Locum Childcare Solicitor

£55 - 60 per hour
16 Jan 2023
07 Feb 2023
Sam Cox
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Locum Childcare Solicitor – Predominately Remote Working – £60 per hour umbrella – East Midlands

Venn Group’s specialist legal team are currently working with an established Local Authority in the East Midlands who are recruiting for a Locum Childcare Lawyer to join their legal department.

This is a full-time position however candidates with part-time availability may also be considered. The role is offered for a period of 3-6 Months with a possibility of a further extension and will be worked on a primarily on a remote basis with occasional attendance at hearings being a possibility.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive to become part of a forward thinking, proactive Local Authority.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience working within Local Government and Childcare Law and be comfortable to conduct their own advocacy.

Duties may include:

  • Managing a busy and varied caseload of Childcare cases to include all pre-proceedings matters
  • Advising at LPM and PLO meetings
  • Performing own advocacy
  • Advising client departments on complex issues concerning Childcare Law
  • 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 related to childcare matter
  • Investigating and advising on implications of changing legislation, case law and codes of practice and policy and provide briefing notes and training for colleagues and client officers.

Venn Group is an equal opportunities employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates. All salaries and PQE ranges stated serve only as a guide and all applicants will be considered on their individual merits.

Locum Childcare Solicitor – Predominately Remote Working – £60 per hour umbrella – East Midlands

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