We are looking for a Childcare Solicitor to join our Child Protection and Adoption team based in our Winchester office.
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone, ideally with Law Society Child Panel Membership, to join an experienced group of practitioners whose particular expertise involves representing any party who may become involved in cases about children where Social Services Departments have taken steps, or indicated an intention to do so, in the course of their Statutory Child Protection Duties.
You will have a commitment to public law and will manage a caseload of childcare matters, including child protection, public law care and adoption proceedings, where 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 and LAA procedures, and will be able to undertake your own advocacy. You will ideally have a developed relationship with CAFCASS and other childcare agencies. You will be a team player and will be expected to work collaboratively across the team.