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Lawyer

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Legal

  • Job type:

    Contracts

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Job ref:

    5124936_1576598535

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

  • Start date:

    ASAP

  • Expiry date:

    16-01-2020

Our client is looking for a lawyer who has experience in the housing industry dealing with homelessness litigation and advisory casework.

Role duties:

- Provide professional legal advice and assistance on all issues within the Housing Needs Service

- Personally conduct advocacy on behalf of the Housing Needs Service and instruct council as appropriate

- Approve/amend legal aspects of reports to be submitted to members requiring decisions and attend committee meetings to give legal advice as necessary

- Provide proactive legal advice and assistance on homelessness to meet the needs of members and officers and assist with client liaison

- Contribute towards the running of the team

- Actively contribute to developing policies and good practice in the Housing Needs Service and Legal services

- To support with strategic and corporate legal work

- To deal with individual case work and prepare associated documentation

- To advise on disputes with third parties on behalf of the Council

- To advise on the Council's powers and ensure the legality of the Council's decision making

- To handle complex litigation arising within the Housing Needs Service, including judicial review, undertaking advocacy and to instruct council where necessary

- To deal with corporate complaints and Members enquiries, data protection and FOI requests

- Keep up to date with changes in homelessness law and other related legislation/developments in the Housing Needs Services, to disseminate information on changes and advise on any action to be taken as a result

Qualifications required:

Relevant qualifications (LAW)

Degree educated - preferably in Law

Contract role with possible extension- Mon-Fri 09:30-17:30

Interviews taking place first week of Jan

PAYE- £22.29 P/H

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