Lawyer – Litigation

HC11 £43,857 - £48,117
08 Oct 2021
01 Nov 2021
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Title: Lawyer – Litigation
Contract: Fixed term contract for up to 2 years
Location: Plough Lane
Hours: 37.00
Salary: HC11 £43,857 - £48,117

Closing Date: 01/11/2021

We are looking for an experienced litigation lawyer covering complex civil, criminal, employment, and land tribunal cases. Candidates with experience in employment matters particularly are encouraged to apply.

The role demands working closely with clients across several Directorates of the Council in order to proactively coordinate and manage a mixed caseload of litigation matters.
This role would suit someone who has experience of conducting Litigation within Local Government and is adept at conducting their own advocacy. This would include the requirement to conduct advocacy at various court hearings within the County Court, Magistrates Court and Tribunals. You’ll have excellent communication, drafting, advocacy, analytical skills, and organisational skills.
For a confidential and informal discussion on the role please contact Lorna Lucas, Senior Lawyer for Litigation on 01432 260891 or

We welcome applicants whatever their personal characteristics or social identity. All requests for flexible working arrangements and reasonable adjustments will be considered.

The following candidates will be interviewed if they meet the essential criteria for the post they are applying for:
• Those who indicate that they have a disability. This is part of our commitment to the “Disability Confident” scheme;
• Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are an Armed Forces Veteran or Reservist. This is part of our pledge to support the Armed Forces Covenant; and
• Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are a Herefordshire care leaver. This is part of our commitment to supporting young people leaving our care.

Benefits with Herefordshire Council
Holidays: 25 days per year plus 2 days unpaid at Christmas (pro rata for part time)
Pension: LGS pension scheme
Pick your perks – our benefits include access to a range of retail, leisure, holiday and health benefits. This includes savings, cash back and discounts.
We also offer an employee assistance programme that means you will have access to confidential support and advice if you ever need it.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more details of this role.

To apply, please submit your CV along with a supporting statement, referring to the job description and person specification, detailing how you meet the specific requirements of the role.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you would like to obtain details regarding feedback on your application please contact Hoople Resourcing at:                    

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