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Senior Solicitor – General Law

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We currently require a Senior Solicitor for a temporary contract position based in Ashton under Lyne, Manchester. Position Details: • Initially 3 Month Temporary contract (Scheduled until at least October 2021 but likely to be extended beyond this date) • Full-time position: 37 Hours per Week • Working Hours: 9.00-17.00 Monday-Friday • General Law cases Job Description: • To undertake and have personal responsibility for a mixed caseload of litigation and advice • To undertake advocacy at all levels of Court/at Tribunals as appropriate, including the preparation and management of cases • To provide a full range of professional legal advice and services to the Council and its committees on matters relating to local government and its partners, as directed from time to time • To Draft and settle legal documentation • To ensure that Council officers and service departments are acting in accordance with the Council’s Constitution and Governance framework on matters within the post’s knowledge and control • To ensure that a responsive and cost-effective service is provided to Council officers and service departments Requirements: • Qualified Solicitor or Barrister or equivalent • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development • Experience/knowledge of at least one of the following areas of law: Local Government/Child Care/Adult Care/Education/Prosecutions/Civil Litigation/ Licensing • Experience of advocacy before Courts/Tribunals/Inquiries • Experience of litigation procedures • Advocacy Skills • Drafting Skills • Confidence and empathy • Good interpersonal Customer focused skills

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