Locum Childcare Lawyer

  • Location

    England

  • Sector:

    Legal

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £45.00 - £55 per annum + negotiable dependent upon experience

  • Contact:

    Maya Hingorani

  • Contact email:

    m.hingorani@panoramicassociates.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    MH83017_1659027139

  • Duration:

    6 months

  • Startdate:

    August 2022

Locum Childcare Lawyer

6 months initially

Fully Remote Working (court attendance for occasional hearings)

£45-55+ per hour umbrella (dependent on experience)

We at Panoramic Associates are working with a Local Authority in the South East currently looking for a Locum Childcare Lawyer to pick up a full care caseload including matters such as care proceedings and PLO cases on an initial 6 month contract! The role is offered on a remote basis, however attendance in court for occasional straightforward hearings would be desired.

This position is being offered as full-time (37 hours/week) and would suit someone who has experience with advocacy but is looking to remain mostly remote. Ability to conduct own advocacy is desirable as the role will involve some hearings including case management and resolution hearings. The more complex, multi-day hearings are instructed and covered by counsel to support the legal team. The client is also open to considering a locum providing support with case management and no advocacy.

Essential criteria:

  • A qualified Solicitor, Legal Executive or Barrister, alternatively, non-qualified Lawyers with substantial relevant experience will also be considered.
  • Good practical knowledge of Children's Social Care and Public Law proceedings.
  • Experience with advocacy including meetings & hearings such as PLO/CMH/IRH
  • Ideally have recent experience of working in a local authority setting advising on Childcare matters. Alternatively, if you have experience working in private practice dealing with Public Childcare matters and understand the responsibilities of the Local Authority when dealing with such cases.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision

To discuss the role and day to day duties in more detail, please send your CV to or alternatively, please contact Maya Hingorani on 0117 284 0082 or Lauren Watts on 0117 409 4456.