Principal Solicitor (Litigation)

Location
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Salary
£57,473 up to £60,460
Posted
11 Jun 2019
Closes
24 Jun 2019
Position
Solicitor
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

Principal Solicitor (Litigation)

Central Oxford

Salary: £57,473 up to £60,460 grade 17

We have a Principal Solicitor (Litigation) position available for highly motivated individual in our dynamic office.

This Principal Solicitor will manage the Litigation Team, and undertake a range of high-level legal work, but in particular in relation to the following key areas:

  • Education - education of children; Special Educational Needs including advocacy in the First-Tier SEND tribunal; disability discrimination; admissions; exclusions; and general advice to Schools on litigious issues.
  • Employment law - general advice on all aspects of employment matters, drafting settlement agreements and defending Employment Tribunal claims including drafting statements of case and advocacy at case management and pre-hearing reviews.
  • Public Law litigation – judicial review including challenges against age assessments.
  • Corporate governance - including policies and procedures, ethical standards, lawful decision-making, data protection.
  • Community care - including: community care assessments; care planning; asylum and immigration issues; charging; ordinary residence disputes; and public law challenges to community care decisions

Great benefits for the role include:

  • Competitive rate of pay from £57,473 up to £60,460 (depending on experience)
  • Working within a multi-million-pound organisation
  • 29 days’ annual leave each year (plus bank holidays)
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Staff discount scheme for a range of retailers, holidays, insurance, eating out, health and leisure activities, discounted gym membership, and rail travel
  • A range of activities to support health and wellbeing including an Employee Assistance Programme

Sounds good?

What we need from you in return - you will need:

  • To be a qualified Solicitor of Barrister
  • To be an excellent people manager
  • Exceptional knowledge of the specialist legal areas above
  • The stamina to work as part of a dynamic team in a fast-paced environment

CLOSING DATE: Monday 24 June 2019

To apply please visit: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/legaljobs [oxfordshire.gov.uk]

For more information, or to arrange an informal discussion with the recruiting manager, please contact Chris Doran (PA to the Director of Law & Governance):

chris.doran@oxfordshire.gov.uk / 01865 323950

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