Legal Officer (Childcare)

  • Date Posted:July 9th 2024
  • Job Reference:LEGALOFF
  • TypeTemporary
  • LocationLeicester
  • Salary & Package£15.70 - £16.92

Legal officer required for our client based in Leicester

Temporary role initially until October 24

The role will involve responsibility for a caseload of pre-proceedings matters and directly support two solicitors in respect of care proceedings.

The person would be attending and providing support with in person PLO meetings which take place largely on a Tuesday so office attendance would be required for these.  Where there is no meetings taking place, the person would not need to come in so max office presence is once a week

The person would undertake case management duties including research and drafting and use of the national Family Law Digital Portal to draft court applications.  Once issued, the LO would obtain evidence in accordance with court directions and provide witness liaison.

The hours are 30 hours per week.

Experience required:

  • Substantial vocational training and applied experience as a legal assistant or equivalent in a legal environment being supervised by a qualified Lawyer.
  • Experience of drafting legal documentation and a willingness to support Lawyers in these tasks.
  • Experience of dealing with public sector matters relating to child protection.
  • ILEX or equivalent (full degree level ability in core areas of practice) or has substantial vocational training and applied experience as a legal assistant or equivalent in a legal environment being supervised by a qualified Lawyer.

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