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Childcare Paralegal

  • Job reference: LSCLSA0312
  • Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Non-Qualified, Support Staff
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Job description: Service Care Legal are currently recruiting on behalf of a Wiltshire based local authority who are seeking a Legal Support Assistant to join their Childcare legal team on a contract basis. This is a fantastic opportunity for people starting off in their legal career or those looking to work within a local authority setting to advance their respective careers.

The main purposes of the role will be to:

*To provide a comprehensive legal support to the child care team and the legal department as a whole
*Cases will include Care Proceedings, Adoption matters, Revocations and Discharge Proceedings and private law matters
*Assisting the legal team to offer legal services to members and officers of the Council in terms of transactional work
*Providing and preparing legal advice and legal documentation
*The role will require the post holder to carryout functions as required by the fee earners within the litigation team and legal department

The ideal candidate would be someone who:

*Has at least 6 month worth of Paralegal or Legal Assistant experience, ideally within a Childcare Law capacity
*Has a legal related qualification such as the LPC, LLM or LLB. This would be advantageous but not essential
*Strong organisational and time management skills
*Someone who is able to work on sensitive cases and work well within a team

If this sounds like an opportunity of interest, please feel free to reach out to Lloyd Stanley on 01772 208969, or email We also welcome referrals for this position, where a successful recommendation would be worth £250.