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Eduction Solicitor - Legal Services

Job details
Posting date: 05 June 2024
Salary: £42.45 to £42.45 per hour
Additional salary information: per hour PAYE depending on experience (tbc)
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 04 July 2024
Company: Triumph Consultants Ltd
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: Warrington 0008 EFD8 / 1


What's involved with this role:

Interim Eduction Solicitor - Legal Services

Reference no: Warrington 0008 EFD8 / 1

Pay Rate: up to £42.45 per hour PAYE depending on experience (tbc)

37 Monday to Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 5-6 months


Hybrid working - negotiable around office attendance, but candidate will have to be a little flexible if needed.

Operating primarily in the field of education law, from time to time you may also be expected to offer support and advice to councillors and officers in the area of adult social care work. The post involves advocacy in the Special Educational Needs Tribunal and other tribunals. Undertake the provision of legal advice, guidance and support on behalf of the Borough Council (and its schools) in relation to and Education matters with some Adult Social Care work some of which may be complex.

Key Responsibilities:

Conduct advocacy at all levels with respect to the above matters before the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal, Appeal Panels, the Court of Protection and any other appropriate tribunal.
Proactively advise and respond to all requests for legal advice. Advising on the proposed impact of any legislation as and when appropriate to the Client Departments taking into account novel applications of known techniques
Undertake all preparations in relation to Advocacy including preparation of bundles, skeleton arguments and statements ensuring full compliance with legislation and guidance, attendance at advocates meetings and to liaise with Counsel as and when required.
Attend relevant meetings including where applicable Safeguarding Board meetings, Joint Partnership Groups, and Legal Gateway meetings.

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via by quoting the job reference and job title exactly.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Due to the number of CVs being sent to us under current market conditions, we cannot, unfortunately, respond to all applications. If, therefore, you have not heard from us within 3 days please make a working assumption that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We will, however, be very happy to receive future applications from you for other roles

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


Qualified solicitor or barrister or chartered legal executive or equivalent legal experience with a background in local government.


Good knowledge of relevant legislation to the service area and the decision-making processes and procedures.
Good understanding of current issues and best practice on service delivery relevant to the service areas.


Local Authority experience is required for this role.
Experience in education law including conduct of SEN Tribunals and advising on issues such as governance, admissions, exclusions and school transport.

Skills & Abilities:

Good and demonstrable analytical legal skills.
Excellent communication skills
Team skills and the ability to interpret legislation in a common sense and practical manner
Ability to work under pressure and respond efficiently to the changing needs of the clients.
Ability to be able to travel to attend client officers or courts wherever the client’s case is being considered.
Ability to contribute to the ongoing development of the Shared Legal Service.
Ability to be available to attend premises out of hours to attend evening meetings and in the event of emergencies or urgent management issues in relation to all 5 authorities.


Job Ref: Warrington 0008 EFD8 / 1

Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent.

Please do try to resist contacting us with requests for progress updates.

We really do read every CV sent to us. All applications will be acknowledged by a human, not a robot, provided the job remains live and provided your CV meets the “Essential Requirements” listed.

Please note that we do our level best to take down ads as soon as roles have been filled. We are not in the business of harvesting CVs.

Important: We will interpret your application as being permission to submit your CV to this role (with the right to represent you) unless you advise us to the contrary.