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6 months ago
Venn Group
Salary: £35 - £45 Per Hour
Location: UK
Job type: Temporary
Job sector: Public Sector
Experience: Any or N/A
Contact: Jon Fowell
Sector: Local Government
Category: Solicitor Jobs

Locum Childcare Lawyer Opportunity

A large local authority in the South West are currently recruiting for a Locum Childcare Lawyer to join the Legal Department on a locum basis for a 6 month duration.

Our client provides an innovative legal service. They are seeking to add an experienced Solicitor who can provide a pro-active and comprehensive service to clients on their duties towards children and young people.

Duties will include:

* Managing a caseload of care proceedings and PLO cases, including complex cases, non-accidental injury cases and cases with an international dimension
* Providing client care and undertaking case management of the issued proceedings and PLO matters
* Providing legal advice to the client department at all levels
* Preparing s. 31 cases ready for issuing with the Court
* Liaising with other parties including solicitors and experts to progress cases
* Undertaking advocacy in the Magistrates and County Court
* Carrying out advocacy at CMC, directions, interim hearings and at advocates meetings
* Conducting hearings to include Contested and Final Contested
* Advising client social workers in safeguarding children matters including in private law and s37 matters

In return our client is able to offer a stable, long term assignment in a progressive and modern council. A competitive rate of up to £45 per hour is offered for this position.

For further information, please contact Jon Fowell or Michael Attwood onor alternatively send your CV to jfowell@venngroup.com. We look forward to your application.

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

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