£38000 - £48000 per annum
7 months ago
12 Months Fixed Term Contract
£37,000 - £48,000 D.O.E
Childcare Lawyer is required to join a local authority based in Bedfordshire for a fixed term contract of 12 months however there is scope for further extension thereafter.
Our client is looking for candidates who are qualified as a Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive that ideally have experience of undertaking public childcare cases however would be open to hearing from candidates that have experience in family or private childcare that is looking to move into public childcare. We would be interested to hear from candidates with private practice or public sector experience. This is a great training and development opportunity with support not only from your Manager but to receive an excellent support network within the team.
You will be undertaking a caseload of public care proceedings on behalf of one local authority. You will receive excellent paralegal support which will be shared with one other lawyer who will be able to assist you with drafting documentation and day to day running of your files. You will receive excellent support from the Principal and Senior Lawyer in the team to get up to speed and an excellent training programme. Conducting advocacy is encouraged but you will receive training and support with this should you lack in experience in this area. Our client also has in-house barristers who can undertake the more complex advocacy and allow you time to focus on your cases.
You will be exposed to a real range of public care cases which will allow you to develop and grow as an experienced childcare lawyer. This local authority is a progressive and organic organisation which will take time to invest in you and allow you to develop throughout the organisation.
We encourage interested applicants seeking part time or full time to apply immediately to be considered for short listing. Alternatively should you require further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying please contact Chelsey Newsom in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion.
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