Childcare Locum Solicitor

Walsall Council

Our client Walsall Council are looking for a Childcare Solicitor.

Salary: £35-£40 per hour

Purpose of Job:

To provide legal advice and advocacy in adult and child protection matters.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

To provide high quality, well researched legal advice to clients within agreed timescales.

To represent the interests of the council in proceedings before the Family Courts, Court of Protection, High Court and other tribunals as required.

To proactively support clients in areas of their work which have a legal dimension.


  • Good generalist knowledge and understanding of contentious local government law;
  • Good in-depth knowledge and experience of family law, more specifically around vulnerable adults and children;
  • Recent experience of working within local government or similar;
  • Up to date working knowledge of issues facing local government;
  • Experience of advocacy, including non-routine, complex and contested matters;
  • Post qualification experience in the relevant field.

Qualifications and CPD

  • Admitted solicitor/barrister/legal executive with rights of high audience;
  • Good degree 2:2 or above;
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD and continuous professional development.

To discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Jon Baker.

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