EDUCATION SOLICITOR/ASSOCIATE

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Salary: Competitive

Education Solicitor/Associate - up to £50k+ depending on experience My client is a leading and award-winning Top 40 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. To join this team, you will need to have up to 3 years PQE. 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. 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* 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

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