Locum Childcare Solicitor

Expiring today

Location
South West
Salary
£45 - £50 Per Hour
Posted
22 May 2019
Closes
19 Jun 2019
Ref
6837520
Contact
Jon Fowell
Practice area
Children law
Position
Solicitor
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Locum/Contract

Locum Childcare Solicitor Opportunity

A large local authority in the South West are currently recruiting for a Locum Childcare Solicitor to join the Legal Department on a locum basis for a 3 month duration.

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
  • Advising client social workers in safeguarding children matters including in private law and s.37 matters


In return our client is able to offer a stable, long term assignment in a progressive and modern council. A competitive rate of up to £50 per hour (Inside IR35) is offered for this position. Flexible working is available for this assignment and 1-2 days home working could be offered.

For further information, please contact Jon Fowell or Alice Hughes 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.