Are you a dedicated Children Panel member looking to make a meaningful impact in a renowned, award-winning, and forward-thinking law firm? My client is committed to providing access to justice and have a national presence with multiple offices. My client is highly regarded by the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners UK, specialising in criminal defence, family law, housing, civil liberties, and human rights.
Role and Responsibilities: • As a Children Panel Lawyer, you will be part of the Child Care department • The team represents a diverse range of clients, including parents, Guardians children, adopters, foster carers, kinship carers, and provides expert advice on all aspects of child care law. • Firm has several members of the Law Society Children's Panel, Family Panel, and Resolution accredited specialists. • They handle Child Abduction cases and benefit from a team of expert lawyers who can provide assistance.
Your responsibilities will include: • Acting as a Children Panel member with a guardian following, contributing to family teams in London branches. • Handling all aspects of child care work, providing advice and assistance to other team members. • Collaborating with the team to manage caseloads of varying complexities. • Engaging in advocacy wherever possible to ensure consistency for our clients. • Managing a variety of work, including public law, child protection, Special Guardianship Orders (SGO), and adoption matters. • Being a highly motivated and dedicated team player to facilitate ongoing change and encourage cross referrals of work. • Previous experience at this level and a following is highly desirable. • Demonstrating a passion for publicly funded work and encouraging team development.
About You: • Experience in advocacy and a strong desire to develop. • Qualification as a Solicitor or Legal Executive, with at least 3 years PQE. • Possession of the Law Society's Children Law accreditation. • Excellent client care skills. • Ideally, a guardian following.
What the firm Offer: • You will thrive in a positive and supportive work environment, working with a team that prioritises promoting from within, gaining exposure to industry specialists, and benefiting from the opportunity to start or continue your development in an award-winning law firm.
Salary is competitive dependent on experience.
If you're an experienced Children Panel Accredited Solicitor looking for a new challenge within a quality childcare department, apply with your up to date CV now!
Emily joined Douglas Scott in 2021 as part of the London team, focusing predominantly on Associate recruitment. Emily specialises in moving candidates within a range of law firms from boutiques, to the leading Top 100. She prides herself on her ability to cultivate and sustain strong professional relationships and operates with a pragmatic approach to service delivery.
In her spare time, Emily enjoys working on her health and fitness - Spinning classes are her favourite gym activity!