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CURRENT VACANCIES

 

FAMILY CHILD CARE SOLICITOR 

1 year PQE +

Stoke-on-Trent, West Midlands

Competitive salary dependent on experience

Bonus Scheme, contributory pension scheme, flexible working

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an ambitious Child Care Solicitor, Legal Executive or experienced Fee Earner with a good understanding of public childcare law to join our expanding Family team in Stoke-on-Trent.

You will advise on a variety of matters to include, but not limited to:

  • Child Protection Conferences
  • Emergency Protection Orders
  • Care Orders
  • Supervision Orders
  • Contact with children in care
  • Discharge of Care Orders
  • Placement Orders
  • Adoption

Duties will include:

  • Managing own caseload
  • Undertaking your own advocacy
  • Advising on a variety of Child Care matters
  • Develop existing caseload in children and care matters
  • Drafting legal documentation
  • Drafting various Court Applications
  • Be actively involved in marketing and business development activities

The successful candidate will:

  • Have good academics
  • Have experience dealing with public childcare law, public funding system and LAA procedures
  • Offer sound legal advice to a diverse client base
  • Maintain your continuing professional development requirements
  • Be self-motivated with a drive to develop the team
  • Be able to undertake your own advocacy
  • Work in a collaborative manner within the team and wider firm
  • Have a positive approach and strong work ethic
  • Have established a relationship with CAFCASS and other childcare agencies
  • Be an accredited member of the Law Society’s Children’s Panel, or willing to work towards such accreditation.

Please apply by forwarding your current CV with a covering letter to rebecca.sykes@dicksonssolicitors.co.uk

 

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FAMILY LAW SOLICITOR

1 year PQE +

Stoke-on-Trent, West Midlands

Competitive salary dependent on experience

Bonus Scheme, contributory pension scheme, flexible working

We are looking for an experienced and confident Family Law Solicitor, Legal Executive or experienced Fee Earner to join our successful business and Family Law Team.

You will provide legal advice to clients on all matters concerned with family law including; 

  • Divorce/Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Residence and contact arrangements for children
  • Financial and property issues on divorce or separation
  • Pre-nuptial, separation and cohabitation agreements
  • Domestic abuse cases

The role will also include; 

  • Court work and advocacy 
  • Identify and develop potential client relationships
  • Conduct own caseload of family work in an efficient manner
  • Draft all documents as required
  • Ability to manage own workloads and prioritise those of the support staff 

We are looking for someone motivated and passionate about supporting vulnerable clients as well as having excellent client care skills. In addition; 

  • Newly qualified applicants will be considered but ideally 1 year+ practice experience in Family Law 
  • Able to handle own caseload of clients with minimal supervision
  • Highly motivated, forward thinking and confident 
  • Good organisational skills, with an ability to prioritise your own workload and that of your support staff
  • Excellent time management skills

Please apply by forwarding your current CV with a covering letter to rebecca.sykes@dicksonssolicitors.co.uk

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