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Childcare Lawyer

Type: Interim
Location: London North, London
Pay Details: £23.00 - £35.00 per hour
Sector: Public Sector/Not-for-Profit
Experience Level: Lawyer
Reference: ZA/026844

Are you ready to take on your next career challenge?

LAW Absolute is currently recruiting on an interim basis to a Childcare Lawyer position with an innovative and highly regarded local authority based in North London.

Our client prides themselves on delivering a high quality service. As an organisation, they embrace change and innovation and are looking for an experienced Childcare Lawyer to join their team.

About the position

Childcare Lawyers within the local authority are expected to undertake 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 both in proceedings and pre – proceedings
  • Undertake advocacy in the relevant courts and tribunals to include, CMC’s, IRH’s, PLO’s and Directions Hearings
  • Attend meetings with expert witnesses
  • Prepare briefs to Counsel for more complex hearings
  • Attend legal planning meetings when required

The successful candidate will be required to pick up a caseload from the outset; therefore it is important you have previous experience carrying a full caseload with minimal supervision. Candidates from both the public and private sector with relevant experience are encouraged to apply for this position, as the councils current staff is drawn from both sectors. The role will be based in the councils London offices although staff are working from home at this present time.

About you

The successful candidate will not only have previous childcare experience but will also be ambitious, driven by delivering a high quality service and be able to work under pressure. It is important for the client that candidates are committed to this area of law and have a genuine enthusiasm for their work. The ability to work to tight deadlines is essential.

Due to the nature of the role, our client is seeking candidates available on no more than 3 weeks notice.

In order to apply for the role, please send a copy of your updated CV to

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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