Family Law Internship – September 2014


We have a vacancy for an intern in our Family Law Department:

Our work involves representing  clients who face the trauma of the tough  balance between the welfare of children & right to family life and the duty of Social Services to intervene should a child be at risk of harm.

The role will involve preparation of documents for hearings, liaising with experts and other professionals, liaising with clients on the telephone and in person, there will be opportunity to attend professionals meeting and observe advocates at work, the candidate will be required to assist with basic office administration as well as working with our document management system. The intern will gain experience of non means / non merit public funding applications & procedures and the Family Law Protocol providing proactive support to a partner and senior solicitor.

Preference will be given to a candidate who has completed the LPC and has an elective in family law either at under or post graduate level and is able to work  full time 9 – 5.30 pm but applicants who can only offer part time work will be considered. Academic achievement is important to us as is intellectual aptitude demonstrated by other  success during work or education. We are also interested in applicants who have other life or work  experiences  from which they have gained  skills or insights relevant to our work as solicitors in an extremely busy family law department.

Applicants should submit a CV before 21St  September 2014 with a letter (max 300 words) explaining their interest in our work. It is envisaged that the applicant will undertake a one week working, paid, assessment. If successful the candidate will thereafter commence a fixed term contract of 6 months (extendable by mutual agreement) at a salary of £1083.00 pm (pro rated for part time ).

To apply for this position, please send your CV and covering letter to our Office Manager, Claire Kaye, with the subject “Family Law Internship”.