In-House Solicitor Advocate

England, Greater Manchester
£49590 - £50600 per annum
07 Sep 2023
05 Oct 2023
Jennifer McPhail
Job Title
PQE Level
10+, 2-4, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

In-House Solicitor Advocate

Salary: £49,590 - £ 50,600 per annum

Location: Greater Manchester

Working: Hybrid

Sellick Partnership is delighted to be working exclusively with Greater Manchester Authority to source an In-House Solcitor Advocate to join their Social Care Legal Team. The Council are looking to recruit new members to join its already experienced team within Legal Services and in return you can expect a rewarding career with an organisation that offers a range of attractive benefits and a friendly, flexible, and supportive work environment.

This high performing legal services team has a clear vision to improve outcomes for all children and families within the community. We are looking for someone who shares their vision to add to their successful Social Care team.

Key duties of the In-House Advocate:

The successful In-House Solictor Advocate will be responsible for representation in all types of proceedings, including complex matters. Advocacy will be carried out in the Family Court in respect of the following types of hearings;

  • Contested Interim Care Order
  • Fact Finding
  • Issues Resolution
  • Final
  • Applications for an Emergency Protection Order
  • Applications for a Placement Order or Applications under Section 25 Children Act 1989
  • Adoption
  • Case Management

You will be an integral part of a professional legal team delivering legal advice and support to all aspects of the Council's services, you will be a positive and highly motivated person who is confident, versatile and innovative.

Ideal requirements of the In-House Advocate:

The ideal candidate will be a confident advocate with previous experience of working in a local authority. The ability to communicate effectively, build and maintain positive working relationships with the Court and all stakeholders is essential.

Although candidates with experience of working in a local authority are highly desirable due to the nature of the role, we are very interested in hearing from Childcare Lawyers from private practice, or Barristers, who have handled substantial public childcare matters in court. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a progressive organisation and diversify skillset and experience. You will be a qualified Solicitor/Barrister/FILEX with a current Practising Certificate.


  • Local Government Pensions Scheme - considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates
  • Flexible working - agile working arrangements and unrivalled flexibility in terms of working hours and location
  • A generous minimum annual leave entitlement and additional leave entitlement for long service

How to apply:

To apply, please submit your CV and/or cover letter via this page or alternatively, contact Jennifer McPhail in the Sellick Partnership Manchester office.

Sellick Partnership is proud to be an inclusive and accessible recruitment business and we support applications from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances. We can adapt our processes to accommodate everybody, so please let us know how we can help improve your recruitment experience. Please note, our advertisements use years' experience, hourly rates, and salary levels purely as a guide based on the specific skills set out in the advert. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who can demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. Our Consultants assess based on the experience and skills evidenced on the CV. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website.

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