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Locum Childcare Lawyer

  • Job reference: LSCCL/3107
  • Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified
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Job description: Service Care Legal are looking for a Locum Lawyer to join a local authority based in Ipswich. The role will be within the Childcare team, and be dealing with a wide range of complex and sensitive issues. The assignment is initially for 3 months but has a strong possibility to be ongoing.

ROLE: Childcare Lawyer
RATE: Up to £42.00ph

Please note this role is inside IR35 and the contract is likely to be ongoing.

Job Responsibilities

*To provide Legal advice and to represent the Children services department of the County Council relating mainly to childcare and adoption law
*Provide advice on legal proceedings including briefing counsel where appropriate
*Act as an advocate in the Family Court representing the council
*To deal with child protection cases and advocacy

The Person

*A qualified Solicitor / Lawyer with at least 3 years PQE
*Experienced in dealing with child protection cases is essential, with some advocacy preferable
*Previous experience of working within a local authority is also preferable but not essential

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Lloyd at Service Care Legal on 01772 208 969 or email

Service Care Legal also offers a £250 referral bonus! So if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed.