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Senior Lawyer - Adult Social Care

Sellick Partnership (Legal) Limited
England, Devon
£43857 - £47841 per annum + excellent package
Closing date
15 Jun 2021
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Senior Lawyer - Adult Social Care

Salary £43,857 - £47,841 D.O.E

Relocation package available subject to terms and conditions

Full time or part time working will be considered

Sellick Partnership is currently recruiting a senior adult social care lawyer to join a local authority in the heart of Devon on a permanent basis. You will be part of a thriving adult social care team. This a fast paced and varied role where your contribution will play a huge role in ensuring successful outcomes for the vulnerable adults concerned.

Duties include:

  • Primarily dealing with Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards challenges and Mental Capacity Act decision-making
  • Assisting in other areas of Adult Social Care including Ordinary Residence disputes, Care Act duties and Mental Health Act matters
  • Overseeing the whole process of each case from pre-proceedings through to completion of the final hearing

About you:

You will be a practising solicitor, barrister or Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, and have demonstrable post-qualification legal experience. Local Government experience is not essential but some experience of advising on the Mental Capacity Act is required for this post.


Working in a public sector legal environment offers many advantages over private practice. There are no billing targets and the flexible working policy enables some flexibility in working hours, along with the possibility of homeworking - ensuring that you are able to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

  • 24 days annual leave rising to 28 after 5 years' service plus bank holiday and public holidays
  • Access to the attractive Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working opportunities, including flexitime and homeworking opportunities
  • Personal development opportunities

This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in some interesting work alongside joining a legal team who promote personal development and a healthy work/life balance.

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience for this adult social care role, please apply now or contact Natalie Ferguson in our Manchester office for more information.

Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances, including minorities and those with disabilities. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website.


About Sellick Partnership - Top legal recruiter in the UK
Our Legal Recruitment Consultants are market specialists and highly experienced in sourcing and placing high-calibre locum, contract and permanent legal professionals across the UK. Founded in 2004, our Legal team are considered one of the best in the country and are highly knowledgeable in their specialist markets. Our Legal Recruitment Consultants place legal professionals on a nation-wide basis across a range of disciplines and roles and across all sectors including: 

  • Public Sector & Not-for-Profit legal roles
  • In-House legal roles
  • Private Practice legal roles

We recruit paralegals right up to legal director/legal executive level across all areas of law including, but not limited to the below:

  • Childcare Law
  • Housing Law
  • Civil Litigation Jobs
  • Adult Social Care
  • Property Law
  • Planning Law
  • Commercial Contracts jobs
  • Employment Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Data Protection Lawyer jobs
  • Freedom of Information

For our clients, we offer a tailored approach to recruitment services which is based on the needs of your organisation. We take the time to get to know you and your organisation, and ensure we support you at every step of the way to secure high-calibre candidates every time.

For our candidates, we regularly partner with legal chambers to hold CPD training events to help you keep abreast of industry news and topical issues. These events are a great way of networking and learning new skills that you can use as you progress through your career. Our team of expert Legal Consultants are always available - from CV advice and interview techniques to a general conversation about what is happening in the market currently, we can help you make your next career move and find the best role for you. 

With in-depth sector knowledge, an extensive network of clients and high-calibre legal professionals plus an unrivalled name in the market, we are best placed to support your recruitment needs. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you. 

Manchester Tel: 0161 834 1642
Leeds Tel : 0113 243 9775
London Tel: 0203 741 8189

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