Assistant Lawyer

Southwark Council
Southwark, London (Greater)
£37,491 - £44,598
Closing date
11 Oct 2020

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Assistant Lawyer

£37,491 - £44,598

Permanent, 36 hours per week

Location: London

Ref: SC03841


Additional Details


About Southwark:

Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do.  If you want to make a difference at a local level, apply to Southwark Council today.

The Role

Southwark Council are recruiting for a qualified General Litigation Assistant Lawyer for the In-house Litigation Team. We provide litigation services to all the council’s directorates. The work is varied and often complex and sensitive.

The role provides an excellent opportunity to develop skills and experience in litigation arising from the council’s exercise of its diverse functions and for exposure to broader local government practice and law.

The role involves conduct of a varied caseload of all types of general litigation including commercial and residential property, contract, injunctions and enforcement. You will also provide advice to the Council’s departments on a broad range of general litigation related matters.

About you

You will be a confident, tactically aware general litigator with strong file management skills and a track record of successfully representing your clients on a range of general litigation work. You will be able to work at a pace and have an excellent working knowledge of the courts and court rules. You will be flexible, adaptable and have the aptitude to take on new areas of work quickly and competently. You will be an effective communicator and will be equally comfortable working on your own and with others collaboratively. Ideally you will have the ability and appetite to undertake your own advocacy in the courts.

For further information on the role:

Please contact the Senior Lawyer, Litigation Team by e-mail on,

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date: 11 October 2020.

Interview and Assessment: Week commencing 20 October 2020

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(COVID-19) - information for job applicants Southwark Council are following the most recent Government guidelines surrounding Corona virus. During this period, we still look forward to receiving your application and if successful, we will be conducting interviews remotely via video link.  Details will be confirmed via email, if successful.

The Southwark skyline is an impressive sight. The incredibly diverse range of buildings, offices and leisure facilities make it a real mix of old and new. Located south of the River Thames, Southwark extends into south-east London, encompassing some of the capital’s cultural hotspots, vibrant communities and acclaimed green spaces.

Southwark is home to world-famous attractions such as the Tate Modern, Borough Market and Tower Bridge. The area is undergoing major regeneration, as evidenced by the rise of the landmark Shard building


As the largest Housing landlord in London, we’re committed to making a real difference to the quality of life for local people, making the home environment cleaner, safer and more modern.


Large-scale investment programmes are changing the face of the borough, and we’re  working to ensure that this creates a fairer future for all in Southwark.


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