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Childcare Paralegal

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Childcare Paralegal required to join a local authority based in Hertfordshire for an initial 3 month period.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience within a large and well developed local authority. The successful candidate will be dealing with a busy workload, which may include;

— Drafting straightforward legal documents, letters, including briefs to counsel, letters of instruction, statements of facts and threshold documents.

— Compiling court bundles in appropriate proceedings and assisting with obtaining evidence when required.

— Assisting lawyers with day to day case management/progression of any proceedings including care and adoption matters.

— Drafting and checking simple applications; collating all necessary documents to accompany correspondence and applications.

— Gathering evidence and documentation as directed by the lawyers with the conduct of the particular matter so as to include any necessary liaison with client services on the progress of a matter or other professional agencies e.g. Health, Schools and Police.

— The possibility of attending court and meetings with the client service with Counsel or a Solicitor when appropriate.

— Assisting with taking witness statements from lay witnesses e.g. foster carers.

— Issuing and serving applications including checking draft applications for accuracy and factual content, and for the presence of all enclosures , and liaising with the Court or Tribunal for suitable hearing dates.

— Maintaining of any necessary records in relation to cases by reference to "Our Business" and Lexcel Quality Assurance Standards.

— Participating in any other areas of work in the Legal, Member and Statutory Services Department when required to do so by the relevant Principal Solicitor - within whose Team they are located.

— The duties and responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present. The post holder is expected to accept any reasonable alterations that may from time to time be necessary.

The successful childcare paralegal will hold previous childcare law experience within a paralegal or legal assistant capacity. It would be highly beneficial for candidates to have experience in public childcare law, however this is not a necessity for this role.

We encourage interested applicants to apply immediately to be considered for short listing. Alternatively should you require further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying please contact Chelsey Newsom in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion.

Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultant boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you.

Please note our advertisements use years’ experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.

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3 Months
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Chelsey Newsom
Sellick Partnership
Telephone Number 0161 834 1642
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