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London (with some flexibility)

£61,240 rising to £66,240 after probation

Cafcass supports over 125,000 children and families each and every year, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Our Legal Services Team play a key role in the organisation and our staff to manage potentially complex, sensitive legal situations. We are looking to supplement this busy, unique and highly specialised team by recruiting a 5 year qualified solicitor or barrister.

You will be:

• Representing and advocating for the children who are represented by Cafcass Guardians in the High Court Team

• Giving advice to practitioners when covering the duty line

• Delivering training for practitioners

• Providing legal updates on Cafcass and legislation

• Acting as Advocate to the Court

• Representing Guardians in public law cases where the child has instructed their own solicitor

• Acting for Cafcass in civil claims brought against the organisation

• Providing Legal Advice to Cafcass on policy development and within the context of the organisations delivery priorities.

To be considered for this role applicants will need to be 5+ years PQE Solicitor, (preferably with a Higher Rights qualification but not essential) or a Barrister with 5 years call

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