Local Government Solicitor

  • Job Reference: 65875
  • Date Posted: 29 November 2017
  • Recruiter: Lipson Lloyd-Jones
  • Location: Liverpool, Merseyside
  • Salary: £38,000 to £55,000
  • Sector: Education, Mental Health, Public Law, Private Practice
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Our client is a national commercial firm and they are seeking a Local Government Lawyer to primarily manage a caseload of general adult social services, child protection, education and local government law cases. With their diverse offering, inevitably there will both the scope and need for their lawyers to be involved in work for clients outside of their core caseload. They are seeking someone who is excited about this challenge and will embrace this variety of work.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Specialise in acting on behalf of various local authorities, protecting their interests in matters of adult and child social care issues
  • Manage a caseload of general adult social services, child protection, education and local government law cases
  • Attend applications and hearings at court, including travel, and accompany counsel where necessary
  • Achieve set financial and chargeable targets
  • Ensure relevant deadlines, quality measures and KPIs 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

  • Qualified solicitor
  • Previous child protection and adult social care experience is essential
  • General local government law and education experience would be desirable
  • Experience of acting for or in a local authority would be desirable
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent collaborative and team working skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines and targets
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • 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.