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Child Care Advocate

Type: Interim
Location: Bedfordshire, Home Counties North
Pay Details: £30.00- £45.00 per hour
Sector: Private Practice
Experience Level: Lawyer
Reference: HB/026158

Childcare Lawyer needed near Bedford!

We are recruiting to a locum Childcare Lawyer position with a fast paced and vibrant local authority based in Bedfordshire.                                                                                                                                                                       

They are offering a 13 month locum assignment for 4 days a week with agile working offered once the successful candidate is settled.


About the position

To assist in the provision of an efficient, effective, and economic legal service to the Council, its Executive, Committees and Sub-Committees, and to Departments.

To provide legal advice and to be responsible for a personal legal caseload in particular in relation to childcare and related matters.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry  out the following duties:

  • Provide advice, representation and undertake research relating to childcare matters, including; public law care proceedings, adoption, child protection and fostering.
  • Carry a caseload of matters in proceedings and pre-proceedings
  • Undertake advocacy in the relevant courts and tribunals to include, CMC’s, IRH’s, PLO’s and Direction Hearings
  • Attend meetings with expert witnesses
  • Prepare briefs to Counsel for more complex hearings
  • Attend legal planning meetings when required


It is crucial that you are reliable, hardworking and can implement your duties efficiently with minimal supervision whilst sustaining a high standard of service at all times.

Due to the nature of the role, it is vital that you can work in a fast paced environment and can hit the ground running from the outset.


If this is something that would be of interest to you, then please do not hesitate to send a copy of your updated CV to Holly -


LAW Absolute acts as an employment business for temporary recruitment and as an employment agency for fixed term contract and permanent recruitment.


LAW Absolute has specialised in legal local government recruitment since 2003. Today, almost 400 lawyers work through LAW Absolute within local government throughout England and Wales. Our reputation, networks and exceptional market knowledge place LAW Absolute in the prime position to provide the best possible service to both employers and lawyers seeking work.



Please note our advertisements use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.


At LAW Absolute we endeavour to respond to all applications within 48 hours. However due to the volume of applications we receive we may not be able to respond to every candidate individually.


If you have not heard from us within a 48 hour timeframe your application has not been successful and your details have not been retained. LAW Absolute acts as an employment business for temporary recruitment and as an employment agency for fixed term contract and permanent recruitment.

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  • Holly Bedi
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After completing A-Levels within Business and Law, Holly started her career as a…

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