Solicitor (Team Leader)

West Midlands
£45 - £55 Per Hour
26 Apr 2019
24 May 2019
Ben Watts
Practice area
Full time
Contract type

Solicitor (Team Leader) - £300 - £365 per day – West Midlands

Venn Group's specialist legal team are delighted to be recruiting for a Solicitor (Team Leader) to join a dynamic Local Authority in the West Midlands. This contract is offered for an initial period of 6-9 months to cover maternity leave with a possibility for this to be extended.

The ideal candidate will be a Solicitor or Barrister possessing a minimum of 8 years PQE in Local Government. Employment Law experience is desirable; however, the client will also consider Contract, Property, Adult, Childcare or Planning Law knowledge, alongside a minimum of 3 years management experience.

Duties may include:

  • Managing and developing a designated Legal Team covering four areas of contentious law
  • Leading on a buys caseload of complex litigious cases, handling difficult negotiations
  • Contributing to both the strategic and operational planning of Legal Services
  • Making a significant contribution to the future plans and activities of the service
  • Managing the relevant budget ensuring financial rigour and maximisation of income
  • Providing high level legal advice and guidance not only to the service but to internal and external clients as appropriate
  • Attending committee meetings on behalf of the Authority
  • Supporting the Head of Law as appropriate

An attractive rate of between £45 and £55 per hour dependent upon experience is offered. The client is ideally looking for someone to work on a full-time basis but is flexible on home working, allowing 2 days working from home a week.

For further information, please contact Ben Watts or Sophie Powell on 0121 616 0681 or alternatively send your CV to

Venn Group aim to deliver the highest standards, so you can be assured your application will be handled with professionalism and care.

At Venn Group, we endeavour to respond to all applications within 48 hours. However due to the volume of applications we receive we may not be able to respond to all applications individually. If you have not heard from us within a 48 hour timeframe your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Venn Group is an equal opportunities employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates.