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Permanent Adult Social Care Lawyer

  • £49071 - £54135 per annum + + £5,178 Market Supplement
  • London
  • Permanent
  • Legal, Local Government & Public Sector

Adult Social Care Lawyer

London Borough of Lewisham 

Hybrid working arrangement 

£49,071 - £ 54,135 + Market Supplement (£5,178)

About the Adult Social Care Lawyer position:

Discover yourself in Lewisham where what you do makes a difference to the vibrant and culturally diverse communities! The London Borough of Lewisham is a fantastic place to work with a dynamic and friendly Legal Team.

Sellick Partnership are delighted to be exclusively recruiting for a permanent Adult Social Care Lawyer to join the supportive and sociable Legal Team at the London Borough of Lewisham. Our client is seeking a qualified lawyer who has experience in Adult Social Care Law, preferably from a local authority setting but they are open to applicants from private practice who want to transfer their skills. The role can be worked on a hybrid working basis, and the desired candidate will be expected to attend the office in Catford twice a week.

The main duties of the successful Adult Social Care Lawyer will include:

  • Deputise for the Senior Social Care Lawyer
  • Handling a demanding and busy caseload of predominantly Adult Social Care matters, including court and advice work
  • Advising Social Services clients in person and in writing, on all aspects of relevant legislation
  • Prepare all legal documentation relevant to the caseload, and in particular prepare a wide variety of court documents, and advise on social care law, and assist the Senior Social Care Lawyers and Principal Lawyer in relation to the most complex or specialised matters as and when required
  • Attend all meetings with clients and external parties, professionals' meetings and panels as required, and advise on all aspects of social services work
  • Carry out legal research

The Adult Social Care Lawyer joining this team will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Local Government pension scheme
  • Bike loan and season tickets
  • Significant discounts in local cafes, shops and restaurants
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Supportive staff networks
  • Flexible working


Interested in applying for the Adult Social Care Lawyer role?

This is a brilliant opportunity for an experienced Adult Social Care Lawyer to join a Legal Team with a great reputation. Our client is looking for candidates who are very experienced, ideally with a local government background, the successful candidate must be a qualified lawyer with at least 3 years PQE (Barrister, Solicitor or CILEx), and must hold a current practising certificate.

Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this position, or contact Rayhaneh Tehrani in our Manchester office for an informal discussion about the role.



Lewisham Council is a Disability Confident employer, welcoming and encouraging job applications of all abilities. If you require any reasonable adjustments in the application or interview, please contact us. Lewisham Council will make reasonable adjustments to make sure disabled applicants and those with health conditions are supported throughout the recruitment process. Lewisham Council support the access to work scheme, further details are available at www.gov.uk/access-to-work/apply

Sellick Partnership is proud to be an inclusive and accessible recruitment business and we support applications from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances. Please note, our advertisements use years' experience, hourly rates, and salary levels purely as a guide and we assess applications based on the experience and skills evidenced on the CV. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice on our website.

Rayhaneh Tehrani Associate Director

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