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Criminal & Civil Litigation Lawyer

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Legal, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £28 - £35 per hour

  • Consultant:

    Kemi Awodiji

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  • Reference:


  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months +

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:


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Criminal & Civil Litigation Lawyer

£28 - £35 per hour

Locum, Full-time


A Criminal & Civil Litigation Lawyer or Legal Officer is required to join a commercially focused and highly reputable Local Authority based in London. My client is looking for an enthusiastic individual who is experienced in litigation, to join their dynamic and growing litigation team on a full-time, locum basis.

As a Criminal & Civil Litigation Lawyer or Legal Officer, you will be responsible for a varied caseload which will include;

  • Judicial Review challenges against the Council
  • Defending and issuing claims and appeals including, parking claims, food premises closures, Appeals to the General Regulatory Chamber, Education Exclusion Appeals
  • Prosecution work including health and safety, food hygiene, planning enforcement, street enforcement, trading standards and noise nuisance
  • Adverse possession claims and encroachments
  • Advocating in Magistrates and Crown Court

Required skills and experience of the Criminal & Civil Litigation Lawyer or Legal Officer

  • Due to the broad nature of the role, this position would be ideally suited to a generalist litigator with at least 2 years litigation experience in local government, however our client is happy to consider applicants with a private practice background.
  • It is desirable for applicants to have both Civil and Criminal litigation experience as you will be expected to hold a large caseload
  • A good working knowledge of prosecutions, drafting of summonses, and ability to review and apply evidence to regulatory provisions is essential
  • Ability to work with a relatively high degree of autonomy and take initiative in areas of responsibility
  • Ability to think independently, research and apply principles to client matters
  • Strong client care skills
  • Commercially minded with the ability to give good quality advice in a manner which is easily understood by clients

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established team that prides itself in the first class service it offers its clients. This local authority is happy to accommodate the successful candidate with a level of flexibility with working hours and working from home.

If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience for the Litigation Legal Officer role, please apply now by sending an up to date CV to Kemi Awodiji at kemi.awodiji@sellickpartnership.co.uk. We will be reviewing CVs on a weekly basis and shortlisted candidates will be contacted before the closing date.

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