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Solicitor Civil Litigation

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Job ID:

15554

Practice Area(s):

Governance, Litigation/Prosecutions

Location:

London, London (Greater) 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Fixed-Term Contract Full-Time

Posted:

12.01.2021

Employer type:

Private Practice
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Job Description:

The Civil Litigation (Local Government) section
 
The Civil Litigation (Local Government) section comprises of two solicitors. We are committed to providing our clients with a high quality, efficient service and to achieving the best possible outcome in each case. 
 
We are currently seeking a solicitor to provide maternity leave cover in our Local Government department. This department is led by Frances Randle, and the department routinely undertakes work for the Association of Labour Councillors. This means that we provide support to Labour Councillors throughout the United Kingdom on various issues pertaining to their role as a councillor.
 
The post we are advertising is for a solicitor to provide assistance to Frances Randle on these cases. Much of the work we do is highly sensitive and confidential, dealing with politicians at local council level as well as in Parliament.
 
Given the diverse nature of the work we do under the heading ‘Local Government’ law, it is desirable that the applicant to this role have experience of local government law, for instance, having relevant legal experience from working at a local authority.
 
Main responsibilities:
  1. To assist a Senior Solicitor, with all aspects of her cases including taking clients’ instructions, liaising with other parties, and completing research tasks. You will also be required to take on your own case load as and when a decision is made to take on a new enquiry. You may also be required to attend Code of Conduct hearings (most likely to be remote hearings during the Coronavirus pandemic), and attend meetings with clients.  Although it is unlikely, there is also a possibility that you may be required to attend Courts, attending court hearings where appropriate, preparing court bundles, etc.  
  2. To provide administrative support to the Senior Solicitor.
  3. To make a positive contribution to the respective departments and the firm.
  4. To assist in various administrative duties to ensure the smooth running of the department.
Key tasks include
  1. Undertake certain elements of case work under supervision (if and when required).  In particular:
  • File creation
  • Generation of suitable client care correspondence
  • To ensure client communication and contact is regular, timely and sufficient for the client’s requirements
  • Attendance at quasi-judicial Code of Conduct hearings
  • Research-based tasks
  • Deal wherever possible with routine client enquiries and communications
     4.       Any other tasks that may be reasonably assigned
 
Legal advice
  1. To apply the law effectively to client problems
  2. To meet with all the requirements of the SRA for professional conduct and comply with the Solicitors’ Accounts Rules
Billing and time recording
  1. To ensure firm’s procedures are followed when recording time and managing the billing process
File management
  1. To manage work in accordance with the firm’s set procedures and quality standards.       
  2. To ensure confidentiality and security of all documentation.
  3. To progress work efficiently and effectively.
For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below and send your application to Toni Young.

Closing Date:
18 February 2020

PERSON SPECIFICATION
 
Qualifications: 
1-3 years PQE (or equivalent experience)
 
An interest in and / or knowledge of local government, parliamentary and election law.
 
Knowledge
 
A thorough understanding of the obligations, including ethical obligations, of working as a solicitor
 
It is desirable that the applicant has had legal experience of local government law work, for instance previous experience of working within a legal department at a local authority. The work undertaken requires a breadth of knowledge encompassing issues that affect the day-to-day role of a local councillor, and so experience in the following areas is desirable:
  • An understanding of local council governance and decision-making functions;
  • Knowledge of the Localism Act 2011 and the Members’ Code of Conduct regime in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland;
  • A general understanding of public law principles and judicial review claims;
  • Knowledge of Protection from Harassment Act claims, and/or defamation claims.
This is a summary of common areas that we advise on – the list is not exhaustive.
 
Ability
  • Good written skills
  • Good communication skills.
  • Self Starter
  • Flexibility
  • To prioritise and manage competing work.
  • To work methodically and efficiently.
  • To work productively and effectively with solicitors in their respective teams
To use the information technology packages and time recording put in place by the firm.
 
All members of staff should display a pleasant, but assertive manner in dealing with colleagues and clients

Be an excellent team player

Be an effective communicator, both orally and in writing, be able to express and explain themselves clearly
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Edwards Duthie Shamash Solicitors
London, London (Greater), United Kingdom

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Edwards Duthie Shamash Solicitors
London, London (Greater), United Kingdom
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Solicitor Civil Litigation

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Job ID:

15554

Practice Area(s):

Governance, Litigation/Prosecutions

Location:

London, London (Greater) 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Fixed-Term Contract Full-Time

Posted:

12.01.2021

Employer type:

Private Practice
col-wide   

Job Description:

The Civil Litigation (Local Government) section
 
The Civil Litigation (Local Government) section comprises of two solicitors. We are committed to providing our clients with a high quality, efficient service and to achieving the best possible outcome in each case. 
 
We are currently seeking a solicitor to provide maternity leave cover in our Local Government department. This department is led by Frances Randle, and the department routinely undertakes work for the Association of Labour Councillors. This means that we provide support to Labour Councillors throughout the United Kingdom on various issues pertaining to their role as a councillor.
 
The post we are advertising is for a solicitor to provide assistance to Frances Randle on these cases. Much of the work we do is highly sensitive and confidential, dealing with politicians at local council level as well as in Parliament.
 
Given the diverse nature of the work we do under the heading ‘Local Government’ law, it is desirable that the applicant to this role have experience of local government law, for instance, having relevant legal experience from working at a local authority.
 
Main responsibilities:
  1. To assist a Senior Solicitor, with all aspects of her cases including taking clients’ instructions, liaising with other parties, and completing research tasks. You will also be required to take on your own case load as and when a decision is made to take on a new enquiry. You may also be required to attend Code of Conduct hearings (most likely to be remote hearings during the Coronavirus pandemic), and attend meetings with clients.  Although it is unlikely, there is also a possibility that you may be required to attend Courts, attending court hearings where appropriate, preparing court bundles, etc.  
  2. To provide administrative support to the Senior Solicitor.
  3. To make a positive contribution to the respective departments and the firm.
  4. To assist in various administrative duties to ensure the smooth running of the department.
Key tasks include
  1. Undertake certain elements of case work under supervision (if and when required).  In particular:
  • File creation
  • Generation of suitable client care correspondence
  • To ensure client communication and contact is regular, timely and sufficient for the client’s requirements
  • Attendance at quasi-judicial Code of Conduct hearings
  • Research-based tasks
  • Deal wherever possible with routine client enquiries and communications
     4.       Any other tasks that may be reasonably assigned
 
Legal advice
  1. To apply the law effectively to client problems
  2. To meet with all the requirements of the SRA for professional conduct and comply with the Solicitors’ Accounts Rules
Billing and time recording
  1. To ensure firm’s procedures are followed when recording time and managing the billing process
File management
  1. To manage work in accordance with the firm’s set procedures and quality standards.       
  2. To ensure confidentiality and security of all documentation.
  3. To progress work efficiently and effectively.
For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below and send your application to Toni Young.

Closing Date:
18 February 2020

PERSON SPECIFICATION
 
Qualifications: 
1-3 years PQE (or equivalent experience)
 
An interest in and / or knowledge of local government, parliamentary and election law.
 
Knowledge
 
A thorough understanding of the obligations, including ethical obligations, of working as a solicitor
 
It is desirable that the applicant has had legal experience of local government law work, for instance previous experience of working within a legal department at a local authority. The work undertaken requires a breadth of knowledge encompassing issues that affect the day-to-day role of a local councillor, and so experience in the following areas is desirable:
  • An understanding of local council governance and decision-making functions;
  • Knowledge of the Localism Act 2011 and the Members’ Code of Conduct regime in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland;
  • A general understanding of public law principles and judicial review claims;
  • Knowledge of Protection from Harassment Act claims, and/or defamation claims.
This is a summary of common areas that we advise on – the list is not exhaustive.
 
Ability
  • Good written skills
  • Good communication skills.
  • Self Starter
  • Flexibility
  • To prioritise and manage competing work.
  • To work methodically and efficiently.
  • To work productively and effectively with solicitors in their respective teams
To use the information technology packages and time recording put in place by the firm.
 
All members of staff should display a pleasant, but assertive manner in dealing with colleagues and clients

Be an excellent team player

Be an effective communicator, both orally and in writing, be able to express and explain themselves clearly