Locum Education and SEN Solicitor

Venn Group - Birmingham
From £100,000
5 days ago

Locum Education & SEN Lawyer – Remote Working – up to £60 per hour Umbrella – East Midlands

Venn Group’s specialist legal team are pleased to be recruiting for a Locum Education Lawyer to join an excellent Local Authority in the East Midlands. This assignment will be for a period of at least 3 months.

The role will be performed on an all remote basis and the Authority are ideally seeking someone to take on the position on a full-time basis, however candidates with part-time availability possessing relevant experience will be considered.

The ideal candidate will be a Qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive with Local Government experience with solid understanding of a wide range of Education and SEND matters.

Duties may include:

  • Acting as line manager coordinating the running of Solicitors, Schools Appeals Managers and overseeing a team of Legal Clerks
  • Advising senior officers and councillors on complex Education Law matters
  • Dealing with all aspects of appeals to the SEND Tribunal, which includes drafting responses to appeals, instructing expert witnesses and conducting advocacy
  • Providing legal advice to the local authority and schools on Education Law matters such as school admissions and appeals, exclusions and reviews, home-to-school transport and complaints
  • Assisting with any other Education or SEND matters as sole legal counsel
  • Reviewing case papers and establishing the merits of cases and reviewing and complying with SENDIST Orders
  • Working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to progress appeals and with the legal department where they have been instructed
  • Organising and attending Case Management and Pre-Tribunal meetings
  • Receiving expert advice and carrying out discussions with  witnesses and parents/ guardians

An attractive hourly rate of up to £60 per hour Umbrella is offered for this position dependant on experience.

Please apply for this role online or contact Connie Ross or Will Pardoe via phone or email for further information.



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

Locum Senior Education Lawyer – Remote Working – up to £60 per hour Umbrella – East Midlands

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