Working with us

Jacobs & Reeves are looking to recruit the following:-

An experienced full-time child care Solicitor

We are looking for a candidate to be able to manage the following:-

• Providing a service of legal advice and practice to either a public or private organisation, dependent on the job role. This could include child protection, social care, including special educational needs.
• Legal research and advice. 
• Meeting deadlines 
• Writing clear and concise reports 
• Working as part of a team, as well as independently 
• Handling a wide variety of cases spanning a number of challenging and sensitive areas, such as neglect, abuse or adoption 
• Undertaking advocacy, and instructing counsel where necessary 
• Attending public law and legal planning meetings 

• Ability to make important decisions quickly.
• Communicating well, both orally and in writing 
• Problem solving
• Analytical skills
• Proven experience as a childcare solicitor, or barrister 
• Experience of managing a caseload of public cases under minimum supervision.
• Experience of conducting advocacy
• Any previous experience of attending public law outline of legal planning meetings would be highly beneficial. 

We offer:-

  • A good remuneration package
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Free car parking
  • Generous holiday allowance – including accrual of extra days for length of service.
  • Attractive salary
  • Ongoing monthly training

This is an outstanding opportunity to move to a prominent law firm.

Please forward your CV to Janice Singleton at Jacobs & Reeves, 153 High Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1AU, email;- jsingleton@jacobsreeves.co.uk.


We are a growing law firm and occasionally look for talented individuals from all backgrounds to work with us.

We are happy to receive CV's on a speculative basis. Please send to Janice Singleton at our Poole office (email to: jsingleton@jacobsreeves.co.uk). Any CV's received will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.