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Childcare Advocate

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  • Sector:

    Public Sector & Not-for-Profit, Legal

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  • Consultant:

    Leah Edgar

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 month+

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  • Liquid error: internal

Are you an experienced Childcare Advocate ready for a new challenge? This could be for you!

The successful Advocate will be joining a strong, stable team of Advocates within a large London Borough over a good length of contract. My client is seeking a Barrister or Solicitor Advocate who is committed to supporting and advising Children's Services and has the experience of:

  • Conducting lengthy and complex hearings o such as Fact Findings, medical and non accidental injury cases and contested final hearings of more than 3 days in all Tribunals and Courts including the before the High Court
  • Making professional evaluation of all legal aspects with minimal supervision and guidance
  • Presenting complex arguments before courts, tribunals, committees or sub-committees effectively
  • Building nd maintaining credible professional relationships with Council colleagues and clients, external Partners and stakeholders such as neighbouring Local Authorities, Barristers chambers, Courts and experts
  • Providing training to the client and to legal colleagues

This role does not require holding a caseload and the hearings will all be operated on a remote basis.

The successfull candidate will ideally have Local Authority experience, however I would encourage those from a private background to still apply.

If you feel that you have the relevant experience for this role, please do send your CV across to leah.edgar@sellickpartnership.co.uk. Candidates on longer notice will be considered due to the market being so busy and ciients are sometimes happy to wait for the right candidate.

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