Job of the Week

This week's job of the week is:

Lawyer (Adult Social Care) - 00000309

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  • Truro
  • 37 hours per week
  • Permanent
  • £32,001 - £39,177 per year

Cornwall Legal is a team of lawyers providing expert, high quality legal advice exclusively to public sector clients.  We advise in-house clients, as a service of Cornwall Council, and also act for a number of external clients across the South West, including the Councils wholly owned companies, a fire and rescue authority, in excess of 150 schools / academies and other local authorities.

The role holder will be accountable for a personal caseload of adult social care matters, including high profile / complex legal matters. You will provide advice at Council, Cabinet and Committee meetings and provide advice on areas of law that fall within the remit of the Social Care Legal Team.

Your other accountabilites will include: 

  • Providing legal advice to client officers and external clients on issues of varying complexity, proactively supporting clients in all areas of their work which have a legal dimension

  • Managing and progressing a caseload of both straightforward and complex legal work 

  • Keeping relevant stakeholders informed of the progress of their case, taking due regard of key dates, priorities, deadlines and service level standards to ensure excellent client care and promote high levels of client satisfaction

  • Undertaking legal research, drafting of legal documentation, attendance at case conferences and client / project meetings; and updating internal management. 

  • Undertaking advocacy work in relation to both contested and uncontested cases in the civil and criminal courts, liaising with officers of the Courts, Government Office, Solicitors, Barristers and their staff and members of the public in respect of appropriate cases 

  • Ensuring that work undertaken is of the highest quality and accords with current regulations / legislation and court practice 

  • Updating client services on changes in the law relevant to their services and maintaining up to date knowledge of the law in relation to the areas most commonly encountered 

  • Building positive working relationships within the Legal Service

  • Working constructively with the Business Partner to identify strengths and agree actions in relation to development needs and to evaluate own working processes, identifying effective working methods.


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