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Adults Lawyer

  • Location:

    Lambeth, London

  • Sector:

    Legal

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £40 per hour

  • Contact:

    Eszter Katona

  • Contact email:

    ekatona@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    RQ439433_1629877344

  • Published:

    30 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-09-24

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Adults Lawyer- Lambeth
£40/h

This is an exciting opportunity to deal with an interesting workload and advise senior clients. The role will involve conducting a full caseload of adults and community care/ Care Act 2014 matters including Court of Protection and Mental Health Act, DOLS advice and applications, defending judicial review challenges including adults, age assessment and s.17/20 Children Act 1989 challenges and leaving care. As an in-house social care lawyer, with a focus on adult social care, you will also be responsible for making a positive contribution to the continuous improvement in the quality and cost effectiveness of the service.

The successful applicant:

* A qualified solicitor, barrister or FILEX
* Extensive knowledge and experience of adult social care legislation and practice and awareness of forthcoming changes in law and practice.
* Experience of handling own caseload and working with minimal supervision
* Experience of working in a busy local authority setting
* Good knowledge of local government and public sector law affecting social care and health
* Experience of solving legal problems and creatively applying untested legal principles where appropriate
* Some advocacy experience is desirable but not essential