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Assistant Solicitor – Child Care (2-3 years PQE)

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Parker Rhodes Hickmotts is a long-established law firm that has four offices across Yorkshire and a total team of around 75 employees.

We are currently seeking to appoint an Assistant Solicitor, specialising in Child Care, to join our well established Family department.

This role will be based at our town centre office on Moorgate Street in Rotherham.
There are currently four fee earners and four support staff in the department and this role will be working closely with an experienced Child Care Solicitor.

Ideally we are looking for someone who is at least 2 – 3 years PQE with previous experience of dealing with Child Care matters.

The ideal candidate will be expected to work with the Senior Solicitor to:

• undertake existing and new public and private children matters on behalf of children, parents and other relevant parties, in-line with the guidelines, policies and procedures detailed in the Firm’s Office Manual, and develop links with Children’s Guardians for the South Yorkshire Court area;

• handle all client matters in a professional and efficient way, ensuring clients and those associated with the case are informed regularly of the current position. Attend clients, Court and Judicial Hearings as required;

• keep expenditure within budget limits, as agreed with clients or within the criteria as set by the Legal Aid Agency;

• achieve personal fee-earning and chargeable hours targets, which will be revised annually, and effectively contribute to the team performance targets;

• undertake personal development within the criteria specified by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and associated professional bodies.

• actively keep up-to-date with case law and changes in legislation which may affect areas of specialism.

• undertake all duties in-line with Professional Standards and the Firm’s policies and procedures;

• be fully IT literate, have excellent organisational, advocacy and both written and oral skills.

This is a permanent position. The contracted hours are 9am to 5:15pm Monday to Friday.

Salary will be competitive and will be dependent on qualifications and experience. The Firm operates a performance-related bonus scheme.

Please send CV and brief covering letter to

Closing date: 30th June 2017

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