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Service Care Legal are currently recruiting on behalf of a local authority, based in the West Midlands, which is seeking a Paralegal to join their Childcare Legal team. This is a fantastic opportunity for experienced Legal Assistants to establish and build upon their public sector experience. Please find below further details about the role:

ROLE: Childcare Paralegal
LOCATION: West Midlands, remote
CONTRACT: 3 months, ongoing. 35 hours per week.
RATE: Up to £18-£22 per hour

The Role:

  • To provide administrative and clerical support to the Legal Services team, particularly in the Childcare Litigation team
  • Drafting all applications, threshold documents, arranging counsel, obtaining agency and other relevant evidence and chasing this while liaising with a wide range of professional services
  • Deal with your own caseload of s7/s37 private proceedings cases, while using Iken case management system

The Person:

  • At least 12 months of previous experience in a Childcare legal team
  • Experience of drafting routine court documents, carrying out basic court work and drafting and typing responses to enquires
  • Have strong IT literacy with systems including MS Word, Excel and team
  • Experience of working in a performance management environment with the ability to work with deadlines and timescales

If this sounds like an opportunity that is right for you, 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.