Service Care Solutions Ltd

Child Abuse Inquiry - Solicitor

Child Abuse Inquiry Solicitor

A Inquiry based in Scotland is currently seeking a skilled and experienced Child Abuse Inquiry Solicitor to provide advice and assistance to the Scottish Government's Response Unit to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry.

The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing and reviewing evidence, providing briefing to officials and Ministers, instructing Counsel, and attending at hearings.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide advice and assistance to the Scottish Government's Response Unit to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry

  • Prepare and review evidence

  • Provide briefing to officials and Ministers

  • Instruct Counsel and attend at hearings


  • Strong interpersonal skills, an ability to build collaborative working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders, and communicate complex issues effectively

  • An ability to manage, analyse and interpret large volumes of information to make sound decisions and provide clear and high-quality advice

  • An ability to manage your own workload in a flexible way to manage risk, respond to competing demands and priorities and meet set deadlines

  • Knowledge and experience of litigation and/or Inquiry work

  • Knowledge and experience of public law


The ideal candidate should possess a Law degree and have a minimum of 2 year's experience in a similar role, with a Scottish qualified Practising Certificate.

You will need to complete a BPSS clearance.

Additional Information:

The role is based in central Edinburgh, and hearing attendance is predominantly online, but some in-person attendance is also required.

The contract is for 12 months with a possible additional 8 weeks.

Application Process:

If you are interested in this challenging and rewarding role, please submit your CV to Beth Kirby via email: or call 01772208969 for more information.

We do also have a referral bonus of up to £250 so please pass on this information if you know someone else looking for work.

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