Locum Childcare Lawyer

£40 - 50 per hour
12 Feb 2021
12 Mar 2021
Midlands - Legal (Emma Walker)
Job Title
Practice Area
Child Law
PQE Level
10+, 2-4, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

Locum Childcare Lawyer – up to £50 per hour – Northern Home Counties – Remote Working


Venn Group's specialist legal team are delighted to be recruiting for a Locum Childcare Lawyer with a Local Authority based in Northern Home Counties.


The team are looking for someone to carry out the role for an initial period of 3 months on a remote working basis for the foreseeable future. Our client is ideally looking for someone to join the team on a full time basis but part time candidates will also be considered.


The ideal candidate will be a Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive with strong and recent knowledge of Childcare Law gained within Local Government.


The successful applicant may be expected to carry out various responsibilities including:


  • Provide Childcare Public Law advice and undertake all aspects of Care Proceedings work

  • Attend and advise at meetings across the County attended by professionals, particularly Legal Planning Meetings and PLO meetings and other similar meetings as directed by the Principal Lawyer and/or Assistant Chief Legal Officer

  • Conduct advocacy before the Family Courts and instruct counsel where appropriate as well as preparation of cases

  • Ensure that decisions made by the client department are lawful and accord with County Council policy

  • maintain an awareness of all relevant legislation, policy and regulations, investigate and advise on implications of changing legislation, case law and codes of practice and policy and provide briefing notes and training for colleagues and client officers


The role is offering an attractive rate of up to £50 per hour umbrella dependent upon experience.


For more information about the position, please contact Connie Ross or Tom Hoult on. Alternatively email your CV to


We look forward to your application.


Venn Group acts as an employment agency and an employment business. Venn Group aim to deliver the highest standards, so you can be assured your application will be handled with professionalism and care.


At Venn Group, we endeavour to respond to all applications within 48 hours.  However due to the volume of applications we receive we may not be able to respond to all applications individually. If you have not heard from us within a 48 hour timeframe your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


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