Child Protection Locum

Job Ref: CWJ921931602
Sector (PP or In-house): Public Sector
Practice Area: Family/Matrimonial
Job Type: Temporary
Date Added: 19 July 2019
  • England, UK & Channel Islands GBR BS1 5TR
  • £45 - £55 per Hour
  • Claire Watt
Chadwick Nott

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My client is a local authority legal team in the Avon area. The authority are seeking to add a Childcare Lawyer to their in house legal team on a full time locum basis. This is an on-going assignment with a minimum of 3 months guaranteed. Homeworking and part time contracts will also be considered on a case by case basis.

The appointed candidate will be required to contribute to the delivery of legal services for the council, providing high quality and efficient legal advice to the council's customers, specifically defending claims made against the Council.

The ideal candidate will be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive. Applicants should have a thorough understanding and working knowledge of public child care proceedings and be confident undertaking advocacy.

Specific Duties include:

  • Handling a caseload of public law childcare matters
  • Drafting applications including: secure accommodation orders, section 7 and section 37 reports, supervision orders, emergency protections orders etc.
  • Conducting advocacy within the FPC and County Court on both Contested and Non-Contested first Hearings, Directions Hearings, Contested Hearings, CMC's etc

Hourly rate is negotiable dependent upon experience but candidates can expect an offer of circa £45- £55 per hour (inside IR35).

To apply for this post please contact Claire Watt at Chadwick Nott on 0161 8285407 or email

Chadwick Nott Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Chadwick Nott
18/08/2019 15:24:45
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