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Newly Qualified Childcare Lawyer

Newly Qualified Childcare Lawyer
Locum, Full-time
3 month contract, rolling contract
London, Hybrid working
£30 - £35 umbrella rate, per hour

Are you a Newly Qualified or Junior Childcare Lawyer looking to develop your expertise in a well-regarded London local authority?

If you are a Newly Qualified or Junior Lawyer with experience in childcare law then you do not want to miss out on this fantastic opportunity! We are working with a reputable and thriving council to help them find a proactive Newly Qualified Childcare Lawyer to join their welcoming and friendly team on a locum basis.

This is an initial 3 month contract with the view to extend on a rolling basis. This council pride themselves on their training and prgression opportunities, they keep locums on long-term as they look to progress you within your career. They offer predominantly remote working but require the sucessful candidate to be in the office once a fortnight for team days.

The Newly Qualifed or Junior Childcare Lawyer will hold a caseload of child protection matters, including:

  • Care cases
  • Pre-proceedings
  • Attending Legal Planning Meetings
  • Liaising with counsel and other legal parties
  • Working with and advising social workers

Some prior relevant experience in child protection is desirable for this role, but any legal background is welcome, i.e. private practice or public sector.

This is a great opportunity to join this well respected team and get your foot in the door of local government. The council offer all the required training and support, and the team are very welcoming and helpful. Flexible working allows for a good work-life balance, and on offer is a competitive hourly rate.

If interested please apply now through the link, or send through a copy of your CV to maxine.beitler@sellickpartnership.co.uk as they are looking to get someone started as soon as possible.

Should you require further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying please contact Maxine Beitler in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion.

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