Housing Litigation Legal Assistant (Sandwell)

Recruiter
Hays
Location
Smethwick, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Jun 2019
Closes
27 Jun 2019
Ref
1179734928
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Legal Assistant Job, Based in Oldbury, Competitive Salary, Leading Local Authority

Your new company

Due to an internal service redesign, we are now looking to recruit a Housing Litigation Legal Assistant to work with Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council on a temporary, on-going basis. Sandwell Council is the largest employer in the borough that help provide a comprehensive range of services across its six towns. They are committed to the provision of high quality services across the borough

Your new role

As a Legal Assistant, you will be working in the Housing Litigation Team based in Oldbury. You will be responding to housing claims that are raised under Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act regarding disrepair cases. You will be working on existing claims and responding to tenants and their legal representation. In addition, you will be required to help settle draft responses and update all communications.

What you'll need to succeed

As an experienced Legal Assistant, you will be educated to a degree level and have a current LPC, equivalent or working towards one. You will have experience of working previously in a legal position and have experience of providing support to a wider legal team. Knowledge of Housing Litigation would not be essential, but would be highly beneficial.

What you'll get in return

You will be working with an employer who is an accredited Investor in People and who are renowned for their supportive culture that can offer flexible working. You will be covering a range of potential projects within the council and have input into lots of different areas, offering a great deal of variety and flexibility. You will be working for the largest employer in the borough across six towns: Oldbury, Rowley Regis, Smethwick, Tipton, Wednesbury and West Bromwich.

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