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Trainee Solicitor

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Job ID:

22490

Practice Area(s):

Adult Social Care, Children's Services, Governance, Housing/ASB, Litigation, Planning, Property

Location:

Central London, London (Greater) 

Role:

Trainee Solicitor
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Employment Type:

Training Contract

Posted:

04.08.2022

Employer type:

Local Authority

Employer Ref:

WCC580911
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Job Description:

£27,009 - £30,063 per annum. Salary is negotiable depending on experience.

THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF HUMAN LAW

Legal Services in Westminster City Council is a world of extraordinary stories. Where our people look beyond the obvious to do life-altering work.

There are few more important issues in the world today than mental health. The lawyers in our Adult Social Care team are the innovators and experts using the law to change society for good. Trainee Solicitor, Barbara Ayisi has already seen the far-reaching impact we have had on residents with poor mental health, dementia and suicidal tendencies. How a group of passionate people advocating for those who cannot always advocate for themselves – their welfare, wellbeing and wishes – can make a human impact like no other. For us, that is the true power of the law.

Please view the extraordinary story of Human Law here.

The Role:
As a Trainee Solicitor, you can make your own powerful contribution to the lives of people living and working in Westminster and the neighbouring borough of Kensington and Chelsea. From social care to property law, contracts to criminal prosecutions, we offer you an incredible variety of casework from day one – all carried out under the supervision of expert principal lawyers. It is a high-quality training contract, working with two of London’s best-known local authorities.

With the chance to contribute to many high-profile projects, you will provide legal support, complete research, draft precedents, get involved in negotiations, brief counsel and much more.  As your experience grows, you will have the opportunity to focus your skills and specialise in one area.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:
Having successfully completed your Legal Practice Course, you will also have the academic and vocational qualifications required by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority to start a training contract. You will be ready to work autonomously, managing your own workload to meet deadlines and targets.  As much of our business is now digitised, we expect high levels of IT literacy and the ability to analyse complex information.  

You will be an effective communicator, able to handle sensitive situations and influence negotiations to achieve positive outcomes for the councils and their residents.

What We Offer:
Westminster is an amazing place. There are 250,000 diverse residents, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people working here every day.  Our mission is to create a city for all. We are an organisation that wants the very best for our residents:  a supportive and safe environment, the chance to grow and learn throughout their lives, to build fantastic careers in world-leading industries, to have access to high-quality, affordable housing and to retire into the community with dignity and pride.

We want Westminster to be a place where you can make the most of your talents and thrive as an individual. That is why we’re proud to have won Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative in the 2020/21 Business Culture Awards. By being the best you can be, you will help us adapt to the changing needs of our organisation and communities.  

At Westminster City Council, we are passionate about our aim to be an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve, and we believe everyone is valued. We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, including B.A.ME (Black, Asian and Multiple Ethnic backgrounds), LGBTQ+ and those with hidden or visible disabilities.

We are committed to ensuring all our staff – regardless of gender, age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity or disability – can succeed. We value diversity and appreciate that people work in different ways. So, as a Timewise employer we work to provide flexible working arrangements and an empowering environment that enables you to be your best, that is the Westminster Way.

Contact details for an informal discussion: Lynette Young, Transformation Manager on 07771 546014 or via email at Lynette.Young@rbkc.gov.uk

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

Closing date:
14 August 2022
Employer Info
Bi-Borough Shared Legal Services for Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster
Central London, London (Greater), United Kingdom

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Employer Info


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

Trainee Solicitor

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Job ID:

22490

Practice Area(s):

Adult Social Care, Children's Services, Governance, Housing/ASB, Litigation, Planning, Property

Location:

Central London, London (Greater) 

Role:

Trainee Solicitor
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Training Contract

Posted:

04.08.2022

Employer type:

Local Authority

Employer Ref:

WCC580911
col-wide   

Job Description:

£27,009 - £30,063 per annum. Salary is negotiable depending on experience.

THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF HUMAN LAW

Legal Services in Westminster City Council is a world of extraordinary stories. Where our people look beyond the obvious to do life-altering work.

There are few more important issues in the world today than mental health. The lawyers in our Adult Social Care team are the innovators and experts using the law to change society for good. Trainee Solicitor, Barbara Ayisi has already seen the far-reaching impact we have had on residents with poor mental health, dementia and suicidal tendencies. How a group of passionate people advocating for those who cannot always advocate for themselves – their welfare, wellbeing and wishes – can make a human impact like no other. For us, that is the true power of the law.

Please view the extraordinary story of Human Law here.

The Role:
As a Trainee Solicitor, you can make your own powerful contribution to the lives of people living and working in Westminster and the neighbouring borough of Kensington and Chelsea. From social care to property law, contracts to criminal prosecutions, we offer you an incredible variety of casework from day one – all carried out under the supervision of expert principal lawyers. It is a high-quality training contract, working with two of London’s best-known local authorities.

With the chance to contribute to many high-profile projects, you will provide legal support, complete research, draft precedents, get involved in negotiations, brief counsel and much more.  As your experience grows, you will have the opportunity to focus your skills and specialise in one area.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:
Having successfully completed your Legal Practice Course, you will also have the academic and vocational qualifications required by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority to start a training contract. You will be ready to work autonomously, managing your own workload to meet deadlines and targets.  As much of our business is now digitised, we expect high levels of IT literacy and the ability to analyse complex information.  

You will be an effective communicator, able to handle sensitive situations and influence negotiations to achieve positive outcomes for the councils and their residents.

What We Offer:
Westminster is an amazing place. There are 250,000 diverse residents, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people working here every day.  Our mission is to create a city for all. We are an organisation that wants the very best for our residents:  a supportive and safe environment, the chance to grow and learn throughout their lives, to build fantastic careers in world-leading industries, to have access to high-quality, affordable housing and to retire into the community with dignity and pride.

We want Westminster to be a place where you can make the most of your talents and thrive as an individual. That is why we’re proud to have won Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative in the 2020/21 Business Culture Awards. By being the best you can be, you will help us adapt to the changing needs of our organisation and communities.  

At Westminster City Council, we are passionate about our aim to be an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve, and we believe everyone is valued. We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, including B.A.ME (Black, Asian and Multiple Ethnic backgrounds), LGBTQ+ and those with hidden or visible disabilities.

We are committed to ensuring all our staff – regardless of gender, age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity or disability – can succeed. We value diversity and appreciate that people work in different ways. So, as a Timewise employer we work to provide flexible working arrangements and an empowering environment that enables you to be your best, that is the Westminster Way.

Contact details for an informal discussion: Lynette Young, Transformation Manager on 07771 546014 or via email at Lynette.Young@rbkc.gov.uk

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

Closing date:
14 August 2022