Housing Litigation Lawyer
We are looking for an experienced Housing Lawyer to join an admirable Local Authority based in North London. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Housing Lawyer to join a fast-paced, commercial organisation which is highly regarded and based in a lovely area of London. Excellent client care skills are essential, as the successful Housing Lawyer will be managing a number of clients.
This role will involve a high level of advocacy, including representing the Council in the Civil Court and Magistrates Court for a range of housing and litigation matters. The successful candidate must have previous experience of conducting their own advocacy and first tier tribunal experience is highly desirable. Candidates who have a strong in-depth knowledge of leasehold and homelessness matters, would be best suited to this role.
This is a varied role, where no two days look the same. Duties will include;
- Conducting general housing and litigation work on behalf of the Local Authority
- Matters include housing disrepair, rent arrears, possession, leasehold matters, homelessness, service charge work
- Drafting notices, witness statements and pleadings
- Advocating on behalf of the Council
This role would suit an experienced Housing Lawyer who is flexible and able to prioritise tasks, as advocacy will take place alongside running a varied caseload.
The contract is for an initial 6 month period, with the possibility of extension thereafter.
Applications are welcomed from candidates who have previous Local Authority experience and have worked within Local Government. We encourage interested applicants to apply immediately to be considered for short listing. Alternatively should you require further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying please contact Kemi Awodiji in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion.
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