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Senior Lawyer (Housing)

Manchester City Council
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Closing date
11 Mar 2024

Job Details

Senior Lawyer (Housing)

About The Role

This role is subject to -  


Qualification - Qualified solicitor, barrister, Chartered Lawyer or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives holding a current practising certificate.

The successful candidate will work as part of the Housing Legal Team.

The Housing Team has conduct of a varied caseload arising from the management of the Council's housing stock, anti-social behaviour in the community and legal challenges to homelessness decisions. The caseload includes:

Injunction Applications (including urgent without notice Applications) Possession Claims Closure Order Applications Applications for Committal, including on arrest Statutory Appeals and judicial review arising from homelessness decisions.  Advice relating to succession, assignment and mutual exchange. 

About the Candidate

We are looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working lawyer wishing to use their legal expertise and advocacy experience to work in our busy Housing and Neighbourhood Nuisance Legal team.

You will need to have the ability to conduct proceedings and act as an advocate in the County Court and Magistrates' court dealing with most aspects of social housing law, including ASB injunction Applications, Claims for Possession, Estate management issues, Applications for Closure Orders and Homelessness.

The successful candidate will also be required to provide high level, high quality, legal advice, deliver training and act as a legal adviser to Council departments and other providers of social housing”.

Please note: The successful candidate will be required to be on standby out of hours duty- Monday to Friday for phone calls and Saturday to cover arrests, on a rota basis (usually every six weeks but flexibility is required) 


For further information and to apply, please visit:


Manchester City Council

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