Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 ranked firm practising in Cardiff and London E1
We are looking for a specialist education and public law solicitor in both our Cardiff & London offices
We are seeking 2 full-time solicitors (preferably with 2-5 years PQE), 1 in each office, to handle a diverse and interesting caseload which is part of our education and public law practices. The role will involve advising clients on a variety of contentious matters in relation to schools, universities, and other education providers as well as local authorities and central government bodies primarily on behalf of individual claimants. The work will include breach of contract advice and claims, negligence, discrimination, tribunal appeals, higher education appeals and approaches to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education, human rights cases and judicial review including community care cases. The successful candidate will join a thriving and growing team who are office based but can also operate remotely. The appointees will need to demonstrate the ability to handle their own cases and commercial awareness, including a proven record of developing a privately funded caseload together with experience of legal aid. It is likely that your caseload will be a mixture of private and publicly funded work.
London circa £30,000 - £50,000 depending on experience NQ – 5years.
Cardiff £35,000 - £60,000, again depending on experience. 2-8 years PQE
Starting date: Preferably December 2021/January 2022
Proven ability to manage a profitable caseload of mixed private and legal aid work.
Strong communication skills
Experience in bringing/defending civil claims against/on behalf of schools, universities, or public bodies.
Experience in bringing/defending claims based on the Equality Act 2010
Experience working with Tribunal appeals and judicial reviews
Knowledge of the education sector
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a CV and covering letter, we also require candidates to complete the company application form on our website Sinclairslaw.co.uk. Please go to the about section and then the recruitment tab.
Closing date 5th November 2021, although applications will be considered as they are received; so, we encourage any interested applicants to apply promptly.