ASB Solicitor/Barrister

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ASB Solicitor/Barrister
Interim Position

Dudley TCL 81295

Posted: 4th September 2023 12:47
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  • Pay Rate:

    £37.32 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3-4 months


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What's involved with this role:

Interim ASB Solicitor/Barrister  

Reference no: Dudley TCL 81295

Pay rate: £37.32 per hour PAYE

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

This opening assignment is for 3-4 months


Full UK driving Licence, Business Use car insurance and use of a vehicle

An ASB Solicitor/Barrister is required to assist in the provision of an efficient and effective legal service to the Council, its Members, various directorates and officers. This will include taking full responsibility for a case load predominantly involving anti-social behaviour injunctions, but also when the opportunity arises, other aspects of housing law, undertaking policy and procedure work and training provision.

Key responsibilities:

  • Advising either verbally and/or in writing on the merits or institution of proceedings by or on behalf of the Council with specific reference to housing matters, predominantly relating to anti-social behaviour, and taking the necessary action when required, in particular, in connection with: Injunctions sought under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (and dealing with any committal action arising thereupon); Housing possession actions in respect of secure, introductory, non-secure tenants and demoted tenants, as well as illegal occupants/trespassers; Statutory nuisance proceedings.
  • Drafting and preparing all necessary claims, applications, pleadings and notices relating to these actions, including the presentation of cases before the courts.
  • Drafting policies, procedures and protocols in consultation with, and on behalf of, various Council directorates, especially the Housing Management division of the Housing Directorate.
  • Preparing training materials and delivering in-house legal training on various aspects of tenancy law and administration and injunctions.
  • Providing legal advice, either verbally and/or in writing, to Directorates, Officers and Elected Members as and when required.
  • Instructing Counsel to act or appeal on behalf of the Council in circumstances where the best interests of the Council so require.
  • Promoting and operating in accordance with the diverse needs of the community to ensure equal access to services.


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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:


  • Admitted as a Solicitor or practicing as a Barrister.



  • Post qualification experience in seeking anti-social behaviour injunctions (including dealing with committal action) and in the practice of housing law.
  • Experience of undertaking advocacy in court.
  • Experience of undertaking policy/procedure work and/or training provision.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to advise on injunctions and housing law to non specialists.
  • Skilled in drafting complex injunctive and housing law documents.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Well organised to prioritise and manage a large caseload.
  • Ability to work with staff across various Council service areas.
  • An ability to work well under pressure.
  • Confident and assertive.
  • Must be able to remain emotionally detached.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Full driving licence and use of a vehicle throughout the day.
  • 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.

Full Driving licence, access to a vehicle or access to means of mobility support.



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Job Ref: Dudley TCL 81295
ASB Solicitor/Barrister
Client Category: Local Authority

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ASB Solicitor/Barrister
Client Category: Local Authority

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