A local authority based in South London are seeking an interim Childcare Lawyer for an initial 6 month period.
The local authority embraces diversity, change and innovation and are not only regarded as being forward thinking with their approach but also pride themselves on delivering a high quality service.
About the Childcare Lawyer position
The successful candidate will be expected to carry out the following duties:
• 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 successful Childcare Lawyer will not only have previous childcare experience gained from either the public or private sector, but will also be ambitious, driven by delivering a high quality service and be able to work under pressure. This is a hybrid working position with attendance required in the office 2 days per month.
A current practising certificate will be required to be considered for the role.
The role is paying between £50-60 per hour.
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