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Education Solicitor

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Job ID:

28186

Practice Area(s):

Education

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

15.01.2024

Employer type:

Private Practice
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Job Description:

Up to £50,000 depending on experience

About your new role
The Social Care & Governance Team provide a Service to Local Authority(s) to assume conduct of  Education Litigation and protection of vulnerable adults and children
 
We are currently recruiting for a Solicitor or Associate up to 3  years PQE to join our Social Care & Governance team in Liverpool, or Manchester

The successful candidate will manage own caseload of varied Education Casework or Education  with Paralegal and Legal Admin Support; and be a willing Team Member with an ability to support other colleagues as work demands.

Main duties and responsibilities
  • Manage own caseload of 1st Tier Tribunal (Health, Education and Social Care) Cases
  • Education Law Judicial Review Claims
  • Education Law Advice
  • Assist other members of the team with Delivery of Training
  • Conduct legal proceedings before the courts and tribunals, including advocacy
  • Attend off-site visits and meetings, such as Court Hearings, clients’ offices etc
  • Assist the team and wider department with the development of the regulatory practice
  • Carry out and attend marketing and business development activities and events
  • Ensure relevant deadlines, quality measures and KPI are adhered to
  • Comply with relevant policies and procedures
  • Work in accordance with Weightmans’ values
This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.

About You
  • Solicitor or associate, experienced in Education law either in-house or in private practice
  • Experience of conducting advocacy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and targets
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Flexible approach
If you meet our criteria and think this is a job where you could bring enthusiasm and commitment, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Why work for us
Weightmans is a Top 40 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer and 9th overall employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards 2022 and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK.

We are proud to be an accredited living wage employer.

The independent research showed "Weightmans provides exceptional employee conditions, nurtures and develops talent throughout all levels of the organisation."

We are truly committed to fostering a culture of equality and diversity, where everyone in the firm is respected and recognised on merit for the work that they do.

We strongly encourage applications from people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and disabilities. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustment at any stage of the application process.

Please feel free to note your preferred pronouns in your application.

Work for a firm where people matter – work for Weightmans.
As well as being immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people we offer a wide range of benefits including;
  • 28 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rated for part time)
  • Agile / working from home including provision of home office equipment*
  • Healthcare cover/ Medicash
  • Pension plan
  • Life Insurance 4 x salary
  • Interest free travel loan scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme including counselling, legal and consumer advice service
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Discounted dental scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Offers & discounts
  • Great reward and recognition scheme
*there are a small number of roles that cannot be performed from home, your Recruitment Adviser can confirm.

Please note
  • Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.
  • The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.
  • We are open to part time/job share applicants.
Recruitment agencies (PSL /non-PSL)
Weightmans operates a strict 'preferred supplier list' (PSL) and is committed to working closely with the recruitment agencies that feature on that list. As such, Weightmans does not accept speculative or unsolicited CVs, profiles or any other introductions from both our PSL and non-PSL agencies.  If a PSL or non-PSL agency chooses to submit a speculative or unsolicited CV, profile or introduction without instruction from a member of Weightmans’ recruitment team, we will reserve the right to treat the introduction as a gift and contact the candidate directly without accepting or entering into the agency’s terms nor being liable for a recruitment fee.

Closing date: TBC

For further information or to apply for the position please select the 'Enquire/Apply' button below and navigate to the role.
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United Kingdom

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Education Solicitor

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Job ID:

28186

Practice Area(s):

Education

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

15.01.2024

Employer type:

Private Practice
col-wide   

Job Description:

Up to £50,000 depending on experience

About your new role
The Social Care & Governance Team provide a Service to Local Authority(s) to assume conduct of  Education Litigation and protection of vulnerable adults and children
 
We are currently recruiting for a Solicitor or Associate up to 3  years PQE to join our Social Care & Governance team in Liverpool, or Manchester

The successful candidate will manage own caseload of varied Education Casework or Education  with Paralegal and Legal Admin Support; and be a willing Team Member with an ability to support other colleagues as work demands.

Main duties and responsibilities
  • Manage own caseload of 1st Tier Tribunal (Health, Education and Social Care) Cases
  • Education Law Judicial Review Claims
  • Education Law Advice
  • Assist other members of the team with Delivery of Training
  • Conduct legal proceedings before the courts and tribunals, including advocacy
  • Attend off-site visits and meetings, such as Court Hearings, clients’ offices etc
  • Assist the team and wider department with the development of the regulatory practice
  • Carry out and attend marketing and business development activities and events
  • Ensure relevant deadlines, quality measures and KPI are adhered to
  • Comply with relevant policies and procedures
  • Work in accordance with Weightmans’ values
This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.

About You
  • Solicitor or associate, experienced in Education law either in-house or in private practice
  • Experience of conducting advocacy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and targets
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Flexible approach
If you meet our criteria and think this is a job where you could bring enthusiasm and commitment, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Why work for us
Weightmans is a Top 40 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer and 9th overall employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards 2022 and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK.

We are proud to be an accredited living wage employer.

The independent research showed "Weightmans provides exceptional employee conditions, nurtures and develops talent throughout all levels of the organisation."

We are truly committed to fostering a culture of equality and diversity, where everyone in the firm is respected and recognised on merit for the work that they do.

We strongly encourage applications from people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and disabilities. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustment at any stage of the application process.

Please feel free to note your preferred pronouns in your application.

Work for a firm where people matter – work for Weightmans.
As well as being immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people we offer a wide range of benefits including;
  • 28 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rated for part time)
  • Agile / working from home including provision of home office equipment*
  • Healthcare cover/ Medicash
  • Pension plan
  • Life Insurance 4 x salary
  • Interest free travel loan scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme including counselling, legal and consumer advice service
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Discounted dental scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Offers & discounts
  • Great reward and recognition scheme
*there are a small number of roles that cannot be performed from home, your Recruitment Adviser can confirm.

Please note
  • Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.
  • The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.
  • We are open to part time/job share applicants.
Recruitment agencies (PSL /non-PSL)
Weightmans operates a strict 'preferred supplier list' (PSL) and is committed to working closely with the recruitment agencies that feature on that list. As such, Weightmans does not accept speculative or unsolicited CVs, profiles or any other introductions from both our PSL and non-PSL agencies.  If a PSL or non-PSL agency chooses to submit a speculative or unsolicited CV, profile or introduction without instruction from a member of Weightmans’ recruitment team, we will reserve the right to treat the introduction as a gift and contact the candidate directly without accepting or entering into the agency’s terms nor being liable for a recruitment fee.

Closing date: TBC

For further information or to apply for the position please select the 'Enquire/Apply' button below and navigate to the role.