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Senior Litigation Lawyer - Permanent

  • Sector:

    Public Sector & Not-for-Profit, Legal

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  • Salary:

    £38 - £43 per hour

  • Consultant:

    Zanub Najmi

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  • Reference:


  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Litigation Solicitor to join a Local Authority within the South East on a Locum Basis - initially for 3 months with the view to extend. This is a Grade 10 position.

As a Litigation Solicitor you will undertake a very wide range of Litigation matters, therefore you will need excellent knowledge of Civil procedure as well as Criminal Prosecutions.

There will be a variety of matters to handle from Planning enforcement, Judicial Reviews, Housing disrepair, Anti Social Behaviour and Licensing. You will be expected to attend court to deal with these matters as and when required.

In addition to the above matters, there is a wide range of other Civil/Criminal Litigation matters that you will advise on and represent the Council in. You will have a very good knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules and the ability to familiarise yourself with relevant tribunal/court hearing rules at short notice.

The Council is involved in Judicial Review Planning claims and it is desirable that you have some experience of such cases, along with knowledge and experience of CPR 54. You will also ideally have experience of Judicial Review claims in relation to Homelessness and the Housing Act 1996.

You will have a good knowledge and experience of Criminal Law, evidence and procedure, as you will also be dealing with prosecutions such as, litter and fly tipping offences. You will also deal with other Regulatory offences and represent the council in the Magistrates Court.

As a Litigation Solicitor you will need to be skilled in advising in relation to all Local Government Regulatory matters, such as, statutory nuisance and in relation to RIPA , FOI/EIA and DPA matters. You will have excellent drafting skills, be able to give clear written advice and be able to work under pressure to meet court deadlines. Preferably you will have experience and knowledge of the Licensing Act 2003 and of acting as a legal adviser to Licensing committees.

This is a great opportunity for candidates looking for a consistent range of interesting work, as well as those looking to step into a Senior position. 5+ years' PQE candidates will be considered and Solicitors, Barristers or Legal Executives coming from a Private Practice background are also encouraged to apply.

Benefits of the role:

  • Highly accessible location with excellent transport links
  • Competitive Hourly Rate
  • Progression opportunities
  • Exposure to a real range of litigation and regulatory matters
  • A stable/ supportive team
  • Flexible work opportunities- flexible hours and a generous working from home arrangement post-Covid

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 Zanub Najmi in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion.

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