Education Solicitor / Supervisor

London (City of), London (Greater)
11 Jun 2024
09 Jul 2024
Job Title
PQE Level
2-4, NQ
Contract Type
Full Time

Role: Education Solicitor / Supervisor

A Leading law firm looking to recruit dedicated and experienced Solicitors for highly sought permanent position.

Gemini Recruitment are currently partnering with a large and established law firm. Our client serves corporate entities and private individuals in over 25 practice areas from offices throughout London and across England and Wales.  Our client’s accomplishments are acknowledged and recommended in The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, as a top tier firm.

Our client holds the Investors in People Gold Accreditation Quality Standard Mark and is LEXCEL, Cyber Essentials Plus and ISO 27001-2013 accredited and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. 

Education Law Department Background:

Education law can be very complex and difficult to work through and to know what the right approach and solution for your child is. Our Client's specialist advisors offer comprehensive legal advice and support as well as one-off urgent legal advice to deal with an immediate crisis and deal with associated social care issues.

The department works with guardian and parents to find the right solutions for their child to ensure they receive the education and educational support appropriate for them. This includes assisting children who have been unfairly excluded from school or college providing valuable advice and assistance throughout the process. They also advise and assist institutions and individuals on Academy conversions, Academy company secretarial services, Health and safety, Parental disputes and Safeguarding. They are dedicated to our clients and support family members and advocates in educational and social needs.

Main Responsibilities of the Role:

  • Report directly to Department Director
  • Professional pro-active approach, strong client care skills and a sensitive and sympathetic understanding of clients’ needs
  • Responsible for all aspects of Education Law matters and on occasions, where appropriate providing technical expertise and guidance to other team members
  • Assisting with Education Law matters including Special Education Needs matters (SEN), School admission appeals, some adult social care issues, social care judicial review
  • Academy conversions, Academy company secretarial services, Health and safety, Parental disputes and Safeguarding
  • Ability to manage appropriate caseload types and complexities
  • Maintaining accurate time costing procedures
  • Ensuring compliance with file management.

Key Skills Required:

  • Must have a clean, valid Practicing Certificate at the time of applying
  • Committed team player and adapt well to new challenges
  • Previous proven supervisory experience and working to key performance indicators
  • Professional with a pro-active approach; excellent client care skills and ability to deal with client matters in a sensitive manner and resolve complicated practicalities
  • Excellent networking and communication skills with the ability to successfully market the Company and generate new business
  • Ability to use own initiative and sound judgment
  • Clear understanding and application of Education Law specifically Special Education Needs matters (SEN), School admission appeals
  • Essential that candidates have previous experience in the areas of education and adult social services l
  • Excellent IT Skills -familiar with Microsoft Office applications and document management skills

This list is not exhaustive and there may be other duties as reasonably required.

On offer is an attractive salary package, a supportive team environment and real prospects for promotion. The Company will allow hybrid-working in accordance with the company policy.

About Gemini Recruitment and Equal Opportunities:

Gemini Recruitment is a leading recruitment agency specialising in legal recruitment. We provide a highly focused service specialising in placements for Solicitors, Legal Executives, Trainee Solicitors, Paralegals and Legal Support Staff. We have intimate knowledge of specific opportunities in the legal market across the UK.

The recruitment process will fully comply with GDPR and other applicable laws. Background checks including CRB / DBS checks will establish your eligibility to work in the UK and suitability to the role.

If this sounds of interest, apply now for one of our agents to contact you.

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