Adult Social Care Lawyer

LAW Absolute
Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne
£20.00 - £40.00 per hour
20 Aug 2019
20 Sep 2019
Full time
Contract type

Our local authority client is actively seeking an Adult Social Care Lawyer for an ongoing locum contract on a part time 3 days a week basis.

The successful Adult Social Care Lawyer will be expected to carry out the following duties:

  • Advise on adult community care law under the Care Act 2014 and associated regulations, including safeguarding, care fee charging, and on ordinary residence disputes;
  • Advise on mental capacity and mental health law, including the care and treatment regimes under Mental Health Act 1983; deprivation of liberty generally; the DoLS scheme under Sch.A1, Mental Capacity Act 2005; and Powers of Attorney and financial deputyship;
  • Advise on and represent the local authority in court proceedings including financial and welfare proceedings under the Mental Capacity Act 2005; s.21A DoLS proceedings; nearest relative displacement applications; and judicial review.

Our client is ideally seeking candidates with local authority experience however, candidates from the private sector are encouraged to apply. Due to the urgency around the position, you will be required to be available on no more than two weeks’ notice.

If you would like to obtain further information, please send your updated CV to Holly –

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