Litigation Solicitor

Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4RL
£40,580 - £45,989
23 Feb 2018
24 Mar 2018
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Warwickshire Legal Services has operated on a business footing for over 20 years and now has over 60 fee earners providing a comprehensive range of services to over 15 public sector clients, including pioneering shared service arrangements with Warwick District Council and two police forces. 

We have a national reputation, recognised in several national awards, including Lawyers in Local Government Legal Team of the Year in 2017. We are based in modern offices in a historic building in the middle of Warwick within a short distance of other popular towns like Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and Stratford-upon-Avon and in a central location on road and rail transport networks. We offer flexible working arrangements and in return our staff are willing to go the extra mile when our clients need it. 

People like to work for us and we have a tradition of growing our own talent through training and development schemes, meaning that we have a low turnover of staff. 

The Role

We are now looking for a solicitor or barrister to join our team on a permanent basis. The core work of the Planning & Litigation Team is Criminal and Civil Litigation, Housing, Planning, Highways and Licensing. Its responsibilities include advising committees, regulatory enforcement, drafting and negotiating planning and highway agreements, local authority prosecutions, strategic housing advice, housing possessions, anti-social behaviour injunctions and other regulatory matters. 

The post carries an emphasis on litigation but you may also be called upon to provide legal advice on a wide range of local authority matters. You may be required to act as legal adviser at committee meetings and to appear in court and at inquiries. 

Applications from candidates who want to work part time will be considered. 

37.0 Hours per Week

Key Requirements

We are looking for candidates who are first rate lawyers and who solve problems, inspire client confidence, welcome change and challenge, and have the potential to progress within our business. 

The work is demanding and often complex and you will need a flexible, positive approach and a keen mind. Local authority experience would be an advantage but the right candidate might be a quick learner from a different background. 

You should be a fully qualified practising solicitor or barrister with an understanding of public law principles and a minimum of 2 years PQE. 

For further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.

Additional Information & How to Apply

For further information about the role please contact the hiring manager: Ann Belcher, Senior Solicitor 01926 412451 or Caroline Gutteridge, Senior Solicitor 01926 413750

Closing Date: 22nd March 2018

Interview Date: 17th April 2018

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Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire

It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).

Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.

As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.

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