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Family Childcare Solicitor

Collins Solicitors
Watford, Hertfordshire
Closing date
6 Dec 2021

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Practice area
Children law, Family
Contract type
Full time
5 years, 6 years, 7 years+
Private practice
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Job Details

Position:           Family Childcare Solicitor

Salary: Negotiable – dependant on experience

Job type:          Full time (with a degree of flexible working available)

Start date:        As soon as possible

The Company

Collins Solicitors of Watford is an award winning firm that has built up an established and very well regarded Family Law team.  We are seeking a self-motivated Family Law solicitor to join our team on a permanent basis, who specialises in the area of public law care proceedings representing parents, family members and children both directly and through their Guardian. The type of work will be varied but as an example could involve cases dealing with non-accidental injury with complex medical issues, factitious illness, sexual abuse, cruelty, neglect and substance misuse.

The Firm recognises the importance of helping its employees balance their work and home lives and we are happy to offer a degree of flexible working for this role, however ideally you will be able to commute to our office in Watford at least 2-3 days a week.

The Candidate

  • A Solicitor with 5 years+ PQE with strong experience with
  • Can demonstrate a track record of having successfully settled cases
  • Ideally a member of the Law Society Children Panel (but not essential for the right candidate who has an interest in working towards membership after joining the Firm)
  • Comfortable delegating work to support staff
  • Excellent client care skills and general all round people and communication skills
  • Objective and professional in their dealings with clients
  • Ability to show empathy but remain professionally detached
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own workload
  • Thorough and methodical in their work and pays attention to detail
  • Self-motivated, confident and keen to succeed
  • Computer literate (working knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel)

In order to apply please forward a CV and covering letter to Yuen Lai at

Collins Solicitors is a signatory of the Law Society’s Diversity and Inclusion Charter


Collins Solicitors of Watford has built an enviable reputation by becoming a leading specialist in Civil Litigation in the UK and pushing the legal boundaries in Personal Injury Law.  It also has an established Conveyancing/Private Client Department dealing with both commercial and residential property. 

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