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Lawyer (Child Safeguarding)

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Job Summary

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Full time
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Closed for applications on 16/03/2018 12:00
£35,444 - £39,177
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County Hall, Morpeth
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Closing date:
16 Mar

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

The Council’s in-house Legal Services team are looking to recruit one lawyer (Child Care) to contribute to the work of a team of experienced and dedicated child care lawyers.

The successful candidate will take responsibility for the conduct of a significant caseload of child protection cases. You will be a confident and skilled solicitor/ barrister with experience of having the conduct of a range of cases which will include section 31 applications, section 39 discharge applications, s17/ s20 Children Act 2002 disputes, and secure accommodation applications.

The work will be varied and provide experience across many interesting areas including applications under the Children Act 1989 the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and related local authority legal issues such as judicial review of decisions relating to powers and duties under the Children Act 1989.

The caseload will be made up of complex litigation, to include undertaking advocacy and to instruct counsel when necessary.

If you would like to be part of a dynamic, busy and friendly team committed to providing an excellent legal service in this vital area of work we would very much like to hear from you.

For a more comprehensive list of duties applicable to this post, please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification

For further details about the skills and experience required, please contact Lynsey Wafer (Tel: 01670 623295, email lynsey.wafer@northumberland.gov.uk)

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