Children Panel Solicitor

Applications are invited from experienced Children Panel solicitors to join our team of specialist child care solicitors based at our Central London Office.

Established in 1999, Creighton & Partners is a specialist family law firm with offices in Central London, South London and Staines-Upon Thames.

We are listed in Chambers as ‘experts in their field’ with solicitors who are described by their clients as ‘very easy to understand’. Creighton & Partners offer a unique specialist service representing children, Children’s Guardians, parents and local authorities in complex public law child protection cases and private family law matters.

We are rated as one of The Times Best 200 Law Firms (Family Category) 2022 and one of our solicitors was recently voted as LAPG’s Legal Aid Lawyer of the year.

Whilst being based in London and the South East, our clients are based across the country as well as abroad, often dealing with international issues, as well as those within England and Wales.

Our Child Care team has a wealth of experience in acting for parents and children involved with social services both pre proceedings and during proceedings. Our team assists with all matters including applications for emergency protection orders, care orders, supervision orders, secure accommodation orders, special guardianship orders (including advice upon support plans), adoption and applications under the Inherent Jurisdiction of the High Court. Many members of our team are members of the Law Society’s Children Panel. All our solicitors are supported by a team of skilled paralegals.

We are committed to providing a full service to our clients and have a team of dedicated solicitor advocates and solicitors with Higher Rights of Audience (Civil).

In return we offer;

28 days annual leave
10 days paid sick leave
A hybrid working model of time in the office balanced by remote working to help achieve a work life balance and to help with family commitments
Access to IT to enable remote and flexible working
A warm, friendly and supportive environment
Payment for renewal of Practising Certificate
Law Society Children Panel Accreditation training and application fees paid
Law Society Children Panel Re Accreditation application fees paid
Access to training to meet your continuing professional development
Electronic library
Paid eye tests
Automatic enrolment onto the Firm’s pension scheme
Cycle to work scheme
Fruit provided in all offices

For further information or to discuss the role please call Dawn Wilson on 020 7973 2233

Please apply with CV and covering letter to Dawn Wilson by email to


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We are always interested in hearing from high-calibre staff who wish to join our team, particularly those with experience in public law and/or on the Children Panel.

We invite you to send your CV by email only to for consideration.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or disability.