Solicitor (Childcare)
Location: Mansfield or Nottingham
Type of Employment: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £35,000 to £48,000

We are currently seeking an experienced and qualified solicitor to join a busy Childcare team in Mansfield or Nottingham. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing advocacy and administrative support to a team of Childcare specialists, as well as managing their own caseload. The role will be based in either Mansfield or Nottingham office, depending on the candidate's preference.


  • Managing a caseload of Childcare cases, including PLO, care proceedings, adoption, contact with children in care applications, etc.
  • Attending court hearings and representing clients in legal proceedings
  • Drafting legal documents and providing legal advice to clients
  • Building and maintaining strong client relationships
  • Keeping up-to-date with changes in legislation and legal procedures
  • Liaising with other professionals involved in Childcare cases, such as social workers and guardians
  • Maintaining accurate records and case management systems
  • Contributing to the development and growth of the Childcare team


  • Qualified solicitor with 1-3 PQE, with meaningful experience of working in a Childcare environment
  • Good knowledge of court procedures and/or related protocols, including PLO, care proceedings, adoption, contact with children in care applications etc.
  • Familiarity with legal aid and ccms
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Strong IT skills and ability to adapt to new software systems
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team


  • Salary commensurate with relevant Childcare experience
  • Online rewards & recognition platform, offering: o 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme o Discounts with over 900 retailers – inc. supermarkets and gym/leisure memberships
  • Pension scheme with employer’s contributions
  • Generous annual holiday entitlement, including a day off for your birthday
  • Support for CPD/education, where appropriate
  • Genuine career opportunities in a fast-growing practice
  • Family-orientated employment policies
  • Friendly, professional office environment – with a choice of either Mansfield or Nottingham – close to transport links and all amenities.

For more information on this role please contact Rob Addy on 0114 2418030 or click apply today with your up to date cv. 

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