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Childcare Lawyer

  • Job reference: JHCCLMC/2508
  • Location: Medway, Kent
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified
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Job description: An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Child Care Lawyer to join a Local Authority in Kent on a temporary basis. They are looking for an experienced Childcare Lawyer to join their Legal Services to assist with the ever growing and critical Childcare caseload.
The role will include working with a very diverse caseload in areas such as Child protection, Adult care and safeguarding, Mental Capacity, Mental Health, Education.
Duties and Responsibilities
*Undertaking your own substantial caseload of childcare matters.
*Acting as a source of expertise to colleagues to assist other members of the team.
*Providing a high quality of representation to the Council on matters relating to Child protection, Adult care, Mental Health and Education.
*Drafting legal letters and legal agreements to meet tight deadlines in regards to childcare cases.
Experienced Required
*You must be a qualified Barrister or Solicitor, however they are willing to consider a highly experienced Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives.
*At least 1 year PQE working with matters relating to Childcare.
*You must have experience of advocacy
*Ideally candidates will come from a Local Authority background however candidates with strong Childcare experience working within a Private Practice may also be considered.

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