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Lawyer - Safeguarding Children
  • Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Reference: GOV00160
  • Published: Fri 24/05/2019, 6:02 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 17/06/2019, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full time
  • Salary: £38403 - £41465
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Tower Hamlets

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Lawyer - Safeguarding Children

Role Purpose

A vibrant and diverse borough, from the soaringheights of Canary Wharf to the bustling street market on Petticoat Lane, TowerHamlets is home to some of London’s most recognisable street scenes. This vibrant borough is also one of London’smost diverse: a proud melting pot of cultures and traditions that makes TowerHamlets such a unique place to work and develop your skills with good qualityexperience. Based in East London, withexcellent transport links and in close proximity to Canary Wharf, our boroughis a fascinating place to work with a rich history and heritage.

It is an exciting time in Tower Hamlets and a greatopportunity to join the Council and help shape its future. Tower Hamlets has an established Lexcelaccredited Legal Team that provides services to the Council across the fullrange of its functions. We strive to provide excellent services and prideourselves on the exciting variety of high quality work that we undertakein-house. We have recently restructuredour service to increase resilience, better align with the Council’s functions,and are now looking for highlycompetent, enthusiastic and motivated professionals to join the team.

Flexibleworking is available including working from home for part of the working week.

Key Responsibilities

You will be one of a team of lawyers dealing withChildren’s Social Care, reporting to the Principal Lawyer -Safeguarding Children. You will be able to demonstrate experience of dealing with Childcarelegal work including emergency applications, care proceedings,adoption and Inherent Jurisdiction, and of providing advice at panel meetings. Experience of conducting advocacy and judicialreviews will be an advantage.

You willbe able to conduct your caseload with minimum supervision and will beaccustomed to working at pace in a busy team.


You mustbe a Qualified Solicitor/Barrister or Fellow of CILEX and hold a Practisingcertificate.