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Education Lawyer

  • Sector:

    Public Sector & Not-for-Profit, Legal

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £40 - £43 per hour

  • Consultant:

    Zanub Najmi

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  • Reference:


  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:


Education Locum

£40 - £43 per hour

Fully Remote working

A well-established, award winning Local Authority within the South East of England is seeking an Education Lawyer join their team for an initial 3-6 months period with the view for extension. The council are offering fully remote working and can offer full time hours or part time.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Education Lawyer to join a friendly and supportive team.

The client will consider non-qualified Lawyers but qualified in experience.

Daily tasks for the Education Advocate Lawyer would include but not subject to;

  • Drafting assessment requests and Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SEND) appeals
  • Responsible for preparing all special education Appeals and Disability Discrimination claims against schools
  • Analyse key disclosures to evaluate evidence, costs and court procedure
  • Advise on alternative outcomes and ways to proportionately resolve cases
  • Represent clients at Annual Reviews and observed Tribunals

An Education Advocate lawyer with local authority experience is highly preferable, however our client is willing to consider Contracts lawyers from other backgrounds with transferable skills.

We encourage interested applicants 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 Zanub Najmi in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion.

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