Senior Childcare Locum Lawyer

  • Job Reference: BEW/6834130
  • Date Posted: 11 June 2019
  • Recruiter: Venn Group Limited
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Salary: £55.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 3 months plus
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Senior Childcare Solicitor – up to £55 p/h – West Midlands

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Locum Senior Childcare Lawyer to manage an existing Childcare team in a large Local Authority in the West Midlands.  The assignment is for an initial period of 3 months, with a strong possibility of further extension.
Applications are welcome from Qualified Solicitors, Barristers or Legal Executives with previous experience working within a Local Government organisation and with management experience.  As the role involves managing a team, this position is offered on a full-time basis, however part-time applicants with excellent experience will also be considered.
Duties will include:

  • Supervising and mentoring a team of Childcare Lawyers and Legal Assistants
  • Regularly attending Leadership and Board meetings
  • Managing own individual Childcare caseload including s7 and s37 Children Act 1989,  Special Guardianship Orders, emergency applications and adoption matters
  • Advising on and drafting Emergency Protection Orders
  • Acting as a lead legal advisor on high profile and complex Council cases
  • Undertaking own advocacy to cover a range of both contested and uncontested hearings

The position is offering a rate of between £50-55 per hour.  This rate is however, negotiable dependent upon experience.
For more information about the position, please contact Ben Watts or Philippa Turner on 0121 616 0660. Alternatively email your CV to

We look forward to your application.

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