Legal Locum: Social Care

  • Per Hour
  • Location
    Kingston upon Hull
  • Basis

Legal Locum: Social Care – Hull – 3 month contract – £45ph umbrella

Our client is looking for a solicitor/lawyer provide Council departments and external clients with comprehensive legal advice and to advise upon complex and sensitive child protection and adult social care cases.

Job responsibilities:
· To devise strategies and plans for implementing new legislation by providing advice to the Council in relation to it’s legal obligations and timescales for implementation.
· To prepare, advise on and contribute to reports for committees, which have a complex legal dimension to ensure compliance with relevant law and Council’s policies and to check the legality and accuracy of new Council policy and committee minutes.
· To negotiate, draft, prepare, review and agree as necessary, complex legal documents, including thresholds, court documents and statements.
· To undertake the preparation of complex legal proceedings and present cases on behalf of the Council in the courts, public inquiries or other tribunals to achieve the best outcome for the client in the circumstances
· To assist the Legal Services Manager by undertaking legal work, producing legal guidelines and other legal tasks as directed.

Requirements for this role:
· A qualified Barrister, Solicitor or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives.
· Experience of delivering, monitoring and planning services at an
· operational level
· Experience of drafting and dealing with complex children and adult cases
· Experience of drafting and dealing with complex court documents
· Experience of appearing at Court
· Able to manage and lead a team effectively in a challenging environment
· Understand how government policy/legislation impacts on council strategy and services

If you are interested in this position, please email your CV over to with the job reference: 84443. If you have not heard back after 5 working days, please assume you have been unsuccessful in your application at this time.

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