Discovery Internship - Legal Intern - Adult Social Care & Health (Liverpool City Council)



Liverpool John Moores University


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This internship will run for 105 hours

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Ringfenced for level 5 & 6 LJMU students only!

The internship position will assist the Adult Social Care and Health Team of Legal Services, City Solicitor’s Office, thein-house legal team of Liverpool City Council. Our Service have specialist lawyers in the key areas of public sector law in the following teams: Regeneration and Development, Contract and Commercial, Child Care, Employment and Litigation, Regulatory, and Adult Social Care however this internship position will be primarily based within the Adults Adult Social Care and Health Team.

Duties and responsibilities
Main duties will all be subject to appropriate supervision and will include:

• Drafting initial court applications (Court of Protection/Family Court/ County Court/ High Court).
• Draft documents to HM Land Registry.
• Brief counsel on non-complex matters.
• Draft Letters of Instruction/ Guidance to experts and liaising with expert.
• Support counsel at hearings when required.
• Attend non-complex court hearings.
• Take instructions from social workers.
• Research case law.
• Attend round table meetings, advocacy meetings, client conferences and hearings.
• Reading third party disclosure.
• Preparation of court bundles including liaison with parties in respect of agreeing documents to be omitted and administration of those hearings (especially telephone/remote hearings).

Skills and experience
Knowledge of social care and health law is preferred but not essential. 

No specific qualifications or experience are required but the candidate should be:
• Willing to learn.
• Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with various professions and agencies, using standard Microsoft applications. 
• Able to work under pressure and to meet guidelines. 
• Able to take comprehensive and accurate notes of meetings and/or evidence at court. 


Additional information
Ringfenced for level 5 & 6 LJMU students only!

Applications close at midnight on 4th December 2022

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