Service Care Solutions Ltd
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Childrens Panel Solicitor

CHILDREN'S PANEL SOLICITOR
SOUTH YORKSHIRE
£40,000 - £52,000


My client is seeking an experienced Childcare Solicitor to be based at their office in South Yorkshire.

They are a long-established firm that have been undertaking Family and Childcare matters for a number of years.


The ideal candidate will be expected:

, to undertake existing and new public and private children matters on behalf of children, parents and other relevant parties, in-line with the guidelines, policies and procedures detailed in the Firm's Office Manual and develop links with Children's Guardians for the South Yorkshire Court area;
, to handle all client matters in a professional and efficient way, ensuring clients and those associated with the case are informed regularly of the current position.

Attend clients, Court and Judicial Hearings as required;
, to develop links with children's guardians for the South Yorkshire Court area and other local solicitors to ensure that the firm is instructed in as many matters as possible;
, to keep expenditure within budget limits, as agreed with clients or within the criteria as set by the Legal Aid Agency;
, to achieve personal fee-earning and chargeable hours targets, which will be revised annually, and effectively contribute to the team performance targets;
, to undertake supervision of other members of the family team - both fee earners and secretarial staff - including assisting with file reviews.
, to undertake personal development within the criteria specified by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and associated professional bodies.
, to maintain membership of the Children Panel.
, to actively keep up-to-date with case law and changes in legislation which may affect areas of specialism.

To speedily and effectively disseminate information and knowledge of legislative changes to the personnel involved within the Department;
, to undertake all duties in-line with Professional Standards and the Firm's policies and procedures;
, be fully IT literate, have excellent organisational, advocacy and both written and oral skills.
, This is a permanent position.

The contracted hours are 9am to 5:15pm Monday to Friday.
, Salary will be competitive (likely to be in the region of £40,000 to £50,000) and will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

The Firm operates a performance-related bonus scheme.

Should you wish to discuss this role before applying please contact John Wilson:
Telephone: 01772 208969
Email: john.wilson@servicecare.org.uk.


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Service Care Legal is a specialist recruitment agency supplying temporary and permanent professionals to Private Practices, Local Authorities and In-house Legal Departments nationwide.

We have in-depth experience of recruiting at all levels within the legal industry and consultants who specialise in specific markets to ensure you have a dedicated point of contact who's an expert in your area.


We also offer a £250 referral bonus if you know of anyone who may be interested in this role.

Please contact John on 01772 208969 with any referrals.