The Scottish Child Law Centre offers Fellowships to fully qualified Scots Law solicitors. Fellows are usually solicitors who want to use their expertise to enhance awareness of children's rights in their area of practice or to expand their services or practice to be child client inclusive. Click here to read personal stories from our Fellows.
- Fellows are fully qualified solicitors with experience in child and family law or experience in other areas of law which impact on children (e.g. immigration, mental health, disability/equality or administrative law).
- Ideally fellows will hold a current practice certificate.
- Fellowships are unpaid voluntary positions for which no remuneration or expenses can be paid.
- They are 'in-house' positions in as much as a fellow would be expected to be present in the Centre for one three hour session each week during normal office hours.
- Fellowships can be open ended for a minimum period of at least one month.
- Or for a fixed period, but the length of the fixed period must be known and agreed in advance.
- Fellowship duties will consist mainly of research project participation and support, but may also include general administration duties and organisation of and participation in fundraising events.
- Generally speaking, there will be no direct contact with clients or representation work.