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Advocate (Childcare)

14 June 2022 | Category

Location –  Northampton

Contract Type – Full Time (37 hours) Permanent

Salary Range (Senior Lawyer): £44,261.25 – £50,366.25 DOE

Salary Range (Lawyer): £37,647.50 – £43,752.50 DOE


  • Consider and implement the instructions of the client within the Court arena and at meetings in a client focused and professional manner, using initiative and application of procedure in forming complex judgements on issues that have a major impact on the client, vulnerable adults, parents and children throughout their lifetime.
  • Research and analyse information gathered within proceedings, to enable high quality legal advice to be provided to the client in an accurate and timely manner, whilst ensuring that strict deadlines are met.
  • Research law and procedure to a high professional standard and keep abreast of legal developments. Formulate and present quality legal argument to the Court on behalf of the client, both orally and in writing, within hearings of varying lengths. Arguments will be devised following consideration of voluminous documents and extrapolation of key facts and issues.
  • Documents will be drafted accurately and will address the salient issues. Oral and written arguments will be presented to a high standard.


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We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with initiative, a proactive approach to problem solving and a real commitment to the job. In return for this we can offer you an excellent benefits package alongside a flexible, modern working environment equipped with the technology needed to enable you to balance the pressures of a busy role.

Pathfinder Legal Benefits

  • Local Government Pensions Scheme – considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates.
  • Flexible working arrangements – we offer flexible hours and remote working with the aim to give everyone a balanced work / life ratio.
  • Family Friendly policies including excellent Maternity, Paternity and Adoption entitlements.
  • A generous minimum annual leave entitlement of 25 days, plus public holidays. With the option to purchase more annual leave!

To apply for this position please send your CV and a supporting covering letter to

Closing date for applications: 8th July 2022 @ midday

Interviews for this role will take place w/c 11th July 2022

Number of vacancies for the role: 1

PLEASE NOTE: we will only accept applications where a supporting covering letter and a CV is submitted.