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Litigation Officer (local authority) - South London

  • Job reference: LSLO/2707
  • Location: South London, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Non-Qualified, Qualified, Support Staff
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Job description: Service Care Legal are currently recruiting for a Litigation Officer to join a London Borough Council on a contract basis. Please find below further details about the role below:

ROLE:Litigation Officer
LOCATION:South London
RATE:Up to £24 per hour
CONTRACT: 35 hours per week, initial 3 months ongoing

Please note, this role will be working from home for the foreseeable future.

The Role

*To represent the Council's financial interests and reputation in litigation
*Dealing with cases referred to and making applications directly to the County Court, First Tier Tribunal and Upper Tier Tribunal
*Negotiating claims/disputes to a successful outcome through the most efficient and economic means whilst focusing on the Council's fiduciary interests
*Independently progress their own individual caseload of live disputes/contentious matters

The Person

*Excellent knowledge of both statutory law and relevant case law on service charges
*Experience of preparing and advocating for County Court and First-tier Tribunal
*Ability to work independently and managing individual casework
*Proven experience of leasehold management and service charge debt recovery
*Experience of writing a statement of case, witness statement and replying to leaseholder/freeholder queries

If this is a position of interest, please feel free to give me a call on 01772 208969, or email