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Southwark Council are recruiting for a qualified General Litigation Assistant Lawyer for the In-house Litigation Team. We provide litigation services to all the council’s directorates. The work is varied and often complex and sensitive.
The role provides an excellent opportunity to develop skills and experience in litigation arising from the council’s exercise of its diverse functions and for exposure to broader local government practice and law.
The role involves conduct of a varied caseload of all types of general litigation including commercial and residential property, contract, injunctions and enforcement. You will also provide advice to the Council’s departments on a broad range of general litigation related matters.
You will be a confident, tactically aware general litigator with strong file management skills and a track record of successfully representing your clients on a range of general litigation work. You will be able to work at a pace and have an excellent working knowledge of the courts and court rules. You will be flexible, adaptable and have the aptitude to take on new areas of work quickly and competently. You will be an effective communicator and will be equally comfortable working on your own and with others collaboratively. Ideally you will have the ability and appetite to undertake your own advocacy in the courts.
For further information on the role:
Please contact the Senior Lawyer, Litigation Team by e-mail on, email@example.com
If you are interested in applying for this role, please complete the on-line application form; your application should detail your suitability for the role and highlight your skills with reference to the Personal Specification. The Person Specification can be found at the bottom of this page under attachments.
Closing Date: 11th October 2020
Interview and Assessment: Week commencing 20 October 2020
(COVID-19) - information for job applicants Southwark Council are following the most recent Government guidelines surrounding Corona virus. During this period, we still look forward to receiving your application and if successful, we will be conducting interviews remotely via video link. Details will be confirmed via email, if successful.