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Solicitor (Child and Family Law)

Location:   Bloomsbury Salary:   £30,500 to £36,000 per annum (A higher salary may considered for solicitors with 8 years + PQE) Closing Date:   22/11/2019

Salary: £30,500 to £36,000 per annum (A higher salary may considered for solicitors with 8 years + PQE in accordance with our indicative pay scales)

Contract: Permanent, Full Time

Coram, the UK’s first children’s charity, has been helping vulnerable children for 275 years, and now helps a million children and young people every year. We help children and young people develop their skills and emotional health, we find adoptive parents and uphold children’s rights, creating a change that lasts a lifetime.

Established under Royal Charter in 1739 and operating under Act of Parliament, Coram is today a group of specialist organisations with integrated strategy. 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.

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 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 support 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)as well as satisfying the Legal Aid Agency supervisor standard in the family law category.

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

For more information about the main duties and responsibilities of this role please refer to the job description and person specification.

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 22nd November 2019

Interviews: Thursday 5th or Friday 6th December 2019

Coram is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to the safeguarding of children and will require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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