Liverpool, Merseyside PP Associates Ltd

My client is a leading and award-winning Top 45 Law Firm with offices throughout the UK.

Currently seeking an experienced Education Solicitor / Associate to join their Social Care & Governance team based in either Liverpool or Manchester.

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. As an Education Solicitor / Associate, you will manage your 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.

If you have experience in preparing SEN (Special Educational Needs) then we are very interested to speak to you.

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 clients 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

Agile / working from office & home including provision of home office equipment

My client 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.

They 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.

Benefits:

  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rated for part time)
  • Agile / working from office & 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.
  • Great reward and recognition scheme

Eligibility to work in the UK

Eligibility to work in the UK will be verified in the final stages of the selection process. All candidates must either already have a right to work in the UK before commencing employment or meet the Home office criteria for Visa sponsorship. Candidates who require sponsorship should evaluate the Home Office eligibility criteria for a Skilled Worker visa before applying.

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