Fixed Term Legal Assistant (Litigation)

Ormskirk, Lancashire
£23,398 – £24,964 per annum
29 Mar 2018
20 Apr 2018
Practice area
Advocacy, Civil litigation
Full time
Contract type

DIRECTORATE: Legal and Democratic Services

SERVICE:Legal and Member Services

JOB TITLE: Fixed Term Legal Assistant (Litigation)

GRADE: Scale 6; £23,398 – £24,964 per annum

HOURS: 36 per week (Flexi Scheme in Operation)

LOCATION: 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk

DURATION: Fixed term until 31 March 2019

West Lancashire has a diverse economy with market towns, small villages and thriving commercial areas nestled alongside rural countryside.

The Borough offers a wide contrast between open farmland and small picturesque villages together with the larger vibrant market towns of Burscough and Ormskirk.

Our largest town Skelmersdale is a hive of urban activity, combining thriving business districts, central and local shopping centres with plenty of green spaces and surrounding woodlands.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a lawyer with experience of a busy legal office and with a real passion and flair for advocacy within the Courts to join our small but forward-thinking and innovative Legal and Member Services team. A sound knowledge of civil or criminal litigation and court procedures is therefore essential for this role.

Working closely with experienced lawyers you will also provide advice and support across a range of legal matters for our client services with particular emphasis upon housing, planning, civil and criminal litigation and information governance matters. The post provides an excellent opportunity for career development.

You will be a good team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills and ideally hold a Law Degree or Common Professional Examination (Graduate Diploma in Law) qualification.

For an informal chat about these posts please contact Kay Lovelady, Principal Solicitor on 01695 585075.

To apply, please visit:

If you cannot apply using the above link, then please call 01695 577177 or email

Please quote the reference number HR1099

All applications for vacancies should be submitted by the application method stated. Please note that we do not accept speculative CVs.

Closing Date : 12pm Midday on Friday 20 April 2018

Please note that if you have not been invited to interview within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been successful at the shortlisting stage.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo security checks as part of the Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) for accessing Government records.  This will include a Basic DBS Criminal Record check.

Please note that if you have been living outside of the UK for any significant periods (6 months or more in the past 3 years) then, as part of the BPSS clearances, you will be required to provide a reasonable account of this time living abroad.

Please be advised that a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position with West Lancashire Borough Council (please refer to the recruitment of ex-offenders guidance leaflet for further information).