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Litigation Solicitor/Barrister

Neath Port Talbot
Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot)
£42,403 to SCP 38 £46,464
Closing date
14 Dec 2023

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Litigation Solicitor/Barrister Ref REQ02340

37 hours per week

Salary: GRADE 10 - SCP 34 £42,403 to SCP 38 £46,464 (with effect from April 1st 2023)

Legal and Democratic Services, Civic Centre, Port Talbot

 Legal and Democratic Services are looking to appoint a qualified Solicitor or Barrister to undertake a caseload of contentious/litigious matters including but not exclusively limited to the following functions of the Council –Regulatory Services (including in respect of the local authorities Licensing responsibilities); Highways and Public Health, Town and Country Planning, Trading Standards, Environment, Social Services, Debt Recovery, Council Tax, Finance, Education, Corporate Matters (including FOI/EIR and Data Protection), and Crime and Disorder.

The post involves the provision of legal advice, research and advocacy primarily within the Magistrates and Crown Court but also in respect of civil law proceedings and to support the Principal Solicitor Litigation in the provision of legal services to Members and Officers of the Council

You must have proven legal experience as well as the ability to work with senior managers and partner organisations. We need someone who is skilled and enthusiastic and with a strong sense of probity. Good IT skills and the ability to manage and prioritise large workloads and turn around work in short timescales are necessary as well as proven experience in undertaking criminal law trials.

We offer a highly competitive package including a 25 day holiday entitlement, rising to 32 after 5 years of service, 8 bank holidays plus one additional statutory day and membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme. We operate an agile approach to working with the ability to work from home and within the office.

If you are keen to help drive our legal services performance forward, then contact Mike Shaw (Principal Solicitor – Litigation) for an informal discussion on 01639 763260 or by email

You may apply online at the Authority’s website; or contact the HR Employment Support Team by e-mail at or by telephone (01639) 686837 quoting the post title and reference number.


Closing date: 14 December 2023    Welsh: Desirable




Neath Port Talbot

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