Children Panel member or Family Law Panel member
Location: Royal Arsenal, London SE18
We are seeking a Children Panel member or Family Law Panel member to be the Legal Aid Supervisor in our Family Department. You will be a proactive and resourceful Family Law Lawyer with legal aid supervisor experience who is eager to join a well-established firm of enthusiastic and successful lawyers.
This is an ideal opportunity for a Children Panel member or Family Law Panel member to be the Legal Aid supervisor and supervising Solicitor in a small Family Department which currently comprises two solicitors and a trainee solicitor.
The case load within the department includes care proceedings and PLO cases acting for parents, private law Children Act proceedings , non-molestation and occupation orders and divorce and financial work. Most of the work is legally aided but some work is privately funded.
The successful candidate will need to have experience of undertaking legally aided work and have a full understanding of compliance requirements for legal aid .
Supervision experience is required as the role requires supervision of a trainee solicitor and a solicitor. There will also be some management duties within the family department to assist the senior partner.
You will be an experienced and competent solicitor who is able to hit the ground running on private law Children Act proceedings and non-molestation order applications. A Family Law panel member would also be undertaking divorce and financial work. A Children Panel member would be specialising in Children Act proceedings including care proceedings .
Trainee solicitor, remote secretarial support and hybrid working is available.
You will have good interpersonal skills and IT skills.
Excellent teamwork ,communication and supervisory skills.
You will have demonstrable experience of undertaking publicly funded work including a working knowledge of CCMS.
Salary – generous market salary based on experience.
Location: Upmarket Royal Arsenal Riverside in listed building adjacent to the Woolwich Elizabeth Line station. 5 minutes’ walk to Woolwich Arsenal rail and DLR station, Thames Clipper and buses. Local amenities include gyms and restaurants.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a thriving and forward-thinking firm of experienced Lawyers. We encourage you to apply immediately to be considered. Please email your CV and covering letter to Chris Malone (Senior Partner) to email@example.com