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Lawyer (Child Care)

  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: 1749
  • Published: Thu 18/05/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 12/06/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: 45810
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: Essex

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Lawyer (Child Care)

Grade 8 - Up to £ 47,805pa

About us

OneSource legal services is one of the most successful shared services in the country with over 70 fee earners providing comprehensive legal services to two Councils, schools and council owned companies. Lexcel accredited, we have made significant improvements since becoming an integrated team and over 90% of our clients rate our case work as good or excellent. We are constantly looking for better ways to deliver legal services and we hope you will want to be part of this exciting challenge. 

About the Job

We are looking for experienced Children’s Lawyers to join our Community Care Legal Team. Based in Havering, but willing to travel to other offices when necessary, you will be a qualified lawyer with a good understanding of the workings of local government including its financial, legal and political context.

On a day to day basis you will use your legal knowledge of local government powers and duties in children’s social care, safeguarding and related areas to provide quality and timely legal advice to clients both within Havering and Newham.

At present, we are all largely working from home and ordinarily operate flexible working arrangements.  You will be expected to be able to attend both Newham and Havering’s offices as part of your duties. Legal Services’ core location is at Newham’s Dockside offices.

About You

You will provide legal expertise in child care law; contributing to the delivery of high quality, solution focused legal work, to clients in both Newham and Havering.

You will have excellent legal research skills including using online resources and have the ability to apply this to practical situations. Possessing good oral and written communication skills.

In addition you will possess awareness and understanding of client needs alongside excellent client care skills.

For more information please click on the link: Job Desciption

The closing date: - 11th June 2023 at 11:59pm

Please contact for further information

Please submit your C.V. with a covering letter outlining how you would be suitable for the role with due regard to the person specification attached to the job description.

Good luck with your application.     

Additional Information

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The London Borough of Havering has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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