Lawyer – Property & Housing

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Lawyer - Property & Housing
Durham, County Durham
Contract / Temporary

Durham 1003897214603069

Posted: 19th September 2023 12:20
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  • Pay Rate:

    £18.81 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3-4 months

  • Durham, County Durham,

    DH1 5UL

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Lawyer - Property & Housing

Reference no: Durham 1003897214603069

Pay rate: £18.81 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 3-4 months

City: Durham, County Durham

A Property & Housing Lawyer is required to support and assist the Senior Lawyer and be responsible for conducting matters in the following areas: commercial property matters; residential property matters; landlord and tenant matters; housing matters and such other matters and work types as may from time to time be required.

Key responsibilities:

  • Draft legal documentation, appropriate with the nature and grading of the post.
  • Undertake all work assigned in a competent and professional manner.
  • Carry out investigations under the Members Code of Conduct.
  • Attendance at and presentation of reports to formal and informal meetings including: Cabinet, Committees, Sub-Committees, Member and Officer working groups and outside bodies as appropriate.
  • Provide cover and support for other team members, as required by the Senior Lawyer.
  • Undertake legal research as and when required.
  • Undertake such personal training as may be deemed necessary to meet the duties and responsibilities of the post, and to assist in the training and development of other staff.
  • Provide basic front-line supervision of, and internal advice and guidance, to junior staff within the team.


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • Qualified Solicitor, Barrister or CILEx Conveyancing Practitioner with current practising certificate (will consider those about to qualify having completed all academic stages).


Experience & Knowledge:

  • Substantial experience in relevant areas.
  • Experience of working in Local Government desirable.
  • Experience of the supervision of junior staff desirable.
  • Experience of using electronic case management systems.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and case law and good practice.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to advise in new areas of law.
  • Good organisation and communication skills.
  • Capacity to handle a heavy workload and work effectively under pressure.
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to work demands.
  • High quality inter-personal and team skills.
  • Enthusiasm, determination and the drive to achieve results.
  • Flexibility as may be required to work outside of normal office hours on occasions.
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.



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Job Ref: Durham 1003897214603069
Lawyer - Property & Housing
Client Category: Local Authority

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Lawyer - Property & Housing
Client Category: Local Authority

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