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Solicitor - Litigation

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£32,094 - £44,964 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Legal Services, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RA 


Closing date:06 May 2019 at midnight 

Grade Range 11-13
Salary up to £44,964 per annum (salary dependent on experience)
Leicestershire County Council’s in-house Legal Services has an exciting opportunity for a litigation lawyer to join its friendly and busy litigation team based at County Hall, Glenfield.
The ideal candidate will have experience in working in local government or in private practice and will have a good track record in advising on a variety of litigation matters (whether civil or criminal or both).
Eligible candidates should have qualified as a solicitor, barrister or legal executive and also possess relevant experience dealing with variety of contentious litigation. 
The successful candidate will be expected to handle their owncaseload of litigation matters to include, inter alia, contract, personal injury, public law disputes and prosecution work.
In due course, the role will also require the successful candidate to advise on information governance issues (including data protection & freedom of information) but it is not expected that the successful candidate will have gained previous experience in that area.
Leicestershire County Council is a high performing authority that offers free parking, flexible working arrangements, and membership to a good pension scheme.
A job description, person specification and application form are attached.
For an informal discussion about the vacancy, please contact Adam Clemens (Team Leader Litigation & Prosecutions Team) on telephone number: 0116 305 3383.
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk