Locum Childcare Solicitor - Remote - 12 months

  • Job Reference: AJH/6982240
  • Date Posted: 16 September 2020
  • Recruiter: South West
  • Location: Cardiff, Wales
  • Salary: £40.00 to £50.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

An excellent opportunity for a Locum Childcare Solicitor to join a Local Authority legal team has arisen in Wales on a remote working basis.

Our client is offering a 12 months contract due to the workload, which offers great security and longevity in a role compared to other roles currently available on the locum market.

The role is offered on a fully remote working basis and although their preference is for full-time hours, they will consider part-time applicants so please do enquire if you require some flexibility with working hours.

Applications are welcome from Qualified Solicitors, Barristers or Legal Executives with a current Legal Practice Certificate.

Previous experience handling a childcare caseload for a local authority would be preferred.

The duties on a day-to-day basis are as follows:

  • Managing a full caseload of Public Childcare matters
  • Dealing with interim care orders and emergency protection orders under the Public Law Outline
  • Virtually attending both County Court and Family Proceedings Court including trial hearings, directions hearing and half day hearings
  • Performing own advocacy on cases - however, please note the council do instruct external counsel on most hearings that run over 2 days


To apply for this position, please contact Lauren Watts or Michael Attwood at Venn Group on 0117 284 1717.

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