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Children Panel member or Family Law Panel member

Powell & Co.
London (Central), London (Greater)
Generous market salary based on experience
Closing date
20 Jan 2024

Job Details

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.


Job Description

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.


Additional Information

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




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.

Company info
020 8854 9131
Verbruggen's House
No 1 Street
Royal Arsenal Riverside
SE18 6GH

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