Solicitor - Child Care - To cover work in the Staffordshire area covering Stoke and Stafford Courts


Full time - 35 hours per week: Monday – Friday, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm under our hybrid working policy

Smith Partnership is a leading law firm in the East Midlands. A forward thinking and progressive company employing over 200 staff throughout 6 offices.

An opportunity has become available for a full time Solicitor working within our Child Care Department.

Purpose & Objective of Job:

To manage a varied caseload from initial instruction right through to representation, to ensure high levels of client care and service in all areas of child care law.

Main Responsibilities Include:

  • Taking full instructions from clients
  • Advising clients
  • Advocacy
  • Take and prepare statements
  • Public funding application of all steps necessary to represent clients
  • Time Recording
  • Dealing with correspondence
  • Case Management
  • File review
  • Preparation of bills
  • Maintenance of diaries

Experience And Qualifications Required:

- Qualified Solicitor

Law Degree

- Practising Certificate

Knowledge Required:

- Appropriate area of law

Skills And Personal Attributes Required:

  • Ability to market the firm in accordance with our desired image.
  • Ability to contribute towards the development of the practice as a whole.
  • Personable, good communicator
  • Presentation skills
  • Visionary – must be able to identify and execute strategy / business plan
  • Managerial skills
  • Organisation, planning and time management skills
  • Drive and enthusiasm
  • Ability to give clear, practical advice
  • Able to work under pressure

This is an excellent opportunity to join a progressive East Midlands law firm and to work as part of a challenging and friendly team.

Applications strictly via email enclosing a current CV and covering letter to (

No Agencies please.