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Senior Lawyer – Civil Litigation

  • Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Reference: J-1028
  • Published: Wed 03/08/2022, 15:05 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 21/08/2022, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 Hours
  • Salary: £50,451 - £53,490
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Mulberry Place, Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, London

If you’re ambitious, vibrant, and want to gain exposure to local authority employment litigation in London read on!

We’ll offer you the opportunity to work with a team of specialists which will enhance your personal development and technical skills. You’ll have flexibility to work from home, or the office.

This is a full time, permanent role based in the Town Hall with the ability to work remotely for most of the week. We value our staff and offer a wide range of benefits including; Rent deposit scheme, Ability to buy extra leave and Season ticket loans.

We pride ourselves in offering the best of London in one borough. The list is long but includes Brick Lane, Victoria Park, Canary Wharf, Columbia Road market, Tower of London, V&A Museum of Childhood and Whitechapel Art Gallery.

This is an exciting time to join the Council as we bring the old Royal London Hospital in the heart of Whitechapel back to life as our new town hall. Our skilled and Lexcel accredited Legal Team has a crucial role providing the full range and variety of expert services across all areas of the Council’s work.

If you’re an experienced and highly motivated legal professional keen to maximise your potential, then we’d love to hear from you. You will be joining a dynamic, supportive, diverse team, working in a relaxed but professional environment.

Key Responsibilities

•      You will be able to demonstrate experience and knowledge of working on local authority employment matters at a senior level . Experience of other civil litigation would be desirable. 

•      You will have excellent drafting skills and an eye for detail.

•      You will be able to conduct your caseload with minimal supervision and will be accustomed to working at pace in a busy team. 

•      You will provide legal advice to a variety of audiences, including senior officers and undertake some of your own advocacy.

 Requirements

You must be a Qualified Solicitor/Barrister or Fellow of CILEX and hold a practising certificate.

Tower Hamlets vision for our borough is that: people are aspirational, independent and have equal access to opportunities; we are a borough that our residents are proud of and love to live in; and we are a dynamic, outcomes-based council using digital innovation and partnership working to respond to the changing needs of our borough. We want people who aspire to our TOWER values: Together; Open; Willing; Excellent; Respect.

Tower Hamlets has a zero-tolerance approach to, and works to eradicate, all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, status as a civil partner, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy and maternity and looks to employ a diverse workforce representative of those groups. We recognise that people can also be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class.

We welcome applicants interested in flexible working arrangements and also applicants who live in the borough. 

  • Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Reference: J-1028
  • Published: Wed 03/08/2022, 15:05 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 21/08/2022, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 Hours
  • Salary: £50,451 - £53,490
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Mulberry Place, Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, London