Experienced Solicitor/Chartered Legal Executive – Children Law Team

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Experienced Solicitor/Chartered Legal Executive – Children Law Team
Location: Tamworth

I am recruting  for a leading law firm with a distinguished reputation for providing exceptional legal services. The Children Law Team is renowned for its technical expertise and pragmatic approach in handling a diverse range of matters, including children issues and disputes, care proceedings, adoption, and surrogacy. The team members are highly skilled advocates, regularly appearing in court, including the High Court, for both public and private law proceedings.

Role Description:

They are currently seeking an experienced Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive to join the Children Law Team. The successful candidate will manage an existing caseload, generated through regular referrals, and provide high-quality legal advice and representation to a diverse clientele.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Handle a broad range of children law matters, including care proceedings, adoption, surrogacy, and children disputes.
  • Conduct own advocacy in court, with frequent appearances in the High Court.
  • Work closely with professional guardians on complex cases.
  • Collaborate with high-calibre barristers and other experts to provide comprehensive legal services.
  • Maintain a high standard of client service, ensuring the best outcomes for clients.
  • Work effectively as part of a team, displaying flexibility and a supportive approach to colleagues.
  • Manage publicly funded Childcare work and service privately funded cases.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Qualified Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive with substantial experience in children law.
  • Ideally a member of the Law Society Children Panel, or willing to work towards panel membership.
  • Proven experience in publicly funded Child Care work.
  • Ability to handle privately funded cases.
  • Strong advocacy skills, with experience in conducting own advocacy being an advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A team player with a flexible, supportive, and collaborative approach.


Competitive salary and benefits package.
Opportunity to work with a highly expert team in a supportive and collaborative environment.
Professional development and career progression opportunities.

For further information or to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Ellie on 0121 296 3819 or forward your most recent CV to e.sedgwick@clayton-legal.co.uk

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