Solicitor (Civil Litigation)

Croydon (City/Town), London (Greater)
£37,842 - £52, 482
16 Apr 2019
16 May 2019
Practice area
Civil litigation
Full time
Contract type

About Croydon

Croydon hasn’t seen expansion like we are currently experiencing since the 1960s. We’re already well underway with some £5bn of investment that will be completed over the next few years. New offices, new retail, and new homes will provide well-paid jobs and high-quality accommodation for our rapidly growing population.

Croydon is a naturally ambitious council – so we’re looking for inspirational leaders who share our passion for supporting business growth and responding to local needs.

Strong partnerships are the foundation for the future. That’s why we’re constantly looking forward. We need to find creative new ways of working together with other agencies and the private sector to deal with the financial challenges ahead.

Because with growth comes increased demand – but also huge opportunity.

Chances like this only come along once in a generation, and our task, and maybe yours, is to shape a positive future for Croydon’s residents and businesses alike.

Solicitor (Civil Litigation)

Grade 11 - Grade 16, £37,842 - £52, 482 (Career Progression Grade)

Chances like this only come along once in a generation, and our task, and maybe yours, is to shape a positive future for Croydon’s residents and businesses alike.

We are seeking a talented individual with an interest in developing their career as a local government lawyer to join our dynamic and highly regarded legal division, committed to excellent standards of service delivery to the Council, covering a range of interesting, complex and diverse legal areas.

This is an exciting new role and opportunity to make your mark as we redesign the division to in-source work. This role cuts across the traditional departments divides found within local government, providing a real opportunity to broaden your experience in an innovative environment.

Working with our appointed sole legal Partner for external services, (a top-tier private firm) means that you will have the chance to work on high-profile cases, achieving the best possible solutions to our clients and community, as part of a team.

Our ideal candidate will have gained experience in one or more of the following areas;

  • Civil Litigation (including claims by and against the Council)
  • Employment Law,
  • Judicial review,
  • Housing Litigation,
  • Criminal Litigation,

We are looking for a Solicitor, Barrister, Cilex (or equivalent), who will provide high quality legal advice, teamed with a pragmatic focus. You must have demonstrable experience within local government and litigation.

Email:  to arrange a discussion about the role.

Equal Opportunities Statement

Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.

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