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  • Location

    Derbyshire, England

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  • Salary:

    £20 - £22 per hour

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  • Published:

    23 days ago

  • Duration:

    2 Months +

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Solicitor to join our busy offices based in Matlock on a temporary basis for 2 months with the possibility of an extension. We are looking for someone to start ASAP, working 37 hours per week, at £20.00 p/h.

As the Solicitor, your main duties will include:

  • Provide legal advice and assistance including advocacy for the County Council.
  • Provide training to departments and partner organisations to a greater understanding of the relevant area of law.
  • Attend case conferences and prepare cases for courts and other tribunals.
  • Represent the County Council in Court, County and High Courts as necessary.
  • Appoint and brief Counsel as required.
  • Manage and motivate a team of employees taking responsibility for monitoring and feedback on performance, recruitment and selection, guidance and advice and ensuring employee development.
  • Attend meetings at members and officer level to provide legal and procedural advice as required.
  • In conjunction with the Senior Solicitor, to oversee the work of Legal Executives and legal assistants.
  • Set targets and monitor performance in order to ensure/project delivery.

To be successful for this Solicitor post you will need to have:

  • Qualified Solicitor or Barrister
  • Previous experience in a similar role.
  • Previous experience working in local government.

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