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Senior Advocate - Childcare

Location: WEMBLEY PARK, MIDDLESEX Salary: 24.90 - 36.00 GBP Per Hour
Sector: Legal Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 12 months ago Reference: 3110670

A Senior Advocate is required in North West London, 5 minutes’ walk from both Jubilee and Metropolitan Lines. The Advocate will be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Filex and will hold the Qualification of Higher Rights of Audience. This role is based in the Children's Social Care Team and will advocate in court in respect of the childcare work of the team. Detailed knowledge of of circumstances currently affecting local authorities including the Family Justice Review, Equalities Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998 is essential, as is experience in attending court as Senior advocate (Higher Rights of Audience) in the Magistrates Court, Single Family Court and Crown Court, including all hearings up to trial. A track record of achievement in conducting high level and complex casework, including high risk cases is also crucial.

Some other aspects of the role will be:
- Providing high level and proactive expert legal advice to the local authority, its members and officers and to be a point of contact for members and senior officers on all legal matters
- Attend court or tribunals or public inquiries as a Senior Advocate and in particular,
conduct high quality advocacy in the High Court, Family Court, Coroners Court, Crown Court and Magistrate Court, including all hearings up to trial and appeals and including complex hearings.
- Assist in managing and leading staff to achieve high performance and effective operational delivery, including developing and improving staff capability.
- To advise on the Organisation’s powers and its decision making process and ensure the legality of its decision making.
- To deal with corporate complaints and Member enquiries.
To deal with complex individual casework and conduct litigation arising in the area of
responsibility, undertaking advocacy as may be required.

For immediate consideration, please apply online now.


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