HMCTS Legal Adviser in training (Qualified Solicitor or Barrister)

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The role

As a qualified Solicitor or Barrister entering HMCTS you will start as a Legal Adviser in Training and follow the Judicial College’s Legal Adviser training programme. You will gain the particular experience needed to advise magistrates in the Family Court on relevant law, practice and procedure and to facilitate judicial decision-making and judgement writing.

You will work alongside other legal advisers, staff and judiciary to manage cases in and out of the courtroom. You will be expected to work toward the legal adviser career milestones and gain the experience required to be authorised in the exercise of relevant judicial functions under the Family Procedure Rules Part 2 Rule 2.5.

The role offers a wide range of career opportunities within legal operations as well as wider roles in management, training and project delivery. The role also offers excellent and unique opportunities for post holders to gain experience which is relevant to judicial competencies.

Candidate specification

Candidates for this post must meet the qualification requirements (Solicitor or Barrister) as detailed in the full job description. HMCTS is an inclusive employer and applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified lawyers. The role is particularly suited to those who are NQ-4 years PQE looking to progress a career as a specialist family lawyer.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the requisite skills, knowledge and behaviours outlined in the full job description.

Candidates are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Civil Service Success Profile Framework used in the recruitment and selection process.

How to apply

To read the full job description / candidate information pack (including details of Civil Service Pension and benefits) and to submit an application, click the link below.

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