Childcare Solicitor

Recruiter
CRA Consulting
Location
Sheffield
Salary
25000.0000
Posted
18 Mar 2017
Closes
17 Apr 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We are currently recruiting for a Care Solicitor to join an expanding Sheffield based firm undertake fee earning work relating to care proceedings, ranging from Public Law Outline meetings to issued proceedings, representing parents, family members and children. The successful candidate should have the ability to run their own file load and assist with the files of other fee earners where necessary.

The workload with be made up of both both privately and publicly funded work.

The successful candidate will be joining a pro-active forward thinking business with a fantastic track record in retention of staff and which has the reputation of a great place to work. You would be working closely with a busy established team in the Sheffield office.

Essential Requirements:

  • A current practicing certificate
  • Experience in family law
  • Advocacy skills with the ability and willingness to conduct own advocacy wherever possible
  • Requisite legal knowledge and experience
  • Procedural and technical competence
  • The ability to work to short deadlines, under pressure and to financial targets
  • Good client care skills and commitment to this area of work

Desired Requirements:

  • Experience of care proceedings
  • A member of the Law Society's Children Panel
  • Experience of legal aid in both family/care proceedings and of CCMS

Additional Requirements:

  • PC literate with good word, excel and outlook skills;
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Flexible approach to work;
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written;
  • Ability to:-
    • build good working relationships with colleagues;
    • prioritise workload;
    • work proactively and with a can do attitude;

The successful candidate must be hard working, willing to work as part of a team and have excellent people skills.

For further information in relation to this role, please contact Laura Chappell on or apply online.

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