Oct 2021

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Practice area
Children law, Family
5 years, 6 years, 7 years+
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Job Details

Family Department Vacancies

We are a friendly and dynamic firm undertaking a mix of privately funded and legally aided family law, and medical and personal negligence litigation. We are based in a beautifully restored historical building in the Royal Arsenal Riverside Development close to the new Cross Rail station. We are currently inviting applications for 2 roles within our Family Law team. Direct applications only, please. No agencies.

Senior Solicitor/Head of Family Law

We are looking for a confident, proactive, dynamic solicitor to head our Family Law team. The team undertakes both legally aided and privately funded work.

The successful applicant will be a member of the Children Law Panel and have 8+ years PQE. We are prepared to consider applications from strong candidates with a minimum of 5+ years PQE, providing they are also a panel member.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the firm’s Legal Aid Agency family law contract, including billing
  • Leading our family law team
  • Conducting a busy case load of predominantly childcare proceedings cases
  • Supervising fee-earners within the team
  • Reporting to the Managing Partner
  • Preparing family law related content for the firm’s website
  • Leading networking and marketing for the family law team

We are prepared to consider short term contracts whilst we recruit a permanent Head of Family Law.

Salary: £65,000 to increase to £70,000 following 1 year subject to meeting targets (negotiable).

Benefits: Nest occupational pension scheme, 20 days annual leave plus an additional 14 days over Christmas/New Year during which the office is closed.

We can offer blended/flexible working, partly in-office and partly off-site.

Prospective applicants should apply in writing to Chris Malone by email - – providing a detailed Curriculum Vitae.


We are always happy to hear from talented individuals who would like to join our team. Please feel free to send us your CV, which we will keep on file.

Find Us
020 8854 9131
Verbruggen's House
No 1 Street
SE18 6GH
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