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General Litigation Lawyer - Greater Manchester

  • Job reference: JW - 3/15
  • Location: Rochdale, Greater Manchester
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified, Qualified
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This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced General Litigation Solicitor to join a reputable Local Authority In Greater Manchester. The role will be for an initial 3 months with the possibility of an extension. The successful candidate should have a minimum of 2 years' experience working directly for a local authority in a similar role.

Key info:
*Experience as a Litigation Lawyer for a Local Authority essential
*Knowledge of local government law with a particular emphasis on, general local government legal work including but not limited to contentions and non-contentious work arising out of the functioning of a metropolitan borough council, criminal and civil litigation, education, highways, contracts.
*Ability to operate effectively in a sensitive political environment.
*Ability to work efficiently with information technology in support of casework.
*To undertake advocacy in courts and tribunals as necessary.
*To give advice and undertake legal work relating to the Council's powers, duties and functions.
*To attend and advise at Committees and Sub-Committees of the Council and at any other meetings with Members
*To attend, advise and, if required, chair any Inter-Service Working Groups, Working Parties, Panels, Internal Disciplinary Panels, Multi-Agency meetings and Inter-Service meetings
*To provide advice and assistance where required to other Officers in Legal Services and Officers of other Services, in relation to legal work and its impact on their duties
*To advise on a wide range of legal issues and undertake such other legal work as instructed by the
*Assistant Director (Legal, Governance & Workforce) or the Corporate Lead (Litigation & General Law).

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a rapidly-growing Local Authority who offer a supportive working environment, including the opportunity to work from home for part of the week.

Should you wish to discuss this role before applying please contact John Wilson on
Telephone 01772 208969
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We also offer a £250 referral bonus if you know of anyone who may be interested in this role. Please contact John on 01772 208969 with any referrals.

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