We are currently looking for solicitors to join our Child Protection and Adoption team in Chandler’s Ford. You would usually be working across courts in Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight.
Our experienced team of Solicitor-Advocates represent clients in public law court proceedings where Children’s Services have instigated child protection procedures. Our team combine their professional legal skills with the highest level of sensitivity when assisting vulnerable families through this process.
The role involves handling a caseload of childcare matters; pre-proceeding, advice and court proceedings, regarding child protection and adoption. We act for children, parents and other family members at all stages of court proceedings and in giving pre-proceedings advice.
You should ideally be a member of the Law Society Children Panel or be eligible to apply and will have an excellent knowledge of the public funding system and Legal aid Agency procedures. You will be expected to undertake your own advocacy. You will have exceptional communication skills and be a strong team player and able to work collaboratively across the department.
Consideration would be given to part-time working or a job share for the right candidate.