Locum Childcare lawyer

Location
West Midlands
Salary
£30 - £38 Per Hour
Posted
07 Oct 2016
Closes
04 Nov 2016
Ref
EFB/6496400
Contact
Emily Bulman
Job Title
Lawyer
Practice Area
Child Law
PQE Level
10+, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time


Our client, a West Midlands based Local Authority is seeking to recruit a Childcare Lawyer to join their in house legal team on a locum basis. This position is offered on a full time basis with the post holder working around 37 hours each week. The contract is guaranteed to last a minimum of 6 months but is likely to be extended beyond this initial period.

Duties will include:

  • Handling a busy caseload of Child Protection cases including interim care orders and emergency protection orders under the Public Law Outline
  • Dealing with Care and Adoption proceedings
  • Undertaking advocacy in both the County Court and Family Proceedings Court for contested and final hearings


The ideal candidate will be :

  • A qualified Solicitor, Barrister or FCILEx with a current Practicing Certificate
  • Able to demonstrate an up to date knowledge of public childcare law in a local government context
  • A confident advocate with strong communication skills
  • Able to prioritise work and manage a complex caseload with minimum supervision
  • Used to working with IT systems and drafting statements without legal assistant support


In return a highly competitive hourly rate of £30 - £38 per hour is offered, dependant upon experience.
For further information, please contact Emily Bulman or Philippa Turner 


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