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Childcare Solicitor (Locum)

West Midlands


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Simerette Bhaker

Consultant | Legal

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We are currently working with an established Local Authority in the West Midlands who are recruiting for a Locum Childcare Solicitor to join their team.

This is a striking opportunity for an experienced Solicitor, Barrister to become part of a pioneering and proactive Local Authority.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing a varied Childcare caseload to include all pre-proceedings
  • Advising at LPM and PLO meetings as directed by the Principal Lawyer
  • Advising client departments on complex issues concerning Childcare law
  • Performing own advocacy including contested and final hearing
  • Providing Childcare Public Law advice and undertaking all aspects of Care Proceedings work
  • Conducting advocacy before the Family Courts and instructing counsel and the Council's in-house advocates where appropriate
This is an Immediate start 6 month contract, Hybrid position with possible view of extension.

Rates shown are Umbrella.

If you are interested in discussing this role further, please contact me on 0207 766 9000 or email

"We would like to attract talent from all corners of the legal world for this role. Our commitment is to an equitable recruitment process so feel free to apply in any way that suits you, via WhatsApp, video message, CV, the more creative the better."

Consultant | Legal

Simerette Bhaker

Simerette has been a friend of Oyster’s for over 10 years; starting her journey contracting at various Housing Associations and Local Authorities, Simerette built an outstanding professional reputation for herself. As a Recruitment Consultant, Simerette draws on her practical experience to ensure she’s delivering an informed and empathetic experience. If you’re ever feeling stressed, Simerette can also do wonders for your relaxation, always armed with a crystal or meditation playlist to recommend.
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