Children Social Care Lawyer

Lambeth, London (Greater)
£39,462 per annum
03 Dec 2021
20 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Full time

x1 Permanent and x1 Fixed term Contract for 24 months

Career Garde PO3 -PO5: Starting Salary: £39,462 pa rising in annual increments to £48,576 pa incl LW 

(Experienced lawyers may qualify for an optional additional 8% recruitment and retention allowance)*

Lambeth Legal Services prides itself in providing an excellent legal advice service to its clients and is Lexcel and ISO accredited.   We are seeking 2 experienced and resilient lawyers to join our busy and dynamic Childcare legal team of 8 lawyers and 4 paralegals. We have two vacancies that have arisen, one for a 24 month period (Fixed Term Contract) period and one permanent childcare lawyer position.

The successful candidates will be required to hit the ground running and undertake a full childcare caseload of both public law proceedings and pre proceedings as well adoption matters. As an in-house child care lawyer you will also be responsible for making a positive contribution to the continuous improvement in the quality and cost effectiveness of the service within a busy, friendly and supportive team.

You will be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or FILEX with previous experience of working within a local authority childcare role, which is essential. Law Society Children Panel membership is desirable. Although we have a team of in-house advocates, you will also be required to undertake your own advocacy on some of your cases, so previous experience of advocacy is desirable.

In return, we also provide a high level of administrative and paralegal support. We work in an innovative environment with flexible ways of working, which includes working from home arrangements. We use an electronic case management, electronic bundles and a digital courtroom so candidates need to be highly IT literate. 

Lambeth is committed to Safer Recruitment and aims for quality services and equal opportunities for all. 

Closing date: Sunday 20 June 2021 at midnight

Interviews will be held w/c 28 June 2021.

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