Adult Care Lawyer

Service Care Legal are currently recruiting on behalf of a local authority who are seeking an Adult Social Care Lawyer to join their legal department on a contract basis.

This role is initially for 3 months, but has a strong possibility of extension.

ROLE: Adult Social Care Lawyer
LOCATION: South West of England
RATE: £40 to £50ph
CONTRACT: 3 to 6 months

This role is full remote working with IT equipment couriered out.

The role is also inside IR35.

The Role

, To 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
, Advising 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
, Advising on the Council's responsibilities under the Mental Health Act 1983; dealing with both threats of and extant judicial review proceedings
, To undertake advocacy at the Court of Protection and County Court

The Person

, A qualified Solicitor or Legal Executive with a minimum of 2 years' PQE within Adult Care Law
, Previous experience of working within a local authority would be essential for this position
, Knowledge of the interface between adult social care and NHS duties, including continuing health care would be an advantage

If this sounds like an opportunity of interest, please feel free to reach out to Lloyd Stanley on 01772 208969, or email

We also welcome referrals for this position, where a successful recommendation would be worth £250.

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