£17 - £21 per hour
04 Oct 2013
01 Nov 2013
Grant Wilson
HR & Training
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
This role is for a Prosecution Solicitor it has been released initially on a temporary basis for 3 months.

The solicitor/barrister must be capable of the following:

(a) working with limited support and supervision;
(b) giving advice and representation in the area of work allocated;
(c) prioritising a caseload, varied in its complexity;
(d) resolving a wide range of legal problems;
(e) demonstrating a good knowledge of the framework of local government;
(f) negotiating with others or holding their own with senior officers or in Court.

Main Purpose of Job:

Accountable to a Senior/Principal Solicitor/Barrister or the Head of Legal Services:
(i) to manage a wide ranging caseload of both straightforward and complex legal work; and
(ii) to provide high quality legal advice.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1.To provide high quality, well researched legal advice to client departments within agreed timescales.
2.To proactively support clients in areas of their work which have a legal dimension.
3.To manage and progress a caseload of both straightforward and complex work for client departments.
4.To keep relevant stakeholders informed of the progress of the case, taking due regard of Court dates, priorities, deadlines, and the Unit's quality standards.
5.To manage the research, compilation and briefing/presentation process in relation to significant cases, including attending case conferences.
6.To undertake advocacy work at Magistrates' Court level and routine advocacy in Courts at higher level or equivalent, liaising with officers of the Courts, solicitors, barristers and their staff, and members of the public in respect of appropriate cases.
7.In providing legal advice, managing a case, undertaking advocacy and meeting with clients, to take responsibility for demonstrating thorough preparation, research and application of rigorous analytical problem solving methods.
8.To contribute to the Legal Unit's continued achievement of quality standards, including Investors in People and Lexcel.
9.To participate positively and constructively in the Corporate Appraisal Scheme.
10.To ensure that output and quality of work is of good quality and accords, where appropriate, with current regulations/legislation/Court practice.
11.To contribute to the process of evaluating the Unit's performance, processes and procedures and to drawing up of the Unit's Business Plan as required.
12.To build positive working relationships within the Legal Unit, working constructively with the Line Manager to identify strengths and agree action in relation to development needs.
13.To evaluate own working processes and identify effective and improved working methods.
14.To manage own time effectively and prioritise workload.
15.To participate in the Law Society's Professional Development Scheme and to develop a detailed up-to-date knowledge of the law in relevant areas most commonly encountered and areas specific to the departments mainly supported.

To apply please forward your CV ASAP
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