Principal Solicitor

JT Recruit
Loughborough, UK
24 May 2019
20 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
My local authority client are currently looking for a Principal Solicitor on a temporary basis. Based in their Loughborough office working 21 hours a week, starting as soon as possible, until the 24th of May (unless extended)

Duties will include:

-To manage and have primary responsibility for the Planning, Property and Procurement function and to carry out legal work for, and to provide legal advice to my client with particular emphasis on the planning, Property and Procurement functions and other non-contentious work. The post holder will be expected to give or ensure responsive advice is given, sometimes in pressurised, highly confidential and/or politically sensitive circumstances.

-Delivery of an effective and appropriate service to all service users, fairly and without discrimination.

- To act as the senior legal adviser to Members, SMT, Council Committees and other staff in respect of the Planning, Property, and Procurement function according to their own specialist experience, to prepare related legal documentation and handle a personal caseload of more complex matters.

Essential Criteria:

- 3 years relevant PQE, or 6 years proven legal experience of which 3 would be compatible with the requirements for an admitted Solicitor/ barrister.

- Post qualification experience in Planning and either Property or Procurement areas of work.

- Supervision of others.

- Advising/reporting to councillors or equivalent.

- Detailed working knowledge of the law. Practice and procedures relating to Planning and either Property or Procurement and both the ability to and willingness to attain this level for the remaining function.

- Good understanding of Local Government Practice and Procedures.

- Drafting complex legal documentation relevant to the role

- Interpretation of complex Deeds and Legal documents.

- Confident computer user with sound keyboard skills

- Complex legal research and analysis

- Must have the analytical skills necessary to gather facts, evaluate situations and decide on the

To apply, please send your CV to Rebekka

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