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Deputy Head of Legal (Local Authority)

  • Job reference: LSDHOL2209
  • Location: South East England
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified
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Job description: Service Care Legal are currently working on behalf of a local authority who are seeking a Deputy Head of Legal to join their growing team. There will also be an emphasis upon work within the Litigation team. Please find below further details about the position.

ROLE:Deputy Head of Legal Services
LOCATION:South East England
SALARY:£44,000 per annum

The Role

*To deputise for the Head of Legal Service in the day-to-day running of the council's legal department
*To lead all legal functions in relation to the Litigation team, consisting of 4 legal professionals
*The litigation work will consist of Housing, Property, ASBO and prosecutions cases
*To undertake and assist with complex advocacy requirements when needed

The Person

*A qualified Solicitor, Legal Executive or Barrister with at least 4 years' PQE
*It is essential that the successful candidate has previously worked in the Litigation Department of a local authority
*Previous experience of overseeing other legal professionals is highly desirable
*Strong advocacy skills and experience are also required

If this is a position of interest, please feel free to give me a call on 01772 208969, or email Service Care Legal also offer £250 for each successful referral, so please get in touch today!