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Education Lawyer

Job Description

Service Care Legal are working with a South Yorkshire based local authority who are seeking an Education (SEN) Lawyer to join their legal department. The role is required due to an expansion within the team.

ROLE: Education (SEN) Lawyer

LOCATION: South Yorkshire - remote working

RATE: £35 to £40ph

CONTRACT: 3 months ongoing, 35 hours per week

The Role

  • To manage a full caseload from inception to completion related to SEN Law matters
  • Cases will include SEN, Tribunals, Disability Discrimination, School exclusions, judicial reviews and admission appeals
  • To provide other legislative advice to council members when required
  • To occasionally attend hearings where necessary (this can be done remotely)

The Person

  • A qualified Solicitor, Legal Executive or Barrister with at least 2 years PQE within Education Law and specifically SEN Law experience
  • Previous working within a local authority or public body would be highly desirable
  • Candidates must have experience of SEN Tribunals and be able to manage a case load of SEN tribunal cases

If this sounds like an opportunity of interest for you or someone you know, please contact Hugh Barnes on 01772 208969, or email

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