Childcare Advocate Solicitor

London (Central), London (Greater)
£45-65 per hour DOE
03 Jun 2024
01 Jul 2024
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time

LAW Absolute is working with a local authority in South London who are seeking a Childcare Advocate Lawyer for an initial period of 6-12 months. This is a locum role to start as soon as possible.


As an organisation, 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 Advocate position


Childcare Advocates will join the council’s advocacy unit and will be responsible for providing high level advice and assistance for the legal department. You will work alongside a team of expert Advocates who are either trained Barristers or Solicitor Advocates. You will advocate on a range of cases to include non- accidental injury, child sex abuse and court of appeal cases. The role will offer the successful Childcare Advocate an interesting and varied practice.


Childcare Advocates within the team do not carry a caseload as the primary purpose of the position is advocacy. It is essential that you can show previous experience conducting advocacy at final contested hearings lasting at least 5 days. The council’s cases are usually heard within the Central Family Court or The Royal Courts of Justice. It is essential that you support the Principal Lawyer in reducing expenditure on Counsel.


About you


The successful Childcare Advocate will not only have previous childcare advocacy experience but will also be ambitious, driven by delivering a high-quality service and be able to work under pressure. It is important for the client that candidates are committed to this area of law and have a genuine enthusiasm for their work and for working as part of a wider team.

Candidates from both the public and private sector with relevant experience are encouraged to apply for this position, as the council’s current staff is drawn from both sectors.


A current practising certificate will be required to be considered for the role.


Due to the urgent nature of the role, we are seeking candidates available on no more than 6 weeks’ notice.

Please note our advertisements use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.

At LAW Absolute 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 every candidate individually.

If you have not heard from us within a 48 hour timeframe your application has not been successful and your details have not been retained. LAW Absolute acts as an employment business for temporary recruitment and as an employment agency for fixed term contract and permanent recruitment.


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