About the role and team

Working on a caseload of childcare matters, you will benefit from a legal assistant and a centralised administration team to aid case management. We provide working from home for all staff during the Covid-19 crisis and are well placed to deal with future change as the situation develops. We offer flexible hours and home working.

You will be a qualified Solicitor/Barrister/Legal Executive with a Practising Certificate and advocacy experience. We provide a well-structured Induction Programme, alongside support and guidance from senior management. In return for your experience and commitment you will enjoy an excellent benefits package.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Lawyer/Solicitor specialising in child protection law to join our dynamic and growing team, dealing with high profile and challenging cases ensuring children & young people get a good start in life and safeguarding families within our local community.

As a Childcare Solicitor you will be confident in carrying your own caseload of care proceedings, as well as pre-proceeding matters. Main duties will include:

  • Handling a full caseload of childcare matters, providing advice on all aspects of public law children matters
  • Attending PLO and legal planning meetings
  • Drafting documents, including statements and responses to threshold

This role will include advocacy and you will have good paralegal support.

About the candidate

You will be a Practicing Solicitor with 0-3+ year’s PQE together with strong advocacy, negotiating and advisory skills and competence with IT and case management systems. You will need an enabling, positive approach to finding solutions to complex problems and have good appreciation of risk management/ the ability to work flexibly across a multi skilled team.

About the firm
Anthony Collins Solicitors is a specialist law firm with a clear purpose – to “improve lives, communities and society". For over 40 years we’ve been successfully combining market-leading legal expertise with a commitment to excellence and long-term relationships underpinned by a strong set of values.
What makes Anthony Collins Solicitors distinctive, beyond simply being a sector-specialist law firm, is our people and the values we share. We’re extremely proud of the calibre of people that we attract; people who are inspired by our values, motivated by our vision and work with our clients to positively influence the society and communities we are building together.
Anthony Collins Solicitors is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.