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Solicitor – Public Law

Salary: £Negotiable

Job Ref: 8029

Location: Tyne & Wear

Contact Name: Vanessa Payne

Contact Tel: 01252 761444

Contact Email: vanessa@ptplegal.co.uk

Due to the continued growth and expansion within their Public Law Department our client is currently recruiting for an experienced qualified Solicitor to work in a specialist practice of community care judicial review and Court of Protection welfare and serious medical treatment cases.

Public Law Department

The Public Law Department is a leader in its field and offers really exciting opportunities to work alongside talented lawyers on high profile, cutting-edge cases – with a number of cases progressing up to the senior courts and Supreme Court.  Current specialisms cover disputes in the health and welfare arena, civil liberties, education, regulatory/commercial judicial review and planning/environmental/local government fields.


The Role

They are looking for a solicitor to focus on community care judicial review and Court of Protection welfare and serious medical treatment cases. Casework in this area includes judicial reviews, court of protection disputes and deprivation of liberty cases. You will have the opportunity to work in a supportive team and alongside experienced and respected practitioners.

Candidates with experience of and a reputation for generating regular referrals of cases in this field and undertaking business development are encouraged to apply. Candidates who undertake their own advocacy or wish to develop the skills to do so are encouraged to apply.

We are a growing business and would be interested to hear from senior individuals, or groups of practitioners, who are looking for new challenges in any of the public law fields.

The Attributes we are looking for

Successful candidates will have excellent client care skills and a sensitive and sympathetic understanding of clients’ needs. The solicitor should have excellent communication skills in order to be able to work effectively with all types of people. Candidates will also be expected to have excellent analytical and organisational skills, be committed to teamwork, take a thorough approach to documenting their work, and have the ability to use their own initiative. The position would suit motivated individuals with intelligence, ambition, lateral thinking skills, sound judgment and confident business development skills.

The solicitor will work in a team under the supervision of a partner but, depending on experience, will be expected to take responsibility for handling a full caseload. Experience of supervising other team members work will be an advantage, but not essential. Experience of working with various funding models including legal aid will be essential.

If you thrive on being busy and can adapt well to new challenges, then you will be given all the training and support you’ll need to help you succeed in these highly rewarding roles. You must be IT literate and attentive to detail, with proven expertise in client care. If you’re a self-motivated solicitor looking for an important role then we’d like to hear from you.

The Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including pension, critical illness cover, health cash plan and death in service benefit.