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Adult Social Care Lawyer (1-year FTC)

Adult Social Care Lawyer (1-year FTC)

  • About the Firm: Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
  • About the role: We have a vacancy for an experienced Lawyer, used to working in a busy office within a social care team in a Local Authority, with a good practical knowledge of The Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005 including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and knowledge of The Mental Health Acts, with strong organisational skills to progress cases, and manage matters in the County Court, High Court, Administrative Court and Court of Protection.
  • Looking for: We are looking to secure your expertise and experience in at least one of the following areas: Community Care; Children’s Social Care; Mental Health and/or Human Rights; together with your experience of contributing to corporate decision making and development of corporate policy and strategy.
  • Opportunities: You will be afforded the opportunity to provide specialist legal advice and assistance on all issues arising within the post holder’s area of responsibility and to personally conduct advocacy on behalf of the Council and instruct counsel as appropriate.
  • And more: You will have the ability to personally handle with minimum supervision all matters within the post-holder’s area of responsibility and to carry a heavy caseload of care proceedings work.

Brent London Borough Council

https://www.brent.gov.uk/

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