Inhouse

Advocate Social Care and Education

Advocate Social Care and Education

  • About the Firm: The South London Legal Partnership, hosted by the London Borough of Merton provides a five-borough shared legal service to Merton, Richmond, Kingston, Sutton and Wandsworth councils.
  • About The role: We want to recruit a further advocate within our Social Care and Education team, to join our existing team of 4 advocates, primarily undertaking advocacy in care proceedings.
  • Looking for: We are looking to secure your excellent customer care skills; your excellent communication skills both written and verbal; your excellent presentation skills; your good numeracy and analytical skills; and your disposition as a team player with the ability to share knowledge with team members and actively engage in the provision of a high-quality service.
  • Opportunities: You will have the opportunity to deal with analysis, research, drafting, advice and advocacy arising within the Social Care and Education Legal Team. To have the conduct of trials ranging from 1 to 10 days in duration. Under the strategic direction of the Practice Lead, Social Care and Education Team to undertake all advocacy primarily in child-care matters and to ensure the provision of a high quality, efficient, cost effective and customer focused service.
  • And more: You will appear as the Council’s advocate at preliminary, unopposed and complex contested hearings ranging from 1 day to 10 days duration in the Family Court and High Court in child-care and adoption proceedings and at other tribunals and courts as required in non-child care proceedings with minimum supervision.

Merton Council