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Family Justice Council has a vacancy for a Family Private Law Solicitor


Can you help deliver better justice for families?

The Family Justice Council is an interdisciplinary advisory body whose members are drawn from a cross section of those who work, use or have an interest in the family justice system. They include judges, lawyers, doctors, social workers, academics and civil servants.

The Council monitors the effectiveness of the Family Justice System, advising on reforms necessary for improvement and promoting an interdisciplinary approach to family justice in England and Wales. The Council is chaired by the President of the Family Division.


A vacancy has arisen on the Family Justice Council for a Family Private Law Solicitor.  You will have substantial experience as a practising solicitor specialising in private law family work.

You will be able to produce evidence of working, through interdisciplinary consensus, to deliver timely and improved outcomes for families and children who are involved with the family justice system.

You will have experience as a successful team player with contribution at a strategic level and be able to prepare for and attend meetings of the Family Justice Council.

The Council meets in London four times a year and much of its work is done through its working groups. The post is for three years and is offered without remuneration. Reasonable travelling and other expenses are payable.

Futher details

See the vacancy advert and information pack below.

Visit the Family Justice Council webpages (opens in a new tab) for more information.

Applications must be submitted by 12 noon, Monday 14 October 2019. Interviews will take place in London, week commencing 28 October 2019.

For full details and an information pack please contact Ms Daphna Wilson, Executive Assistant, Family Justice Council by email:



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