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A Day in the Life of ... Andrew Pack (care lawyer)

Date:7 SEP 2016
Care Lawyer

What is your position and what do you do on a day-to-day basis?

I am a care lawyer for Brighton and Hove City Council. I run care proceedings on behalf of the local authority: giving advice polishing and honing documents slogging through 400 emails a day attending court and presenting cases and dealing with obscure queries that take me down rabbit holes.

How long have you been in this role and what brought you here?

I cam into family law entirely by accident but it turned out to be a good accident. As for Brighton I came here on maternity cover; the child born as a consequence is now at school.

What are the people you work for/with like? Any memorable stories?

Well obviously they are lovely! Care law at a local authority is all about finding ways to deal with pressure and volume of workload looking out for each other having each other's backs and listening to people's angst or funny stories. There's a lot of dark humour that goes on in local authority legal teams to help get through the day.

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