Child Protection Solicitor

Posted 02 November 2023
Job type Temporary
Discipline Legal & Governance Recruitment
Contact NameKatrina Nielsen

Job description

Our Local Authority client based in the West Midlands, is currently recruiting for a Child Protection Solicitor on a 3-month temporary contract.

The position is due to start immediately on a full-time basis. The hourly rate on offer for the role is up to £60 per hour, subject to level of PQE.

The ideal candidate will have experience working within childcare law within the Local Authority setting, and experience advocating on childcare matters.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing high quality advice and support in complex and sensitive cases, including neglect, DOLs and forced marriage

  • Representing the client in public law proceedings, including contested hearings to achieve the best outcome

  • Conducting case management of public law proceedings in relation to children

  • Attending Legal Planning Meetings and other meetings as required

  • Undertaking advocacy on behalf of the client in the Family Court and the High Court

Experience required:

  • Experience within the Local Authority setting

  • Experience within childcare law

Working hours:

  • 35 hours per week

  • Monday – Friday

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

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