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Solicitor - Planning and Litigation Team x2

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Job ID:

13722

Practice Area(s):

Litigation/Prosecutions, Planning

Location:

Warwickshire, West Midlands 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Fixed-Term Contract Full-Time, Fixed-Term Contract Part Time

Posted:

23.06.2020

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£42,219 - £47,847 (Fixed Term 1 year contract) (2 posts)

About Us and The Role

Warwickshire Legal Services has operated on a business footing for over 20 years and now has over 60 fee earners providing a comprehensive range of services to over 15 public sector clients, including two police forces and a pioneering shared service arrangement with Warwick District Council.

We have a national reputation, recognised in several national awards, including Lawyers in Local Government Legal Team of the Year in 2017. We are based in modern offices in a historic building in the middle of Warwick within a short distance of other popular towns like Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and Stratford-upon-Avon and in a central location on road and rail transport networks.  As a result of COVID restrictions, staff work almost entirely from home at present but regular attendance at our offices for at least part of the week is likely to resume when restrictions are eased.  We offer flexible working arrangements and in return, our staff are willing to go the extra mile when our clients need it.

People like to work for us and we have a tradition of growing our own talent through training and development schemes, meaning that we have a low turnover of staff.  We are now looking for two solicitors or barristers to join our team to provide maternity cover.  We are looking for candidates who are first rate lawyers and who solve problems, inspire client confidence and welcome change and challenge. Although the posts offered are fixed term, they may lead to other opportunities for progress within our growing business, for candidates who demonstrate the right potential. 

The core work of the Planning & Litigation Team is Criminal and Civil Litigation, Housing, Planning, Highways and Licensing.  Its responsibilities include advising committees, regulatory enforcement, drafting and negotiating planning and highway agreements, local authority prosecutions, strategic housing advice, housing possessions, anti-social behaviour injunctions and other regulatory matters. Experience in one or more of these areas would be an advantage but equally important is the versatility to provide legal advice and representation on a wide range of local authority matters with which you may not always be familiar. The work is demanding and often complex and you will need a flexible, positive approach and a keen mind.

You may be required to act as legal adviser at committee meetings and to appear in court and at inquiries. You should be a fully qualified practising solicitor or barrister with an understanding of public law principles.

Applications from candidates who want to work part time will be considered.

Additional Information

For further information about the role please contact: annbelcher@warwickshire.gov.uk, 01926 412451 or Caroline Gutteridge: carolinegutteridge@warwickshire.gov.uk. 01926 413750

Closing Date: 7 July 2020

Interviews will be held on: 22/23 July 2020

For further information or to apply, please click on the Enquire/Apply button below.

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Warwickshire Legal Services
Warwickshire, West Midlands, United Kingdom

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Warwickshire, West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Solicitor - Planning and Litigation Team x2

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Job ID:

13722

Practice Area(s):

Litigation/Prosecutions, Planning

Location:

Warwickshire, West Midlands 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Fixed-Term Contract Full-Time, Fixed-Term Contract Part Time

Posted:

23.06.2020

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£42,219 - £47,847 (Fixed Term 1 year contract) (2 posts)

About Us and The Role

Warwickshire Legal Services has operated on a business footing for over 20 years and now has over 60 fee earners providing a comprehensive range of services to over 15 public sector clients, including two police forces and a pioneering shared service arrangement with Warwick District Council.

We have a national reputation, recognised in several national awards, including Lawyers in Local Government Legal Team of the Year in 2017. We are based in modern offices in a historic building in the middle of Warwick within a short distance of other popular towns like Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and Stratford-upon-Avon and in a central location on road and rail transport networks.  As a result of COVID restrictions, staff work almost entirely from home at present but regular attendance at our offices for at least part of the week is likely to resume when restrictions are eased.  We offer flexible working arrangements and in return, our staff are willing to go the extra mile when our clients need it.

People like to work for us and we have a tradition of growing our own talent through training and development schemes, meaning that we have a low turnover of staff.  We are now looking for two solicitors or barristers to join our team to provide maternity cover.  We are looking for candidates who are first rate lawyers and who solve problems, inspire client confidence and welcome change and challenge. Although the posts offered are fixed term, they may lead to other opportunities for progress within our growing business, for candidates who demonstrate the right potential. 

The core work of the Planning & Litigation Team is Criminal and Civil Litigation, Housing, Planning, Highways and Licensing.  Its responsibilities include advising committees, regulatory enforcement, drafting and negotiating planning and highway agreements, local authority prosecutions, strategic housing advice, housing possessions, anti-social behaviour injunctions and other regulatory matters. Experience in one or more of these areas would be an advantage but equally important is the versatility to provide legal advice and representation on a wide range of local authority matters with which you may not always be familiar. The work is demanding and often complex and you will need a flexible, positive approach and a keen mind.

You may be required to act as legal adviser at committee meetings and to appear in court and at inquiries. You should be a fully qualified practising solicitor or barrister with an understanding of public law principles.

Applications from candidates who want to work part time will be considered.

Additional Information

For further information about the role please contact: annbelcher@warwickshire.gov.uk, 01926 412451 or Caroline Gutteridge: carolinegutteridge@warwickshire.gov.uk. 01926 413750

Closing Date: 7 July 2020

Interviews will be held on: 22/23 July 2020

For further information or to apply, please click on the Enquire/Apply button below.