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Date Added: Fri 30/10/2020

Senior Lawyer - Adults

London, UK
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Job Type: Temporary

Salary: £35 - £40 / hourly

We have a new position that has arisen for a Senior Adults Lawyer

Rate:                                        £35 - £40 p/h

Duration:      3 months, possible extension


-          You will be one of a team of lawyers dealing with Adults Social Care, reporting to the Principal Lawyer - (Safeguarding) Adults

-          Provide advice on and the conduct of cases involving adult social services issues including general advice to the client department in respect of their obligations under the Care Act 2014

-          Advise on the Council's responsibilities to persons who have no recourse to public funds, dealing with matters arising under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 including deprivation of liberty safeguards and conduct of Court of Protection cases

-          Advise on the Council's responsibilities under the Mental Health Act 1983

-          Deal with both threats of and extant judicial review proceedings

-          The role will also offer the opportunity to undertake advocacy at the Court of Protection and County Court

-          The role will also involve children's judicial review work, so knowledge of the Children Act 1989 and other relevant legislation and guidance is required

-          Knowledge of the interface between adult social care and NHS duties, including continuing health care would be an advantage

-          The ideal candidate would have excellent organisational and time management skills, and can pick up an existing case load and take over conduct of “live” matters

-          A commitment to high standards of client care is a must

If you are interested in this position please call Charlotte or Jade on 020 7557 7667, or send your up to date CV to #removed# for more information

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