Social Care Lawyer needed in Hull paying £36.12 per hr PAYE Ref: 418301
This is working full time hours on a temporary basis
To provide departments and external clients with comprehensive legal advice and to advise upon complex and sensitive child protection and adult social care cases.
To advise on legal matters which are complex and may have a high profile. These are often highly confidential and sensitive.
To prepare, advise on and contribute to reports for committees, which have a complex legal dimension to ensure compliance with relevant law and policies and to check the legality and accuracy of new policy and committee minutes.
To negotiate, draft, prepare, review and agree as necessary, complex legal documents, including thresholds, court documents and statements. Clients can be service departments and a range of outside authorities, bodies and organisations.
To provide oral and written legal advice and assistance to members, committees, companies, outside bodies, working parties, officers and departments. Often the advice is required urgently with little or no time for research.
To undertake the preparation of complex legal proceedings and present cases on behalf of the Client in the courts, public inquiries or other tribunals to achieve the best outcome for the client in the circumstances. To be responsible for more complex cases run on behalf of the Client and advice given, where decisions taken upon the advice given can have far-reaching effects. This work has an impact on the lives of vulnerable people, children and their families, employees, housing tenants and those who have been subjected to antisocial behaviour. To work in a way that minimises the personal risk and ensures the safety of him/herself and other team members when dealing with violent and abusive clients – for example, when evictions take place or when children are removed from parental or others’ care. To instruct experts and Barristers in complex matters as appropriate and to obtain approval and negotiate their fees (to include meeting with various Barristers chambers to agree service level agreements).
To participate in recruitment and selection of competent junior staff to perform the duties required within the team. Jointly supervise and manage work carried out by Legal Officers and Assistant Legal Officers, providing guidance and assistance on points of law and procedure relevant to their workload.
To lead mentor and support Lawyers and other staff dealing with routine casework, provide guidance and support to legal staff working at lower levels and delegate work as part of a project team when working collaboratively on cases. To ensure compliance with all managerial requirements and quality standards
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