Childcare Lawyer

£35,838 - £43,383
30 Jul 2017
30 Aug 2017
Practice area
Children law, Other, Public law
Full time
Contract type

LAW Absolute is currently recruiting on an exclusive basis to permanent Childcare Lawyer positions with an innovative and highly regarded local authority shared service, with offices in London and the Home Counties.

Our client is a Lexcel and IIP Gold accredited practice, who prides themselves on delivering a high quality service. As an organisation, they embrace change and innovation and are regarded as being extremely forward thinking with their approach.

About the position

Childcare Lawyers within the local authority are expected to undertake the following duties:

•          Provide advice, representation and undertake research relating to childcare matters, including; public law care proceedings, adoption, child protection and fostering

•           Carry a caseload of matters in proceedings and pre – proceedings

•           Advocacy in the relevant courts, including contested hearing

•           Brief counsel as appropriate for more complex cases

•           Attend and advise at legal planning meetings

The successful candidate will be required to pick up a caseload from the outset and should have relevant experience. We will consider less experienced individuals with the right personal qualities and an excellent approach to client care who are able to grow into the role. Candidates from both the public and private sector with relevant experience are encouraged to apply for this position, as the practice’s current staff is drawn from both sectors.

The role will be based either in their London or Home Counties’ office, both of which offer excellent transport links.  The practice has dedicated child social care teams for each major client and candidates will be assigned to work primarily with one council client, although they may be expected to support colleagues working for other council clients. There will be travel to client’s offices and court but staff are able to work remotely.  

About you

The successful candidate will not only have previous childcare experience but will also be ambitious, driven by delivering a high quality service and be able to work under pressure. It is important for the client that candidates are committed to this area of law and have a genuine enthusiasm for their work. The ability to work to tight deadlines is essential.

If you would be interested in applying to this position then please send your CV to Zoe Alex- or call 020 7092 8012 for a confidential conversation. The closing date for applications for this position is Monday 24th July 2017.

At LAW Absolute we endeavour to respond to all applications within 48 hours.  However due to the volume of applications we receive we may not be able to respond to every candidate individually.  If you have not heard from us within a 48 hour timeframe your application has not been successful and your details have not been retained.

LAW Absolute acts as an employment business for temporary recruitment and as an employment agency for fixed term contract and permanent recruitment.

LAW Absolute has specialised in legal local government recruitment since 2003. Today, almost 400 lawyers work through LAW Absolute within local government throughout England and Wales. Our reputation, networks and exceptional market knowledge place LAW Absolute in the prime position to provide the best possible service to both employers and lawyers seeking work.