Candidate Source
02 Jan 2018
01 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
A Legal team working within a large public-sector organisation are looking for an experienced Solicitor to join them in Conwy. The role is on a part time, temporary basis, covering maternity leave for at least 12-months. You will be expected to work around 3-4 days per week.

As a Solicitor, your main duties will include:

• Advising Council departments and external clients on a range of law and procedure, in the areas of planning, property and highways law (contentious and non-contentious).
• Undertaking a range of work under the Town and County Planning and associated legislation and representing the Council in various tiers of the Courts and Tribunals.
• Advising the Council officers and others (e.g. external clients) on all aspects of the law and legal processes relating to the above areas of law.
• Liaising with and advising other agencies.
• Attending Council Committees as appropriate, giving legal and procedural advice.
• Attending various meetings and training events throughout the County area and further afield as requested.

To be a successful Solicitor, you will have the following skills and experiences:

• Must be a qualified Solicitor.
• Previous experience in a local government legal department.
• Knowledge and experience of the law and procedures relating to the following areas of law: Town and Country Planning; Property; and Highways.
• Competent IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, legal research resources.
• Effective time management and prioritisation skills and ability to deliver to a deadline.
• The ability to analyse problems and determine practical legal solutions, applying the law to achieve the Council’s objectives.
• The willingness to appear as an advocate in the County and Magistrates Courts, Tribunals and Planning Inquiries.
• A full driving license and car available for work use.
• A valid DBS.

In return, a Solicitor will receive a salary of £25.00 - £40.00 Per Hour, depending on qualifications and experience.

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