We are now offering the opportunity for a Barrister, Solicitor or Legal Executive (FCILEx) to join the Council as a Litigation Lawyer in the Legal Services Team reporting to the Team Lead Housing and Litigation. This post presents a challenging and rewarding opportunity for a motivated lawyer to bring their ability and enthusiasm to the Legal Services Team.
Ideally you will be experienced in a range of contentious areas of law including civil, commercial and criminal litigation. The post will include, for example, applications for possession, contract disputes, injunction and prosecutions in the criminal courts including planning, Environmental Health and Licensing prosecutions. You will have excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage your own caseload. Ideally you will have experience in working in local government.
About the role
You will handle a varied caseload, working within a collaborative and supportive team. You will also support and mentor junior members of the team as appropriate. We will give you the opportunity to apply and develop your skills in the context of a high profile authority. We are particularly dedicated to the professional development of our legal team and career progression.
About the team
Legal Services provides legal advice and assistance to officers and members on Council business. We are here to assist the Council in achieving its aims and objectives in a legal and compliant manner.
Exeter City Council offers a flexible working scheme, generous annual leave and membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme together with an Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.
This is a full time post but we will consider a 4 day working week if desired for exceptional candidates.
If we sound like the right fit for you and you feel like the right fit for us we would welcome your application. Please click on the Apply button at the bottom of this page.
Alternatively if you would like to find out more about the post, the team or working with us at the Council please contact Simon Copper, Service Lead - Legal Services, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
At Exeter City Council we are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve.
To support this commitment we will strive to implement reasonable adjustments to support any members of our communities who face barriers in recruitment processes, irrespective of the reason.
We are also proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.
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