Lawyer - Place

Recruiter
Wigan Council
Location
Wigan, Greater Manchester
Salary
£28,221 - £32,233
Posted
05 Dec 2018
Closes
07 Jan 2019
Position
Solicitor
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

Lawyer - Place
Salary: Grade 8, £28,221 - £32,233 per annum.

The salary is subject to the 2019 National Joint Council pay award and any local agreements
37 hours per week

Your role:

As a Lawyer - Place you will be part of a client focussed and outcomes driven legal and democratic function.

You will operate in the areas of law of Land and Property including property related Housing and Land Charges, Major Projects and Regeneration, Contracts and Procurement, Planning and Highways, Regulation and General Litigation and Common Law matters. You will work closely with client officers, Elected Members, partner organisations and other key stakeholders to assist them in the delivery of their service objectives and priorities.

You will handle a personal legal caseload, drafting legal documents and engaging in negotiations with parties as appropriate. You will advise, prepare and conduct proceedings acting as an advocate for the council at court, tribunals, inquiries and other statutory and legislative hearings

About you:

You will be an admitted Solicitor entitled to a current practicing certificate or have an alternative Barrister or Legal Executive qualification. You will also have post qualification experience in at least one area of law relevant to the roles areas of operation. You will be an enthusiastic, highly motivated and professional individual with experience of providing legal advice to assist and guide clients when making decisions.

You will have experience of handling a personal caseload of legal cases. You will also be expected to advise, prepare and conduct proceedings acting as an advocate for the council at court, tribunals, inquiries and other statutory and legislative hearings.

You will have a proven track record in a pressured and deadline driven environment and be able to represent the service and the council at a local and regional level as necessary.

About us:

Our dedicated in-house Legal team provides high quality legal advice to Senior Leaders, Elected Members, Council Officers, partner organisations and other key stakeholders across the public and private sector on a range of legal matters.

We aim to offer services which are good value for money, innovative in their approach and delivery, risk aware not risk averse and open to doing things differently. We adopt a collaborative approach with all our clients’ ensuring we are embedded in all their processes and decision making.

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit please contact Andrew McGuire, Strategic Lawyer - Place on 01942 827462 or a.mcguire@wigan.gov.uk

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