Principal Solicitor

Fusion People
Up to £24.00 per hour
24 Sep 2019
24 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Principal Solicitor

Pay rate - £24.00 (Subject to IR35)


Initially short term contract with possibility of extension

37 hours a week

My client are looking for a senior solicitor to come in to a role working within their child care legal team. The role is to provide legal advice and assistance and undertake legal casework including dealing with litigation arising from children's social care, in particular the law relating to the protection of children. To undertake the duties of the post in a positive manner so as to aim to achieve, so far as possible within, the policy objectives of the Council and ensure that Legal Services provides excellent customer service.

Main duties.

To supervise a small team of childcare lawyers and to personally undertake more complex casework.
To undertake advocacy at all levels of Courts and Tribunals as appropriate.
To provide a full range of professional legal advice and services to the Council on all aspects of the Council's activities as required.
To liaise with the clients to ensure a responsive and cost-effective service is being provided.
To keep up to date with developments in local government and the law which are relevant to the post.
To use appropriately the information and communications technology of Legal Services when carrying out work.
Knowledge, Experience & skills.

Three years' post qualification experience as a 'practising' lawyer.
Significant experience of advocacy before Courts/Tribunal in childcare case.
Experience of advising local authorities.
Ability to work under pressure.
Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing .
Ability to organise and prioritise workloads.
High level legal skills.
Substantial knowledge of the law relating to child welfare and protection.

If you have any further questions please call Courtleigh on 0117 917 4560

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