Ministry of Justice

Civil Litigation Lawyer

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£54,126 - £73,092 pro rata
Posted
08 Dec 2017
Closes
03 Jan 2018
Practice area
Civil litigation
Position
Solicitor
Hours
Part time
Contract type
Permanent

Civil Litigation Lawyer

Part Time

£54,126 - £73,092 pro rata

Ministry of Justice

The Official Solicitor is an independent statutory office holder. His work is challenging, varied, sensitive, of great importance to his clients and some is high profile.

He has a number of functions including acting as litigation friend of last resort for individuals who lack mental capacity to conduct proceedings across the family and civil courts in England and Wales. In acting as litigation friend in such proceedings, the Official Solicitor must make decisions for his clients in their best interests and in accordance with the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Civil Litigation Lawyer

You will take charge of the supervision and case management of a broad range of civil cases in the high court and county court. Acting as a litigation friend for vulnerable members of society, including children and those lacking capacity, you will appoint solicitors to act on behalf of clients and supervise cases being managed by the team of lay case managers. Cases will include, but not be limited to, clinical negligence, personal injury, landlord and tenant, Human Rights Act and Inheritance Act claims.

It’s an excellent opportunity to join a collaborative and supportive team. As the Official Solicitor is committed to ensuring flexibility of his resources, you may also be expected to take on cases in other jurisdictions, primarily the Court of Protection. So the role will enable you to expand your experience and knowledge.

Qualified to practise as a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales, you will be known for your social conscience. Your broad legal skills and expertise will ideally include some experience of working in the voluntary sector. You’ll also bring an understanding of the Mental Health Act. Above all, you’ll be keen to gain exposure to other areas of the law and relish the scope for progression within our organisation.

Click here to download the vacancy notice.

For more information and to apply visit www.gls.gov.uk  or call our recruitment line on 0845 300 0793.

Calls may be recorded for training and quality purposes.

Completed application forms are to be received by 3rd January 2018 at 12pm.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 12th February 2018

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