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Legal Assistant

Job Description

Service Care Legal are currently recruiting on behalf of a Local Authority, based in the Somerset, which is in need of a Legal Assistant to join their Childcare Legal team. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Paralegal/Legal Assistant or Legal Officer interested in public sector work.

ROLE: Childcare Legal Assistant

LOCATION: Somerset - hybrid

CONTRACT: 6 months ongoing

RATE: £15-£16ph

The Role:

  • To provide administrative and clerical support to the Childcare Legal team. This includes drafting all applications, threshold docs, arranging counsel, obtaining agency and other relevant evidence
  • Review all open files in respect of redaction of third party data and to ensure that casework files are updated with email correspondence.
  • To maintain and update case management system and update department case lists

The Person:

  • Someone who has worked as a Childcare Paralegal for a minimum of 6 months
  • Ideally someone who has previously worked for a Local Authority in a Childcare Legal team and, ideally, has used the Iken system
  • Someone who is comfortable working independently in a remote setting


  • Hybrid working
  • Weekly pay
  • Flexible hours

If this Childcare Legal Assistant vacancy sounds like an opportunity that is right for you or someone you know, then don't hesitate to get in touch with Hugh Barnes via email,, or via phone at 01772208969 .

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