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Family Lawyer

  • Job reference: EC2407FAMOLDH
  • Location: Greater Manchester
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified
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Job description: FAMILY LAWYER

Location: Greater Manchester
Job Type: Locum
Area of Expertise: Local Authority Family Law
Salary: £30-40LTD DOE

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Family Lawyer to work with a local authority in Greater Manchester on a full time contract for 3 months with a possible extension. You will be expected to run your own caseload of family matters and attend Court in Manchester. The ideal candidate will be comfortable conducting their own advocacy and be familiar with the provisions of Family Law in a local authority setting.
Responsibilities:
*Advise the Council, Executives, Committees, Officers and departments on legal matters relating to Social Services and Education
*Attend evening meetings as and when required
*Draft and settle legal documentation in particular with reference to Children's Social Care and Education matters
*Give clear guidance to each team specific to their area of expertise
*Represent the department externally
*Participate in departmental working groups
*Supervise unqualified staff
*Train social workers and education staff in the law and procedures associated
Requirements:
*Degree or equivalent
*CRB Standard Disclosure required
*Experience in local authority Family Law essential
*Solicitor 2 years' PQE+
*Childcare Panel member desired

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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