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Solicitor - Childcare

Job Title: Solicitor - Childcare
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Tameside
Industry:
Salary: £40 - 50 per hour
REF: LEF44429434
Contact Name: Lily Fowler
Contact Email: lilye@4recruitmentservices.com
Job Published: 17 days ago

Job Description

Solicitor

Pay: £40 - £50 per hour

Department: Childcare Governance - Legal Services

Location: Tameside

Contract role

Job Purpose:

Our client is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Solicitor to join our Legal Services team. The successful candidate will provide professional legal advice, assistance, and representation for a range of local government functions. This role involves undertaking legal casework, litigation, and advocacy.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage a mixed caseload of litigation and provide legal advice.
  • Represent the Client in court/tribunals, including case preparation and management.
  • Offer comprehensive legal advice and services to the Client and its committees on local government matters.
  • Draft and finalize legal documents.
  • Deliver a responsive and cost-effective legal service.
  • Adhere to customer care, health and safety, and equality policies.
  • Stay current with government law and maintain professional development.
  • Conduct training for staff and Council members as required.
  • Continuously improve systems, processes, and services for best value.
  • Maintain office procedures and provide necessary statistical and management information.
  • Support, supervise, and cover for other staff, participate in appraisals, and contribute to the management of Legal Services.
  • Perform other duties as required within the Legal Services.

Educational Standards/Qualifications:

  • Qualified Solicitor or Barrister (Essential)
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (Essential)

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience/knowledge in at least one of the following areas of law: Local Government, Child Care, Adult Care, Education, Prosecutions, Civil Litigation, Licensing
  • Advocacy experience in Courts/Tribunals/Inquiries (Essential)
  • Knowledge of litigation procedures (Essential)

To find out more information please contact Lily at Lilye@4recruitmentservices.com or call in 02089112901

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. We are an equal opportunity agency.

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