Childcare Solicitor (4-8 PQE)

Job Title: Childcare Solicitor (4-8 PQE)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: York
Salary: c£35,000+
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Contact Name: Paula Pawlowska
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If you’re a childcare solicitor looking for a new challenge, this is a great opportunity for you to join a well-established team in York. Your role will be to replace a senior solicitor and help to grow the childcare law offering further; dealing with complex care proceedings on behalf of children, parents and other family members. In return, the firm offers a chance to grow and develop further with a clear, meritocratic progression structure; this a great opportunity for someone who would like to work in a small, friendly team without the pressure of having to build up a caseload from scratch.

Childcare Solicitor (4-8 PQE) – York

The company

  • Multiservice firm which has been known for their commitment to the local community with multiple offices in the area.
  • Based in a central location in York within easy reach of the train station location with regular train services from around the county.
  • You will be part of a small, close-knit childcare department that deals with a range of children law matters, including representing children, parents and other relatives and guardians.
  • Commutable from Harrogate, Leeds, Bradford, North Yorkshire

 The ideal candidate

  • Care solicitor with 4-8 PQE
  • Running your own caseload of care matters including the representation of all parties in public law matters
  • You will ideally have some guardian links across the region as well as business development skills.
  • Advocacy experience essential
  • Panel membership essential


  • 1:1 secretarial support
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Health plan
  • Team do’s including meals and summer outings
  • Staff Liaison Committee
  • 25 days holiday and extra days over Christmas
  • Pension scheme

The next step

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