South East England, England
Up to £50 per hour
6 months ago
Up to £50 per hour
Locum/ Part Time
12 month+ - Maternity Cover
A Childcare solicitor or Legal Executive is required to join a supportive South East local authority. My client is looking for an experienced Childcare solicitor or Legal Executive to join them for a 12 month+ maternity cover from October/ November for 3 days per week.
As a Childcare locum you will carry a full Public Childcare caseload, carrying Care and Pre-proceeding cases.
There are 7 lawyers on the team; each lawyer has dedicated Legal Support Officer support, therefore the successful candidate will share an LSO with two other lawyers. There is also a bundle officer who has responsibility for updating the electronic bundles. The LSO will draft applications; arrange meetings and liaise with third parties to manage hearings; book Counsel; update experts etc.
Cases and other responsibilities will include:
- Substance misuse
- Designated authority
- Attending PLO meetings
- Conducting of advocacy (remotely initially)
Required skills and experience:
- Qualified solicitor with a minimum of 3 years PQE experience
- Public Childcare Law experience- this can be in either a local authority or Private Practice setting
- Experience of conducting your own advocacy
Benefits of the role:
- Flexibility working opportunities
- A competitive hourly rate
- A great length assignment
- Fantastic team/ admin support
If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience for this role, please apply now, or contact Amy Swain at Sellick Partnership on 0161 834 1642, or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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