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Public Children Law Solicitor/Legal Executive

Full Time - Permanent

Job Title

Public Children Law Solicitor/Legal Executive

Job type

Full Time - Permanent


£35,000 to £50,000 dependent on experience




2 weeks ago

Hibberts LLP are a long-established and accredited North West firm, where client care is of the highest priority. The firm is renowned for the delivery of a personal, professional and practical service. Hibberts LLP prides itself on its commitment to offering traditional and personal services and is noted for its specialist family law departments, offering advice and representation to both parents, children and their guardians. Our head of the child care team is a member of the Law Society Children Panel and our childcare legal team have been recognised for their excellence by the Law Society with a recognised quality standard for practitioners representing children in children law proceedings.

The Role

Hibberts LLP are thrilled to announce an expansion to their established and dynamic Children/Care team.  They seek a Solicitor/Legal Executive to work collaboratively with an experienced team and handle a range of public children matters involving local authorities. Dependent on experience you will also perform your own advocacy.

The position offered is full-time and will be based at our Crewe offices. The small but unparalleled Care Team includes a head of department and a Legal Executive, together with dedicated and experienced support staff.  The successful candidate will benefit from a collaborative and supportive team and personal development.

In this role, you will run a varied and interesting caseload consisting of pre-proceedings, applications for emergency protection orders, care or supervision orders and placement orders and discharge of care orders.

The Successful Candidate

The successful candidate will have experience working in this niche area of law, and they will have knowledge and experience with the Public Funding system (Legal Aid). You will be able to manage your own case load, whilst demonstrating exceptional time management and organisational skills as well as being able to work autonomously and effectively.  You will be client-focussed in your approach, effective and confident in your communication with colleagues and clients alike.

Candidates should apply if they have a minimum of 3 years PQE as a Public Children Law Solicitor or Legal Executive.  Ideally they will already be on the Law Society’s Accredited Children Panel or are interested in working towards accreditation. They will have excellent communication skills in communicating with Clients, Local Authorities, other professionals and colleagues.

Hours & Salary

  • Working Hours: Monday-Friday, 36.25 hours
  • Holidays: 33 days inclusive of bank holidays and Christmas Firm Closure.
  • Salary: £35,000 to £50,000 dependent on experience
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire.


Application details

Please apply in strictest confidence with a copy of your CV and covering letter by email only to Mrs Rachael Hodgkins, 25 Barker Street, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5EN on reh@hibberts.com

Essential Requirements

Candidates should apply if they have a minimum of 3 years PQE as a Public Children Law Solicitor or Legal Executive.

Company Benefits

  • Hybrid Working
  • Fee Earner Bonus Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Benefit Scheme
  • Friendly working environment
  • Free Car Parking

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