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Childcare Lawyer - South West England (Local Authority)

  • Job reference: LSCCL/2705
  • Location: South West England
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified
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Job description: Service Care Legal are working alongside a local authority based in the South West of England, who are looking for a Childcare Lawyer to join their team. This role has come about due to an increase in workload.

ROLE:Childcare Lawyer
LOCATION:South West England
RATE:£30ph to £40 per hour (umbrella)
CONTRACT:June 2020 start, initial 6 months

Please note that this role will be working from home for the foreseeable future, but once restriction are lifted you will be expected to undertake office work.

The Role

*To work around 20 active caseloads of public childcare law matters, although this is likely to increase later in the year
*Caseloads are a mix of care cases, placement applications, pre-proceedings and applications such as discharge of care orders
*Once restrictions are lifted, you may be required to attend court when required
*To attend court hearing when required/able to do so (depending on restrictions)

The Person

*A qualified Solicitor, Legal Executive or Barrister with at least 2 years' PQE
*Previous experience of working within a local authority is essential
*Someone who has undertaken their own advocacy and an in-depth technical understanding of current childcare law
*Strong time management and personal skills are essential

If you wish to discuss the opportunity further at length, please reach out to Lloyd Stanley on 10772 208969 or email Lloyd.stanley@servicecare.org.uk