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Senior Lawyer - Adult Social Care

  • Location

    Devon, England

  • Sector:

    Legal, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

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  • Salary:

    £43857 - £47841 per annum + excellent package

  • Consultant:

    Natalie Ferguson

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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Senior Lawyer - Adult Social Care

Salary £43,857 - £47,841 D.O.E

Relocation package available subject to terms and conditions

Full time or part time working will be considered

Sellick Partnership is currently recruiting a senior adult social care lawyer to join a local authority in the heart of Devon on a permanent basis. You will be part of a thriving adult social care team. This a fast paced and varied role where your contribution will play a huge role in ensuring successful outcomes for the vulnerable adults concerned.

Duties include:

  • Primarily dealing with Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards challenges and Mental Capacity Act decision-making
  • Assisting in other areas of Adult Social Care including Ordinary Residence disputes, Care Act duties and Mental Health Act matters
  • Overseeing the whole process of each case from pre-proceedings through to completion of the final hearing

About you:

You will be a practising solicitor, barrister or Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, and have demonstrable post-qualification legal experience. Local Government experience is not essential but some experience of advising on the Mental Capacity Act is required for this post.


Working in a public sector legal environment offers many advantages over private practice. There are no billing targets and the flexible working policy enables some flexibility in working hours, along with the possibility of homeworking - ensuring that you are able to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

  • 24 days annual leave rising to 28 after 5 years' service plus bank holiday and public holidays
  • Access to the attractive Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working opportunities, including flexitime and homeworking opportunities
  • Personal development opportunities

This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in some interesting work alongside joining a legal team who promote personal development and a healthy work/life balance.

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience for this adult social care role, please apply now or contact Natalie Ferguson in our Manchester office for more information.

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