Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Dudley MBC is a community council rich in history and is very focused on regenerating and reinvesting itself to meet the challenges of the future, forming part of the West Midlands Combined Authority. Legal Services continues to be accredited with Lexcel, the Law Society’s standard in excellence in legal practice management and client care.
Two permanent full time posts available (37 hours p/w)
Salary: Grade 12 (£46,549 – £49,590 per annum)
Agile Working between Dudley Town Centre/Working from home
We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Solicitor/Barrister with knowledge and experience of the Public Law Outline (PLO) and pre proceedings Protocol and experience of family law and family court advocacy in the area of Children Act public law and Adoption and Children Act proceedings, to join our team to assist in the provision of an efficient and effective public law child protection litigation on behalf of the Council, its Directorates and Officers.
The successful candidate will manage a caseload of Children Act public law cases, together with related adoption applications, and be an able court advocate, comfortable with conducting hearings of up to a day in length at the Family Court sitting primarily at Wolverhampton, Walsall and Dudley. Due to the small nature of the team, the post holder will be expected to show flexibility to cover the work and hearings of other team members as necessary.
This role involves agile working from client offices, home and the courts.
NB: We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised date if a large number of applications are received
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