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Family Solicitor

  • Job reference: EC2305HODFAMASH
  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified
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Job description: FAMILY SOLICITOR

Location: Manchester
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
Area of Expertise: Head of Family Law
Salary: £ 30,000-40,000 DOE

This is a fantastic opportunity to work as Head of Family Law within a progressive firm. Their family law department has been awarded Legal Aid status and so the Firm are looking for a Supervisor who meets the standards of Legal Aid supervision. You will be working within the family law department as running your own caseload of mainly Legal Aid files within a team of fee earners and support staff. The ideal candidate will be part of the Childcare and Family Panel and have experience working in Legal Aid.

Responsibilities:
*Advise on publicly funded Legal Aid cases
*Advise on general family law issues
*Advise on childcare, non-molestation and injunctions
*Advise on less common areas of family law
*Conduct your own advocacy
*Actively participate in business development.
*Keep up to date on legislative changes and identify and undertake any training and development as required
Requirements:
*Degree or equivalent
*Supervised in the Family Category of Law and/or Class of Work at least one full-time Caseworker (or equivalent) for at least one year in the five year period prior to completing this form; or
*Completed an approved training course covering key supervisory skills no earlier than 12 months prior to the completion of this form; or
*Completed the Level 3 or higher National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) standard (or any replacement from time to time) in supervising in the previous five year period.
*Case involvement in Legal Aid for 360 hours out of the last 3 years
*Children and Family Panel member desired
*People management essential
*Department management essential

Should you wish to discuss this role before applying, please contact Emma Clapham on 01772 208969 or email emma.clapham@servicecare.org.uk

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