Children Law / Care Solicitor

    Employer Ringrose Law

    Location Lincoln

    Industry Legal

    Contract Full Time

    Job Type Permanent

    Deadline 26/07/2020


    Ringrose Law Solicitors are a Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire firm that has been providing a service to clients for over 100 years. However, we have actively pursued change over the last 5 years to ensure we are a leading Law firm in today’s market.

    We have a large, thriving Children Law Department represented in all six offices.

    Due to continued expansion we are recruiting for a qualified solicitor to cover work allocated which may be across the various offices. Applications from candidates who would like to work part time will be considered.

    Job Overview

    The successful candidate must have at least 3 years PQE in Children Law.

    To be successful for this role, you will present a professional image at all times to clients and collaborators, be well presented, confident and have first class communication skills. You will be hard working, highly organised and able to work to tight deadlines.

    The office base is flexible and we have the technology for the successful candidate to work from home as required.

    Activities will be varied and will include, but are not limited to the following:-

    • Advising and representing clients in areas of Children Law. This can be in private and/or public law.
    • Conducting advocacy in and out of court
    • Managing members of the Children Department, to include file reviews, 1-2-1s and appraisals, for 2 offices.
    • Managing files using the Proclaim Case Management System (training will be provided).
    • Assisting other members of the Children Department when required.
    • Networking and creating and maintaining professional relationships.

    Experience Required

    • Experience within a Children Law Department.
    • People management experience.
    • IT skills, including Word, Outlook and Excel.
    • Outstanding communication and advocacy skills.
    • High standard of organisational skills required for file management and diary management.
    • Ability to use initiative.
    • A friendly, positive and proactive approach.
    • A full UK driving licence.
    • Knowledge of Legal Aid regulations and procedures

    Desirable Skills

    • A knowledge of Proclaim Case Management System advantageous.
    • Membership of the Children Panel
    • Membership of Resolution with specialism in domestic abuse
    • Experience in dealing with Child Abduction proceedings

    What we offer

    • Highly competitive salary
    • Bonus Scheme
    • 25 days annual leave (prorated for part time role)
    • Staff discount
    • Annual Holiday Sale/Purchase scheme
    • Perkbox membership
    • Life Assurance
    • Flexible working

    We are not currently using agencies to fill this role