28 Apr, 2022

Childcare Solicitor

  • Dutton Gregory
  • Chandlers Ford, UK
Full time Solicitor Professionals

Job Description

The Role


We have an exciting position available within our Childcare and Protection Team based at our Office in Chandlers Ford.

Our experienced team manage a variety of cases where Social Services Departments have taken steps or indicated an intention to do so in the course of their Statutory Child Protection Duties. Our team combine their professional skills with the highest level of sensitivity, highlighting their exceptional reputation.

Your role will involve handling your own caseload of childcare matters ranging from child protection to adoption proceedings. You will be acting for children, parents and other family members at all stages including: emergency applications, case conferences, hearings and reviews. 

You will have an excellent knowledge of the public funding system, LAA procedures and be able to undertake your own advocacy. Furthermore, you will ideally have Law Society Child Panel Membership as well as built relationships with CAFCASS and other childcare agencies. You will have exceptional communication skills and be a strong team player, expected to work collaboratively across the department.

Here at Dutton Gregory, we offer competitive salaries together with a range of benefits such as car parking, pension, health and life benefits together with softer benefits around wellbeing and our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint.  Please see our Careers page for full details of all our benefits, including our hybrid working policy which allows our employees to work up to 60% of their working week from home.


What our colleagues say:


For me, Dutton Gregory has encouraged and supported me with the ability to progress in the firm and when I have a query or concern on a file, I have direct access to a partner to talk through the matter and their support in resolving any issue.




Please do not hesitate to get in touch with Lou Earp our Recruitment Specialist for a confidential conversation on 02380 215224 or by email l.earp@duttongregory.co.uk alternatively, hit the “apply now” button below!  

Staff Type

Legal Staff


PQE 1, PQE 2, PQE 3, PQE 4, PQE 5, PQE 6-9, PQE 10+

Competitive Salary



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