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Childcare Advocate

Job Description

Childcare Advocate

Service Care Legal are currently working alongside a bustling local authority, based in Berkshire, which is looking for a highly skilled and experienced Childcare Advocate to join their Joint Legal Team. As a shared service, this local authority cases across many different aspects of public children law for six separate client authorities.

ROLE: Childcare Advocate

LOCATION: Berkshire

RATE: £50-£55ph

CONTRACT LENGTH: 3 months ongoing

Key Responsibilities

  • Advocate at all levels of the Family Court, Court of Protection and Education Tribunals
  • Work closely with the childcare lawyer who has conduct of the case
  • Assist in case preparation and strategic planning to achieve the best outcome for the case
  • Cover hearings on behalf of the whole team


  • Qualified solicitor or barrister with at least 3 years of experience in public children law
  • Extensive knowledge of the Family Court, Court of Protection and Education Tribunals
  • Excellent advocacy skills


  • Competitive salary
  • Opportunity to work with an experienced team
  • Remote working for all advocates' meetings
  • In-person hearings when required

If this Childcare Advocate vacancy sounds like an opportunity of interest for you or someone you know, then please feel free to reach out to Hugh Barnes on 01772208969, or email

We also welcome referrals for this position, where a successful recommendation would be worth £250.