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Lawyer - SCT (Grade J)

Novax Recruitment Ltd
Closing date
6 Jun 2022

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Full Time
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Tower Hamlets
£30 Per Hour

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lawyer to work within the legal team in Tower Hamlets. The role of the principal lawyer - children for the provision of legal advice and undertaking a varied caseload relevant to the grade in the areas of work covered by the team.

Role Requirements:

- To act as lawyer in a Team of lawyers primarily responsible for non-complex legal matters arising from the Council and external clients included with the portfolio of work covered by the team.

- To assist with the day to day activities within the Team

- To assist in the preparation of committee reports relevant to the caseload undertaken and to provide legal advice, comments and guidance as required for the report ensuring that the constitution is met and that the council deals with the matter.

- To prepare reports, briefing notes or other appropriate documents in relation to proposed, new or changing legislation and Council policies and procedures relevant to the caseload undertaken and assist in training officers.

-If required to draft witness statements and other legal documents (including bespoke documents and preparing precedents) appropriate to the work undertaken by the
Team utilising available IT systems for these purposes. To ensure that all legal precedents used are up to date. To assist the Principal Lawyer - Children in legal process reviews to ensure efficient and effective working practices.

- To deal with an extensive workload requiring legal drafting, procedure and advice on the range of issues arising in the team including dealing with matters of a sensitive nature and ensuring confidentiality at all times.

- Ensuring that all work is appropriately prioritised to meet deadlines and targets and comply with timetables and reprioritise work as required to deal with urgent matters in the team.

- In conjunction with the Principal Lawyer - Children to determine the need for and use of external advice and/or representation at Court and Tribunals in order to properly
meet the requirements of the Council and to instruct accordingly and attend conferences when required.

- To ensure that all key dates are diarised in the team diary so that Court and Tribunal timetables are met and that professional standards are maintained at all times and that
work is carried out to the standards set in Service Agreements and Lexcel standards.

For more information on this role, Please contact Fin at Novax Recruitment
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