Local Government Litigation Solicitor

  • Job Reference: 66068
  • Date Posted: 5 January 2018
  • Recruiter: Lipson Lloyd-Jones
  • Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Salary: £33,000 to £45,000
  • Sector: Mental Health, Personal Injury (Defendant), Public Law, Private Practice
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Our client are national and they are looking for an Experienced Filex or Solicitor (NQ-3PQE) To manage a caseload, and assist other case handlers with their caseloads, of local government litigation. You will be based in the Leicester office

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Specialise in acting on behalf of various local authorities and insurers, protecting their interests
  • Manage a caseload of litigated files including Highways Law, Occupiers Liability Employers Liability and Housing disrepair
  • Assist on social care abuse claims, human rights and equality act and high value flooding cases.
  • Draft and perform legal research, investigations etc
  • Attend at conferences and Court
  • Communicate with clients, Counsel and various other parties
  • Achieve set financial and chargeable targets
  • Ensure relevant deadlines, quality measures and KIPS are adhered to
  • Comply with relevant policies and procedures
  • Work in accordance with the firms' values

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.

The person specification

  • Experiences Qualified solicitor/Filex 0-3years PQE
  • Genuine interest and previous experience in local government litigation
  • Experience of acting for a local authority and their insurers would be desirable
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent collaborative and team working skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines and targets
  • Flexible approach

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Please note our advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfill this kind of work.