Lawyer - Adult Services

We are seeking an experienced lawyer to provide specialist legal advice, support and representation to our Health and Adult Services directorate.

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced lawyer, solicitor or barrister to provide specialist legal advice, support and representation to our Health and Adult Services directorate.

Adult social care is a highly specialised area that involves complex law and a broad range of social issues. As a service we provide a comprehensive and efficient service to our users and we are proud holders of the Lexcel accreditation.

Our enviable reputation for providing a high level of client satisfaction has led us to have been finalists and winners of national awards, most recently the Lawyers in Local Government Awards. We proactively meet the needs of our existing clients, with ambitious plans to grow our customer bases.

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Salary: £32,029 to £42,683 per annum, depending on experience
Location: Northallerton
Hours: 37 per week (full time)
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: 21 October 2019 - CLOSED

The appointed person will provide advice to the our Health and Adult Services directorate on all aspects of adult social care including mental capacity and best interests, safeguarding vulnerable adults, deprivation of liberty, ordinary residence and mental health.

Dedicated support and advice is also provided to the benefits, assessment and charging teams in Health and Adult Services, on matters related to financial assessments and charging for adult social care.

This role is a challenging one that would suit someone with the ability to analyse complex factual information and to identify and apply the relevant legislation and case law.

Ideally, you will have specific experience in adult social care, as well as excellent communication, analytical and drafting skills.

You will also be able to manage a full caseload and provide practical legal advice and support on both operational and strategic matters.

The role requires a person with enthusiasm, commitment and motivation to deliver excellent service to the Health and Adult Services directorate.

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Key dates

Closing date: 21 October 2019 - CLOSED

Contact us

For further information or a discussion about this opportunity, please contact Emma Dixon, Senior Adult Services Lawyer on 01609 798842 or email

You can find out more about the role here.

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It is also responsible for supporting the promotion of high ethical standards within the organisation.

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