Child Care Paralegal

Simpson Millar


Advertised Salary: Up to £21,000

Ref#: 140075

Date published: 20-May-2022

Child Care Paralegal

We are currently looking to recruit an empathetic, yet ambitious, Paralegal to join our Public Law Child Care Team based in our Bristol office.

You will be working to support our fee earners on their cases, primarily on matters involving children whose care is the subject of social work involvement. 

What we are looking for:

We are looking for a candidate with a caring and enthusiastic personality, a warm interpersonal manner and the ability to sympathetically engage with clients who may be experiencing severe stress, are often vulnerable and can struggle to understand their situation and the complexity of court proceedings. 

It would desirable for a candidate to have successfully completed a law degree and PGDL / LPC/ BPTC however this in not essential. 

The role will include:

  • General communication and meeting with clients
  • Handling new client enquiries
  • Drafting letters and witness statements
  • Preparing and updating court bundles
  • Arranging instruction of experts
  • Attending Court to assist Counsel
  • Court Advocacy at less complex direction appointments 
  • Submitting legal aid applications and liaising with the LAA

Salary: Up to £21,000 per annum (DOE) plus bonus

This role offers a hybrid working arrangement: 50/50 split between home and office depending on client meetings. 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and other benefits.

 Key words: Paralegal, Childcare, Legal

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