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Solicitor (Child and Family Law)

Location:   Bloomsbury Salary:   Starting from £30,500 3 yrs PQE, £34,000 7 yrs PQE and £38,000 12 yrs PQE up to £48,000 per annum Closing Date:   12/02/2021

Job Title – Solicitor (Child and Family Law)

Contract - Permanent

Hours - 35 hours per week

Salary - Dependent on experience. Our salary ranges start from £30,500 for 3 years PQE, from £34,000 for 7 years PQE and from £38,000 for 12 years PQE up to £48,000 per annum

Location - Coram Campus, Bloomsbury, London

About Coram

Coram is committed to improving the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people.

We support children and young people from birth to independence, creating a change that lasts a lifetime.

Coram is the UK’s oldest children’s charity founded by Thomas Coram in London helping vulnerable children and young people since 1739. Today, the Coram group helps more than one million children, young people, families and professionals every year by providing access to the skills and opportunities they need to thrive.

Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC) is the UK’s specialist centre for children’s rights championing access to justice through information and advice, legal practice and representation, policy and strategic litigation. Our Legal Practice Unit provides advice and representation in child and family law, education law, community care law and asylum and immigration law.

Part of Coram’s growing Children’s Rights Centre, CCLC is co-located with Coram Voice, the specialist provider of advocacy services for young people in and leaving the care system, in the new Queen Elizabeth II Centre at the heart of our historic campus in Bloomsbury.

About the role

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Solicitor specialising in Child and Family Law to work within the CCLC team. In this role you will provide legal advice, assistance and representation to children, young people, family members and carers through casework including private law cases where the child is made party to the proceedings and a guardian is instructed, care proceedings, pre-proceeding processes, adoption, special guardianship arrangements and disputes about child arrangements. You will be passionate about delivering high quality advice and client care and be committed to children’s human rights and supporting CCLC’s aims.

Applicants for the role need to be a qualified solicitor with significant experience of child and family law casework and be a member of the Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation Scheme (Children’s Panel).

We are committed to the wellbeing of our staff.  We will consider requests for alternative or flexible work patterns as well as part-time.

To apply for this role, please click on the 'apply now' button below to complete the application.

Closing date: 9am, Friday 12th February 2021

Interview date: To be confirmed

Coram Children’s Legal Centre is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applicants from Asian, African, Caribbean and other minority ethnic backgrounds to join our teams. Whilst we have a diverse team we recognise we are a predominantly white workforce and are genuinely committed to encouraging candidates from diverse communities in order to improve the services to the children and families we help.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and where appropriate will require the successful applicant to undertake a check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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