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Senior Solicitor (Civil Litigation)

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Job ID:

16531

Practice Area(s):

Litigation/Prosecutions

Location:

Central London, London (Greater) 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

26.03.2021

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£47,568 - £53,574 per annum 

The communities that live and work in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea are truly diverse. So, it follows that as a Civil Litigation Lawyer you will be at the heart of an exceptionally talented shared legal service, you will enjoy variety as you take on an exciting and interesting caseload.
 
The Bi-borough Legal Services Employment, Criminal and Commercial Litigation team is a diverse team. The employment lawyers act for both councils on all matters relating to the world of work, advising their human resources teams and client departments and acting to defend any tribunal claims.  In the criminal context the team deal with all aspects of prosecutions including parking, planning, fraud, food safety, residential housing management, trading standards, waste management and health and safety. On the commercial litigation side, the team handles judicial reviews, procurement challenges, property and planning disputes, contractual disputes, debt recovery and insolvency work. As such, being a lawyer in this team will enable you to have a real impact on residents and business in both boroughs.   
 
The role is exciting, can be challenging and one which will allow you to grow your legal and professional skills in one of the country’s most exciting legal services.
 
The Role:

In essence, you will be the lawyer that provides legal and procedural advice to Members and Officers relating to civil litigation matters, in particular, property litigation, bankruptcy and complex debt recovery work. You will provide specialist litigation advice in relation to prescriptive rights, rights of way, adverse possession, extension of leases, enfranchisement and enforcement of other covenants. You may handle appeals against improvement notices under the Housing Act 2004 before the First Tier Tribunal. You may have to advise in relation to the Communications Act 2003 and the installation and removal of telecommunication apparatus. There may be debt recovery work involving the recovery of residential care home fees, providing technical advice and guidance on issues such as placing a charge on a property, deferred payment agreements and notional income.
 
Our cases are often high profile and high value and may be political so an awareness of the corporate implications for both councils is a must.

The role includes dealing with cases in the County Court and High Court and some of our case invariably reach the Court of Appeal and occasionally the Supreme Court.

Our solicitors lead their cases with a minimum of supervision whilst working closely with colleagues, sharing expertise, knowledge and experience.

There will be more straightforward advisory work. However, we will also expect you to draft reasoned decisions and clear reports within deadlines. 

Closing date: 18 April 2021

Interview date: Week commencing 26 April 2021

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

Contact details for an informal discussion: Michael Carson, Principal Solicitor on 07966 176092 or via email on MCARSON2@WESTMINSTER.GOV.UK
About Us:
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Bi-Borough Shared Legal Services for Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster
Central London, London (Greater), United Kingdom

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Bi-Borough Shared Legal Services for Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster
Central London, London (Greater), United Kingdom
Phone:
Web Site: Horton Street, Kensington

Senior Solicitor (Civil Litigation)

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

16531

Practice Area(s):

Litigation/Prosecutions

Location:

Central London, London (Greater) 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

26.03.2021

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£47,568 - £53,574 per annum 

The communities that live and work in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea are truly diverse. So, it follows that as a Civil Litigation Lawyer you will be at the heart of an exceptionally talented shared legal service, you will enjoy variety as you take on an exciting and interesting caseload.
 
The Bi-borough Legal Services Employment, Criminal and Commercial Litigation team is a diverse team. The employment lawyers act for both councils on all matters relating to the world of work, advising their human resources teams and client departments and acting to defend any tribunal claims.  In the criminal context the team deal with all aspects of prosecutions including parking, planning, fraud, food safety, residential housing management, trading standards, waste management and health and safety. On the commercial litigation side, the team handles judicial reviews, procurement challenges, property and planning disputes, contractual disputes, debt recovery and insolvency work. As such, being a lawyer in this team will enable you to have a real impact on residents and business in both boroughs.   
 
The role is exciting, can be challenging and one which will allow you to grow your legal and professional skills in one of the country’s most exciting legal services.
 
The Role:

In essence, you will be the lawyer that provides legal and procedural advice to Members and Officers relating to civil litigation matters, in particular, property litigation, bankruptcy and complex debt recovery work. You will provide specialist litigation advice in relation to prescriptive rights, rights of way, adverse possession, extension of leases, enfranchisement and enforcement of other covenants. You may handle appeals against improvement notices under the Housing Act 2004 before the First Tier Tribunal. You may have to advise in relation to the Communications Act 2003 and the installation and removal of telecommunication apparatus. There may be debt recovery work involving the recovery of residential care home fees, providing technical advice and guidance on issues such as placing a charge on a property, deferred payment agreements and notional income.
 
Our cases are often high profile and high value and may be political so an awareness of the corporate implications for both councils is a must.

The role includes dealing with cases in the County Court and High Court and some of our case invariably reach the Court of Appeal and occasionally the Supreme Court.

Our solicitors lead their cases with a minimum of supervision whilst working closely with colleagues, sharing expertise, knowledge and experience.

There will be more straightforward advisory work. However, we will also expect you to draft reasoned decisions and clear reports within deadlines. 

Closing date: 18 April 2021

Interview date: Week commencing 26 April 2021

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

Contact details for an informal discussion: Michael Carson, Principal Solicitor on 07966 176092 or via email on MCARSON2@WESTMINSTER.GOV.UK
About Us: