Locum Childcare Lawyer

Venn Group - Birmingham
£90,000 - £100,000
19 days ago

Locum Childcare Lawyer – Predominately remote Working – £55 per hour Umbrella – West Midlands

Venn Group’s Public Sector Legal team are currently recruiting capable candidates to join a Local Authority as a Locum Childcare Lawyer in the West Midlands. 

Expected duration: 3 – 6 months initially with a possible further extension.

Skill level: Qualified Lawyer (Solicitors, Barristers and highly experienced CILEX professionals)

Working pattern: Predominately remote working and full time (part time candidates may be considered)

The successful candidate will have daily duties involving case-management and conducting own advocacy and will be expected to go into the office when necessary.

Duties may include:

  • Managing a busy and varied caseload of Childcare cases to include all pre-proceedings
  • Advising at LPM and PLO meetings
  • Performing own advocacy including contested and final hearings
  • Advising client departments on complex issues concerning Childcare law
  • Providing Childcare Public Law advice and undertake all aspects of Care Proceedings work
  • Attending and advise at meetings across the County attended by professionals, particularly Legal Planning Meetings and PLO meetings and other similar meetings as directed by the Principal Lawyer and/or Assistant Chief Legal Officer
  • Conducting advocacy before the Family Courts and instruct counsel and the Council's in-house advocates where appropriate as well as preparation of cases
  • Ensuring that decisions made by the client department are lawful and accord with County Council policy
  • Maintaining an awareness of all relevant legislation, policy and regulations related to childcare matter
  • Investigating and advising on implications of changing legislation, case law and codes of practice and policy and provide briefing notes and training for colleagues and client officers.

This is a position ideally looking for those who have existing experience of working within Local Government who is able to handle a busy caseload of Childcare matters alongside conducting their own advocacy with professional experience gained within Local Government.

An attractive hourly rate of up to £55 is offered for this position dependent on experience.

For further information, please contact Philippa Stoate or Will Pardoe via phone or email for further information.



Locum Childcare Lawyer – Predominately remote Working – £55 per hour Umbrella – West Midlands

Venn Group is an equal opportunities employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

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