Childcare Legal Officer
Childcare Legal Assistant required to join a well-regarded Local Authority legal team based in East Midlands for an initial 3 month period.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic paralegal who is looking to break into a childcare role, or for somebody who is eager to gain experience within a public sector setting and work with a highly talented group of Lawyers.
Our client is happy to consider applicants with any previous paralegal experience, providing they possess the ambition and willingness to learn.
Alongside this, the successful candidate will assist Lawyers with their day-to-day workload and act as a point of contact on a variety of cases, which will involve the following duties;
- Taking instructions and giving advice
- Carrying out research
- Preparing applications
- Drafting documents and correspondence
- Commissioning and instructing expert witnesses
- Liaising with witnesses
- Attending meetings
- Providing advice and representation in courts or tribunals
The Local Authority is situated in an easily accessible location by train or car.
The ideal candidate will ideally have experience working as a Childcare Legal Officer but a junior candidate with experience in childcare matters would certainly be considered.
We encourage interested applicants to apply immediately to be considered for short listing. Alternatively should you require further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying please contact Kate Jasper in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion.
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