Childcare Locum

Location
Somerset
Salary
£40 - £45 Per Hour
Posted
24 Jul 2017
Closes
21 Aug 2017
Ref
JMF3618740
Contact
Jon Fowell
Practice area
Children law
Position
Solicitor
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Locum/Contract

Locum Childcare Lawyer Opportunity

A large local authority in Somerset is currently recruiting for an Locum Childcare Lawyer to join the Legal Department on a locum basis until the end of November.

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
  • Attending Legal Planning Meeting Panels and PLO meetings to provide advice on specific matters
  • Drafting applications, orders, threshold documents, position statements, case summaries, statements of facts and instructions to counsel meetings
  • 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 £45 per hour is offered for this position.

For further information, please contact Jon Fowell or Ellie Thornhill on 0117 930 8760 or 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.