Locum Childcare Solicitor

£45 - 55 per hour
24 Nov 2021
22 Dec 2021
Felicity Woodbridge
Job Title
Practice Area
Child Law
PQE Level
10+, 2-4, 5-7, 8-10, NQ
Contract Type
Full Time

Locum Childcare Solicitor – Fully Remote Working – One to One Legal Officer Support – 3 months initially– £45-£55 per hour Umbrella

Venn Group’s specialist legal team are excited to be recruiting for a Locum Childcare Solicitor to join an excellent Local Authority. This assignment will be for an initial period of three months to cover maternity leave and is able be worked either fully remote or on a hybrid basis. Due to the current workload, the client is seeking a candidate who is available for full time hours.

The ideal candidate would be a Qualified Solicitor who is able to handle a busy caseload of Childcare matters alongside conducting their own advocacy with professional experience gained within Local Government. The position benefits from one to one legal support from a dedicated Legal Officer.

Duties may include:

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

  • Attending 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

  • Conducting advocacy before the Family Courts and instruct counsel and the Council's in-house advocates where appropriate as well as preparation of cases

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

  • Maintaining 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.

An attractive hourly rate of between £45-£55 Umbrella is offered for this position dependant on experience.

For further information, please contact Will Pardoe or Connie Ross on , alternatively please email your CV to 

Locum Childcare Solicitor – Fully Remote Working – Legal Officer Support – 3 months initially– £45-£55 per hour Umbrella

Venn Group is an equal opportunities employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

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, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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