Solicitor/Barrister - Housing
Dudley MBC is seeking an experienced housing or civil litigation specialist who is keen to make a difference for those who live and work in the Borough. Dudley MBC is a Community Council rich in history and is very focused on regeneration and reinvesting itself to meet challenges of the future, forming part of the West Midlands Combined Authority. Legal Services continues to be accredited to Lexcel, the Law Society’s standard for excellence in Legal Practice Management and Client Care.
The Legal Housing team forms part of the wider Law and Governance Division and we are seeking to appoint an additional solicitor/barrister within the Housing Legal Team to further enhance the professional service we provide to our internal and external clients.
Hours: 37 per week
Salary: Grade 11
Location: Harbour Buildings, Waterfront West, Brierley Hill DY5 1LN/Working from Home
Reporting directly to the Senior Solicitor, the successful applicant will undertake a broad range of legal work related to housing law, including litigation and advocacy, and provide general advice to the Council’s stakeholders. The ideal candidate should be experienced in the law relating to housing possession proceedings, anti-social behaviour injunctions and dealing with a full caseload of files (or possess transferable civil litigation skills). Daily tasks will include drafting notices, court applications (including claims for possession and injunctions), undertaking advocacy, providing in-house legal training, and assisting in the drafting of policies, protocols and procedures.
The post-holder must be able to work flexibly, possess excellent communication skills and be able to prioritise workloads efficiently. You must hold appropriate professional qualifications, cope well under pressure, and be prepared to work both as part of a team and on your own initiative. Candidates with proven civil litigation experience work will also be considered.
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