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Vacancy with the Family Justice Council: applications invited from junior barristers

Date:13 JAN 2020
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A vacancy has arisen on the Family Justice Council for a Junior Barrister. The Family Justice Council is an inter-disciplinary 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.

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The successful applicant  will have substantial experience as a practising barrister specialising in family work. They 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. They 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 four times a year and much of its work is done through its working groups. The appointment is for three years and is offered without remuneration. Reasonable travelling and other expenses are payable.

Further information on the Council and its current work can be found on its webpage.

Applications must be submitted by COP 4 March 2020. Interviews are scheduled to take place on 7 April 2020 in London.

For full details and an information pack please go to: contact Paula Adshead, Family Justice Council, Room EB01, Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London WC2A 2LL, tel: 020 7947 7950 or email: fjc@justice.gov.uk

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