Merseyside Police

Force Solicitor

£41,502 - £46,422
17 May 2018
01 Jun 2018
Practice area
Advocacy, Crime
Full time
Contract type

Force Solicitor

Grade H

Salary range £41,502 - £46,422

Merseyside Police Headquarters

To assist the Force Solicitor in providing a comprehensive professional legal service to the Chief Constable, Chief Officers and the force.

The post holder must hold a degree level qualification plus professional qualification to solicitor or barrister, and have at least two years' experience in a legal environment and good professional credentials.

Advocacy experience is required with higher rights of audience and advantage.

A good working knowledge of the police service and police related work would be a distinct advantage.

The post holder will have practical skills and experience in civil litigation in the Magistrates' Court and, where appropriate, County / High Court, along with good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate at all levels.

Information gathering skills and the ability to analyse and manage complex and sensitive legal matters.

All the above are necessary to enable the postholder to provide a legal service, including expressing legal views internally and representing the force at court, Tribunals and Inquiries.

Equality Act 2010

Any candidate who has a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010, is required to inform us, in order to ensure that ‘reasonable adjustments’ can be made.  Our policy, at the stage of interview, is that we will ask all candidates whether we need to make any ‘reasonable adjustments’ in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.  Under the Equality Act, a disabled person is someone with a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out day-to-day activities.

Positive Action

Merseyside Police is proud to use Positive Action Initiatives to work towards creating a more diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we serve.  We have a positive action team who are available for advice and guidance specifically for under-represented groups/communities, these currently include

•             Ethnic minorities,

•             Disabled (If you have a disability which would still allow you to fulfil the role)

•             Gay/lesbian / bisexual,

•             Transgender,

•             Minority religions, e.g. Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, Sikh.

If you would like more information please contact the team via email at

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