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Childcare Solicitor

Location: TAUNTON, SOMERSET Salary: 16.88 - 40.00 GBP Per Hour
Sector: Legal Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: about 1 year ago Reference: 3040881

South East London
Locum Contract (Extendable)
£30 - £40 per hour

A highly respected and well-regarded local authority is currently recruiting for a locum Childcare Solicitor to join the Legal Services team.
The successful applicant will be responsible for providing a comprehensive legal service for child protection to the Local Authority across its jurisdiction. Your duties will include the following:

• Provide advice, representation and undertake research relating to childcare matters, including; public law care proceedings, adoption, child protection and fostering.
• Carry a caseload of matters in proceedings and pre-proceedings
• Undertake advocacy in the relevant courts and tribunals to include, CMC’s, IRH’s, PLO’s and Direction Hearings
• Attend meetings with expert witnesses
• Prepare briefs to Counsel for more complex hearings
• Attend legal planning meetings when required

The post-holder will prepare complex cases and should have experience conducting advocacy before the court.

The successful applicant will be a fully qualified solicitor or barrister with permission to practice in England and Wales. You will have extensive knowledge of Child Protection and Child Law in England encompassing social services, and a strong understanding of the law relating to Local Government procedures and processes. Ideally candidates will have previous Public Sector experience.

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