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Childcare Lawyer

Type: Interim
Location: London Central, London
Pay Details: £38,400.00- £45,000.00
Sector: Public Sector/Not-for-Profit
Experience Level: Lawyer
Reference: ZA/26532

LAW Absolute are working on behalf of a South London local authority, seeking a Childcare Lawyer on a 12 month fixed term contract.

 

Our client is forward thinking with their approach and they are seeking a Childcare Lawyer to start at the beginning of March. This 12 month contract is to cover a period of maternity leave.

 

About the position

 

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 essential that you are hard-working and can perform your duties efficiently with minimal supervision whilst maintaining a high standard service at all times. You will carry a caseload of between 10-12 matters plus some PLO matters.

 

Due to the nature of the role, it is imperative that you can work in a fast paced environment and can hit the ground running from the outset. The start date for this role is fixed at the beginning of March and therefore we require someone available on no more than 4 weeks’ notice.

 

If this role is of interest to you, please do not hesitate to send a copy of your updated CV to Zoe Alex- zalex@lawabsolute.com  

 

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.

 

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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  • Zoe Alex
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