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Debt Recovery Lawyer (12 months)

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  • Sector:

    Public Sector & Not-for-Profit, Legal

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £42684 per annum

  • Consultant:

    Chloe Cameron

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

  • Expiry date:


Property Litigation Lawyer (Section 146 Specialist)

Award-Winning Local Authority

12-month contract



Sellick Partnership is delighted to be working exclusively with the London Borough of Brent to recruit to a 12 month fixed-term contract in their award-winning Financial and Commercial Litigation Team.

About the Council:

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London Borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a Borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent's diversity is evident to all who visit the borough and the long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work there.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of the community so it is an exciting time to join them.

Brent's impressive Civic Centre is located right next to Wembley stadium and just a 12-minute train ride from Baker Street and a 25-minute train ride from Kings Cross. So if you are a skilled professional looking for challenging and rewarding work in a demanding but supportive environment - this is the opportunity you have been waiting for!

The Role:

The Financial & Commercial Litigation team are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Lawyer specialising in section 146 forfeiture proceedings (service charges) for the Council. You will have your own caseload and will work under the supervision of the Principal Lawyer.

The successful Lawyer will be accustomed to working in a busy office with strong organisational skills and have sound knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules. You will need to prepare debt recovery cases including issuing claims, drafting settlement agreements, witness statements, preparing briefs to counsel and applications to the Country Court and Court of Protection.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Landlord and tenant disputes arising out of non-payment of service charges
  • Running cases in the Tribunal
  • Issuing fast or multi-track claims in the County Court
  • Supervising and managing a team in the absence of the Principal Lawyer
  • Preparing court documents
  • Attending court on behalf of the less junior members of the team
  • Providing complex legal advice to senior client officers around debt recovery
  • Attend meetings such as the debt board

This is an award winning team which has an excellent reputation for cutting edge work in all types of local authority debt related recovery so don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to join them!

We encourage interested applicants to apply immediately to be considered for short listing. Alternatively should you require further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying please contact Chloë Cameron in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion.

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. Applications are particularly welcome from people with a disability as they are under represented across the council. We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultants boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you.

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