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Junior Adult Social Care Lawyer

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    Public Sector & Not-for-Profit, Legal, In-House, Private Practice

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  • Consultant:

    Leah Edgar

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    3 month+

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  • Liquid error: internal

Do you have experience in Adult Social Care and looking to further your experience within Local Authority? Or do you have the capacity to pick up extra work on a part time basis?

My client is seeking a reliable and passionate individual to join their Adult Social Care team, on a remote basis over a locum contract.

The successful Adult Lawyer will predominantly be providing advice on and the conduct of cases involving adult social services issues, including:

  • General advice to the client department in respect of their obligations under the Care Act 2014;
  • Advising on the Council's responsibilities to persons who have no recourse to public funds, dealing with matters arising under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 including deprivation of liberty safeguards and conduct of Court of Protection cases;
  • Advising on the Council's responsibilities under the Mental Health Act 1983;
  • Dealing with both threats of and extant judicial review proceedings
  • You will also have the opportunity to undertake advocacy at the Court of Protection and County Court


  • Knowledge of the interface between adult social care and NHS duties, including continuing health care would be an advantage
  • The role will also involve children's judicial review work, so knowledge of the Children Act 1989 and other relevant legislation and guidance is required

This is a great opportunity for an Adult or Childcare lawyer (who has some experience in Adult Social Care) looking to build and develop their career within local authority.

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 send your CV to leah.edgar@sellickpartnership.co.uk to be considered for the role.

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