Senior Solicitor (Litigation)

Expiring today

Gosport, Hampshire
up to £45,591
21 May 2019
17 Jun 2019
Full time
Contract type

Are you a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive, looking to develop your career?

Would you welcome a fresh challenge?  

Gosport is an excellent place to live and work, situated on Hampshire’s South Coast on the western side of Portsmouth Harbour.  We are a busy district council, facing exciting challenges associated with the regeneration of the town and waterfront sites, and can offer an ideal career opportunity in our Legal Team.

We are seeking a qualified lawyer for the role of

Salary up to £45,591 per annum

Your role will be to provide legal advice, with particular emphasis on housing, criminal and licensing matters.  You will prepare and present contentious cases in the Magistrates, County and High Courts, public enquiries and tribunals.

It is important that you have good presentation skills coupled with experience of advocacy, knowledge of criminal and civil procedures and of housing law.  You will also act as Deputy Monitoring Officer providing valuable support to the Monitoring Officer and advising on governance and constitutional issues.

If you would like to have an informal chat about the post, please contact Paul Grant, Monitoring Officer, on 023 9254 5611.

You will need to demonstrate transferable skills from your current or previous employment against each of the points described in the Person Specification.

Click the Apply now button to apply for this role.  Please do not send a C.V.

For more information about Gosport Borough Council, visit our website at

Closing date for receipt of completed applications – 14th June 2019.

Interviews will be held week commencing – 17th June 2019

All applicants will be advised, after the closing date, once shortlisting has been completed.  The Council is committed to a policy of non-discrimination in all aspects of its work.

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