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Commercial Solicitor

Leicester City Council
Leicester, Leicestershire
£40,578 - £43,570 per year plus market supplement of up to £2,430 per year
Closing date
10 Jul 2022
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Part Time / 30 hours per week / Permanent

Are you a Qualified Solicitor/Barrister/Chartered Legal Executive with experience in providing advice on complex commercial transactions?

Join our dynamic, motivated, and forward-thinking legal service which offers real job satisfaction. You’ll work within a friendly and supportive team environment where your professional development will be nurtured and appreciated. We are integral to delivery of the Local Authority services, including supporting the LLEP and the Council’ Public Health and Social Care functions. This is an exciting opportunity to provide commercially focused legal advice and act as lead lawyer on a range of challenging matters.

With a focus on work/life balance and personal wellbeing, we offer flexible working, including home working with dedicated legal support. This is your chance to make a difference and join an expanding team of friendly and experienced lawyers.

This is a part-time, permanent position working 30 hours per week to be worked over days and times to be agreed.

What you’ll be doing

You’ll provide and secure high-quality legal services for the Council and other agreed public bodies. Managing your own caseload of commercial, contract and general local government law matters, you’ll work on a wide range of projects, including the regeneration projects in the city centre. With your learned coaching skills, you’ll support junior members of the team to assist with their development and learning. You’ll support the Head of Law to ensure the provision of quality, client focussed and cost-effective legal services. Using your expertise, you’ll provide solutions focused commercial law advice and support to the Council and other public bodies.

What You’ll Need

You’ll hold a Practising Certificate and have significant experience in providing commercial and contract law advice in a Local Government capacity. As a problem solver, who is commercially aware, you’ll provide solutions focused commercial law advice and support to the Council and other public bodies. Using strong communication skills, you’ll build and manage external relationships with clients carrying through assigned tasks and matters to conclusion. Pragmatic in your advice, talented, and proactive, you’ll work effectively with client departments and the team.

What we can offer you

As a team with an established reputation for staff development and in an environment with a varied workload and a chance to gain experience you will have opportunity for self-development. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and flexible working. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains and help with relocation to Leicester, where appropriate. For an illustrative value of your benefits package, take a look at our benefits calculator.

Join us

We’re committed to recruiting a diverse and highly talented workforce as we continue to build a council that is fitting and representative of our great city. That’s why we’ve designed our recruitment process to put you at your ease, make you feel welcome and bring the best out of you. We’ll do all we can to make our recruitment process as fair as possible. To help you with your application, take a look at the ‘our approach to recruitment’ page.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact: Seema Patel, Principal Lawyer on 0116 4541406 or email

If shortlisted, interviews will take place on Thursday 16th June 2022.

£40,578 - £43,570 per year. This post receives an additional temporary market supplement of up to £2,430 per year

Total benefit value (includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement): £59,410







We are responsible for the provision of all local government services within the city boundaries, including social services, education and libraries.

Our vision and values help define what we do. These principles link our staff and departments to help ensure that we all work towards the same goals. We will work with creativity and drive for the benefit of the people that live and work in our city.

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