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Education Lawyer

  • Location

    East Anglia, England

  • Sector:

    Legal, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

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  • Consultant:

    Leah Edgar

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    3 month+

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We are recruiting for a Lawyer to join the Public Law and Standards Team within a large, well respected Local Authority based in East Anglia.

My client is looking for a Lawyer to undertake Education Law work, with a particular focus on Special Educational Needs tribunal work.

You will be joining a well supported, experienced team, therefore this is great opportunity for an indivdual to develop their skillset within this area of law.


  • Providing high quality legal advice
  • Assistance and representation to the Council on legal matters relating to one or more areas of law, e.g. Child protection, Adult care and safeguarding, Mental Capacity, Mental Health, Education (including SEN)
  • Assist in meeting the educational needs of children and protecting their constitutional rights
  • Meeting with clients, and recommending local service providers, evaluators, and psychologists and other professionals
  • Undertake advocacy at civil and criminal courts and at tribunals (eg SEN tribunals and Employment tribunal)

As there will be training involved, I would advise those who have experience of Social Services (Adults/Mental Health) with some familarity of Education Law to apply. With this is in mind, this would be a fantastic role for both newly qualified and experienced individuals.

The Local Authority has good transport links and the role would be over a good length of contract.

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 Leah Edgar in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion.

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