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Solicitor - Childcare

Job Title: Solicitor - Childcare
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Tameside
Salary: £40 - 50 per hour
REF: LEF44429434
Contact Name: Lily Fowler
Contact Email:
Job Published: 17 days ago

Job Description


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 or call in 02089112901

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

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