Senior Solicitor (Childcare)

Luton, Bedfordshire
£45,859 - £48,804 a year plus £3,203 car benefit allowance
04 Sep 2020
04 Oct 2020
Practice area
Advocacy, Children law
Full time
Contract type

Senior Solicitor (Childcare)   LBC01806                           -  Vacancy ID  

M5 £45,859 - £48,804 a year plus £3,203 car benefit allowance


37 Hours per week

About the job

We have an exciting opportunity available within our legal team where you will assist in making sure an efficient, effective and economic legal service is delivered to the Council, its Executive, Committees, Sub Committees and departments.

This role would include providing legal advice and to be responsible for a personal legal caseload in relation to child care and related matters.

About you

We are looking for someone who has experience of advocacy before Courts or Tribunals and who is able to deal with complex childcare cases.

Our ideal candidate will need to be able to perform legal work with minimum supervision and be persuasive and analytical.

We need a strong planner who can prioritise their own caseload and be able to make decisions. You’ll need to be a strong communicator both orally and in writing and be a strong team player.

You’ll have the opportunity to develop on your existing knowledge of English Law, Child Care Law and Law of Evidence.

We do ask that applicants are Solicitors or Barristers qualified in England and in the case of Solicitors hold (or be able to obtain) a current practicing certificate or in the case of Barristers enjoy (or be able to obtain) rights of audience under paragraphs 402.1(c) and 402.2 of the Code of Conduct for Barristers in England and Wales.

This is a public facing role so you’ll need to show off your fluency in speaking and writing English.

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Closing date: tbc

Vacancy ID: LBC01806