This Placement is for a lawyer in our Social Care Team. We are looking for a candidate who is able to readily take responsibility for a busy case load and with direct experience of childcare legal work including emergency applications, care proceedings and adoption. Knowledge of adult social services would also be useful to support the other area of work undertaken by the team but is not essential.
The work will predominantly be providing advice on and the conduct of cases involving children’s social services issues, care proceedings and general advice to the client department. There will also be an expectation that the suitable candidate will have experience of conducting their own advocacy as appropriate.
We are looking for someone with excellent organisational and time management skills who can bring a positive influence on developing the working practices of the team. The candidate will also be expected to comply with Lexcel standards as part of their case management skills.
Demonstrable experience of this area of work for at least 2 years is necessary – it is not a training opportunity.