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Childcare Lawyer

  • Job reference: EC2507CHILDNEWC
  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified
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Job description: CHILDCARE LAWYER

Location: Newcastle
Job Type: Locum
Area of Expertise: Child Care
Salary: £30+ LTD per hour DOE

You will be working as a Childcare Lawyer within the child social care legal team dealing with all aspects of child care in a public authority setting. The ideal candidate needs experience in all aspects child care law and will be competent in providing detailed and accurate advice accordingly. You will be providing advice across the whole of the Council and affiliated programmes. The placement is for 2 months with a possible extension on a full time basis.


*Provide specialist advice in relation to child law.
*Manage a large caseload
*Conduct care proceedings, pre-proceedings, placement order applications, and private law matters
*Advise on safeguarding of children
*Provide advice to a wide range of service users including external users.
*Attend hearings at Court and other meetings as required.
*Conduct your own advocacy in Court, at tribunals, inquiries and other statutory and legislative hearings.
*Keep up to date on relevant legislation and implement accordingly.

*Qualified Legal Executive or Solicitor
*Local authority experience
*Child social care experience.
*Understanding of local authority governance
*Good drafting skills

Should you wish to discuss this role before applying, please contact Emma Clapham on 01772 208969 or email

The benefits of working through Service Care Legal:
*Exceptional referral bonuses
*Specialist legal recruitment consultants offering single point of contact
*Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email
*Nationwide provider of legal staff to Private Sector and Public Sector organisations

Service Care Legal is a specialist recruitment agency supplying temporary and permanent professionals to Private Practices, Local Authorities and In-house Legal Departments nationwide. We have in-depth experience of recruiting at all levels within the legal industry and consultants who specialise in specific markets to ensure you have a dedicated point of contact who's an expert in your area.

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