Children Panel Solicitor (10+ PQE)

Job Title: Children Panel Solicitor (10+ PQE)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Crewe
Salary: circa £45,000
REF: 1391
Contact Name: Paula Pawlowska
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A well-established and down-to-earth law firm are looking to take on an experienced Childcare Solicitor who is on the Children Law Panel. 

The firm are well known for their legal aid funded work, including care proceedings, and have a dedicated childcare team. 

They offer all of their lawyers a fantastic work-life balance and provide work laptops so they can work from home as often as they'd like to. They’re also big believers in supporting the personal growth and career progression of their employees. 

This is an excellent opportunity for an accredited Childcare Solicitor looking for an exciting new challenge. 

Children Panel Solicitor – Crewe 

The company & role  

  • A well-established regional firm with offices in Cheshire and Staffordshire 

  • Working alongside senior solicitors, you’ll handle a varied childcare caseload on behalf of children, parents and other family members 

  • You will also be expected to oversee junior solicitors 

  • The firm are a Member of the Law Society's Children Law and Advanced Family Panels 

  • They have a friendly and tight-knit team and a culture that supports and encourages employee development  

  • Commutable from Crewe, Nantwich, Stoke-on-Trent, Whitchurch and Stafford 

Added extras and benefits  

  • Flexible working 

  • Career progression opportunities 

  • Work laptop 

  • Home working 

  • No billing targets 

The ideal candidate 

  • A Childcare Solicitor with 10+ years’ PQE 

  • Will be comfortable running their caseload of care proceeding matters  

  • Someone who is on the Children Law Panel 

  • May have experience of both private and public family law 

  • Will have strong advocacy experience 

  • Will have experience of supervising junior solicitors 

  • Will have strong guardian links 

How to apply for this Childcare Panel Solicitor role 

If this sounds like the job for you, you can apply via this website by clicking ‘Apply’ above.  

Alternatively, to learn more about this opportunity or to register your interest, contact Paula on 03300 245 606 or email

Paula is a Principal Consultant here at Realm and our family recruitment specialist. She works with family solicitors at all levels and has connections with family departments across the North West, Yorkshire and the Midlands. As a result of her in-depth knowledge of the family law market, she is perfectly placed to help you take your next step. 

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