BCL Legal Recruitment
0845 241 0933

Child Law Paralegal

York and North Yorkshire
£17,000.00 - 21,000.00
Private Practice
Contract Type:
Permanent role
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Child law Paralegal, York

A unique opportunity has arisen for a child law paralegal to join a legal 500 practice in York city centre. Working closely with recommended solicitors and a Chambers rated partner you can look forward to excellent prospects and opportunities to develop within this team.

This team of experienced solicitors and fee earners deal with all areas of law relating to children. They regularly represent children and parents in Court proceedings and have a specialism in the following areas:

- Adoption
- Care Proceedings
- Child Arrangements Order
- Emergency Orders
- International child disputes
- Injunctions
- Guardianship

As a child law paralegal you will be expected to work closely with fee earners and solicitors in the department. Alongside general administrative tasks, you will be responsible for:

- Creating bundles
- Liaising with clients, local authorities, foster carer and other solicitors
- Complete documents including APP 5, APP 8 and Notice of Acting
- Calculate advocacy costs and prepare files for Costs Draftsmen

The suitable child law paralegal will have the following:

- Previous experience working within a family/child law team
- An understanding of Child Law processes
- Familiarity with case management
- Understanding of CCMS and legal aid funding
- Ideally, you will have some experience in costs, but this is not essential as training will be provided

This role would suit a paralegal with an interest and experience in family/child law matters. You will be looking to develop within a highly regarded team that includes panel members and chambers rated partners. Progression is available for the right person, but you will be looking to remain within the department long term.

If you're interested in this role, please apply now or forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us.
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