Cartwright King

Job Title:Solicitor - Childcare
Location:Derby & Manchester
Contract Length:Permanent
Hours:Full Time
Required Skills:• You will be a Child Care Solicitor / Legal Executive with around 3 years PQE (there is no upper limit regarding the amount of experience and applications are invited from even the most experienced candidates) • Accredited with the Law Society Children Panel or meet the requirements to become accredited • Must have a clean, valid Practicing Certificate at time of application
Reporting to: Head of Child Care
Start Date: ASAP
Benefits: Competitive
Salary Guide: Depending on experience

Job Purpose:

  • You will form an important part of our team, providing expertise to parents, grandparents, other family members and children directly or through their Children’s Guardian
  • Overseeing due diligence to legal aid applications and CCMS procedures
  • Undertaking your own advocacy and providing representation at meetings
  • Ensuring the Child Care team provides a first class service

 

Job Description

  • Covering all aspects of Child Care work, you will provide technical expertise and guidance to team members and external clients
  • You will manage and supervise junior colleagues, i.e. newly qualified solicitors, trainee solicitors and caseworkers/paralegals to manage appropriate caseload types and complexities
  • Assisting with the delivery of appropriate training and development opportunities within the team
  • Varied duties in dealing with a range of care work including: all Legal Aid/CCMS procedures, Care Orders, Interim Care Orders, Supervision Orders, Interim Supervision Orders, Emergency Protection Orders, Police Protection Orders, Special Guardianship Orders, Placement Orders, Adoption Orders, pre-proceedings meetings, child protection case conferences
  • To develop the department and generate work

Would suit someone who:

  • Can help to grow a team and develop others
  • Can work with little guidance
  • Is a committed team player with the ability to approach team concerns fairly, fostering a culture of positive change
  • Encourages cross-referrals
  • Has been in a Child Care Solicitor role elsewhere and is keen to bring their broad experience to a growing and ambitious team
  • Is sensitive with clients and able to deal with complex and emotionally challenging cases
  • Is used to being busy and can manage a fast pace
  • Is creative, and sees opportunities to do things better – will apply continuous improvement principles
  • Wants to grow the business through networking and other business development activities
  • Is keen to develop themselves with support from the Firm, i.e. putting themselves forward for appropriate legal awards/recognition
  • Will retain appropriate accreditation to serve their clients
  • Is genuinely passionate about Child Care and delivering a first-class legal service
  • Is emotionally intelligent and can handle the ups and downs of working in a Child Care department with sensitive and upsetting cases

About Organisation

Cartwright King is a national law firm that likes to do things differently. We pride ourselves on providing a fantastic service to all our clients, providing opportunity for all our colleagues and promoting a great working environment for everyone.

 

We offer a high quality service to both publicly funded and private clients. We are recognised as experts in our fields, both in the Legal 500 and the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession.

 

Cartwright King
Full Vacancy Details
Below are full details of the Vacancy.
Employer: Cartwright King
Job Title: Solicitor - Childcare
Contract Length: Permanent
Closing Date: 2020-10-23
Hours: Full Time
Required Skills: • You will be a Child Care Solicitor / Legal Executive with around 3 years PQE (there is no upper limit regarding the amount of experience and applications are invited from even the most experienced candidates) • Accredited with the Law Society Children Panel or meet the requirements to become accredited • Must have a clean, valid Practicing Certificate at time of application
Practice Area: Child Care
Location: Derby & Manchester
Contact: Rosin Johnson / Marijana Becirevic
Phone: 07903 304599 / 07590 020 345
Email: recruitment@cartwrightking.co.uk
Website: https://cartwrightking.co.uk/recruitment/child-care-solicitor-derby
Reference No: V0203

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