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Lawyer (Claims)

Torbay Council
Torbay, Devon
£32,234 - £34,728
Closing date
27 Jul 2021

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Lawyer (Claims) - Torbay Council


Grade I SCP 28-31: £32,234 - £34,728

Permanent, full time

This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic in-house litigation team, which delivers an efficient and high-quality legal service to its client departments within Torbay Council. We are looking for an experienced and motivated Claims Lawyer to be part of our busy legal department.

This post holder will carry a mixed case load primarily of civil litigation matters centred upon the defence of public and employers’ liability claims and will provide risk management and claims advice to Council departments covering a wide spectrum of public services.

You will be a flexible team player with excellent communication and IT skills and be able to work to deadlines with a varied and busy caseload. We are looking for someone who can hit the ground running so experience in claims handling is essential. Local authority experience is not necessary.

In return, we offer:

– Generous salary;

– 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing with length of service;

– A Career Average Re-Valued Earnings (CARE) pension scheme through Peninsula Pensions;

– A great working environment with flexible hours;

– Family friendly benefits;

– A wide range of lifestyle discounts and health and wellbeing benefits;

– Learning and development opportunities.

We would welcome applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates. We would also consider applications from newly qualified candidates.

We are a COVID Secure Workplace and, as such, the legal team are currently working from home until further notice. It is likely that a blend of home and office working will be adopted for officers within the legal department.

For an informal discussion, please contact Samantha Goodwin on 01803 207164 / or Phil Taylor on 01803 207142 /

For further information and to apply, please visit:

Closing date: 27/07/2021


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