Childcare Solicitor

  • Temporary
  • Walsall

Walsall Council

Our client Walsall Council are looking for a Childcare Solicitor.

Pay rate – £35-£40 per hour

PURPOSE OF JOB:

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

MAIN DUTIES AND 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.

Ability/Skills:

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision as part of a results orientated team

 

  • Above average inter personal skills
  • Achievement centred
  • To adapt quickly to new situations and working methods
  • Work flexibly as part of a team
  • Ability to build and maintain influential working relationships with clients, external solicitors, professionals and the courts
  • Ability to analyse complex legal matters and think flexibly
  • Ability to provide legal advice in a clear, concise manner in a way that the client is able to understand
  • Ability to formulate and present concise oral and written arguments and evaluate evidence
  • Ability to demonstrate good drafting and negotiation skills
  • Ability to prioritise workloads and manage own time effectively
  • ICT ability to use packages such as Microsoft Office or equivalent and case management system
  • Flexible approach to hours to meet “out of hours” commitments
  • Capacity and willingness to deputise for Principal Solicitor as required
  • An awareness of, and commitment to, equality of opportunity

Experience:

  • 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 apply for this job email your details to andrea.nemcova@startingpointrecruitment.co.uk.

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