Childcare Advocate

LAW Absolute
£35.00 - £48.00 per hour
04 Apr 2019
04 May 2019
Practice area
Advocacy, Children law, Family
Full time
Contract type

Our local authority client based in Bedfordshire, are actively seeking a Childcare Advocate. The contract is being offered for three to six months with a possible extension.

Due to the nature of the role, it is essential that you can work well under pressure whilst meeting strict deadlines.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide efficient and high quality legal advice and representation in complex and sensitive legal cases.

You may also be required to carry out 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
  • Attend meetings with expert witnesses
  • Prepare briefs to Counsel for more complex hearings
  • Attend legal planning meetings when required

It is essential that you are hard-working and can perform your duties efficiently with minimal supervision whilst maintaining a high standard service at all times.

Due to the nature of the role, it is imperative that you can work in a fast paced environment and can hit the ground running from the outset. Experience of undertaking advocacy at final contested hearings across multiple days is essential.

If this is something of interest to you, or would like to know more please send your CV to Holly Bedi -

Please note our advertisements use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.

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.

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