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Bindmans LLP’s Family Law team are looking for two highly motivated solicitors to join our expanding team on either a part-time or full-time basis.

1. Senior international children law solicitor

The successful candidate is required to be a Resolution Accredited Specialist in child abduction or hold the Law Society’s Advanced Accreditation in child abduction and wardship. You should be at least six years PQE with experience in a wide range of children law matters including international private law children.

2. Senior child care solicitor

The successful candidate is required to hold The Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation. You should be at least six years PQE with experience in both public and private law children matters.

Successful candidates will be responsible for developing active and interesting caseloads as well as supervising junior members of the team and should have knowledge and experience of the legal aid scheme. Candidates will also require an excellent track record as a solicitor and a solid academic background.

Overview of key responsibilities

The fee earner is responsible to the Head of the Family Law team, and to the firm as a whole, for the effective and efficient conduct of cases on behalf of clients in accordance with the overall policies and objectives of the firm. The fee earner is also responsible for the proactive development and promotion of the firm’s high standards and reputation. 

All the firm’s qualified fee earners are specialists and although they may have some opportunity to work outside their field of specialism, it is anticipated that the specialist area will account for the majority of their fee-earning work.

Skills & Experience

  • Qualified solicitor or legal executive with an excellent academic background
  • Knowledge of legal aid is essential
  • Experience of supervising fee earners

1. Senior international children lawyer

  • Resolution Specialist Accreditation in abduction or Law Society Advanced Accreditation in child abduction and wardship is essential
  • Experience in child abduction law, international and domestic relocation cases is essential
  • Experience of recognition and enforcement, as well as advising on general jurisdictional issues would be advantageous
  • Experience of international adoption work would be advantageous

2. Senior child care solicitor

  • The Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation is essential
  • Knowledge of and willingness to undertake public and private law children matters
  • Be able to undertake own advocacy
  • Willingness to undertake private paying work essential
  • Experience in adoption work would be advantageous

Equality & Diversity

Bindmans LLP is an equal opportunities employer, committed to increasing diversity in our firm and our wider profession. Applications from candidates, who are BME, have a disability or who are from a less privileged background are particularly encouraged.

How to apply

Please see attached Job Description & Person Specification for each role.

If you are interested in applying, please complete the Recruitment Pack for the position that you are applying for, quoting the respective vacancy reference number. Completed applications should be sent by email to recruitment@bindmans.com.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted for this role. 

STRICTLY NO AGENCY APPLICATIONS  

Contact our Recruitment Team

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