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Solicitor - Level 2

  • Location

    Derbyshire, England

  • Sector:

    Legal

  • Job type:

    Contracts

  • Salary:

    £20.00 - £21.00 per hour

  • Job ref:

    5105801_1564139038

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Duration:

    2 Months

  • Start date:

    02-09-2019

  • Expiry date:

    25-08-2019

Our client is seeking a Solicitor- Level 2 on the initial 2 month contract with the possibility of an extension.

Working Hours-

22.2 hours per week

Monday - Friday

Pay Rate-

£20.00 p/h

Job Purpose-

To provide legal advice and representation for the County Council, primarily relating to highways, town & country planning and environmental issues.

Duties and Responsibilities-

- Providing legal advice and assistance to officers of the County Council on environment related matters, which may include: highways, transport, town & country planning, countryside, public rights of way, unauthorised encampment, Town and Village Green and Commons matters

- Advising on, preparing and conducting the presentation of cases to public inquiry and/or in courts and other tribunals on behalf of the County Council.

- Appointing and briefing counsel on cases as required.

- Attending, as the Director of Legal Services's representative, meetings and briefings, including with Elected Members and senior officers.

- Maintaining confidentiality and observing data protection and associated guidelines where appropriate.

- Dealing, in a timely manner, with correspondence by email and post and enquiries from the public, private solicitors, Planning Inspectorate, courts, witnesses etc.

- Preparation of reports to the Council's Executive and/or Regulatory Committee

- Providing assistance and support to and supervision of other legal staff

- Keeping up to date with thorough knowledge and understanding of relevant areas of law

- Contributing to work within Department and with other department to develop best practice and to ensure delivery of best value.

Skills and Experience-

- Experience of working for a local authority as a solicitor relating to town & country planning or highways

- Advocacy experience

- Knowledge of current legislation and case law relating to environmental law including highways and planning

- Good communication and interpersonal skills.

- A high level of commitment

- The ability to give clear and accurate legal advice, including training.

- The ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure.

- Must be a qualified Solicitor or Barrister.

- Knowledge of other legislation relating to local government.

- Knowledge of local government administration, including executive and committee arrangements and the role of elected members.

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