Housing Lawyer – Legal Services

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Housing Lawyer – Legal Services
Woolwich, Greater London
Interim Position

Greenwich RQ1217502

Posted: 6th March 2024 16:28
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  • Pay Rate:

    £24.01 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 5-6 months

  • Woolwich, Greater London,

    SE18 6HQ

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Interim Housing Lawyer – Legal Services

Job Ref: Greenwich RQ1217502

Pay Rate: £24.01 per hour PAYE

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

Role Length: This opening assignment is for 5-6 months

City: Woolwich, Greater London

The purpose of the role is to provide proactive, clear and concise legal advice and assistance to client departments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertake proceedings in all courts, tribunals, public enquiries and arbitrations.
  • Negotiate on behalf of the Council.
  • Interpret and draft reports on legislation.
  • Attend committees, working parties, case conferences etc. as appropriate.

 

 

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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:

 

Qualifications:

  1. Qualified legal executive, solicitor or barrister.

 

Skills & Experience:

  1. Advocacy experience in the County Court.
  2. Leadership skills.
  3. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write accurate and engaging copy/correspondence for a range of audiences.
  4. Strong negotiation skills.
  5. Ability to personally handle with some supervision all matters within the post holder’s area of responsibility and to carry a heavy caseload comprising of general litigation relating to all aspects of debt collection, from negotiation, to Court action and finally enforcement.
  6. Ability to appear as an advocate at court or in public inquiries or tribunals if necessary.
  7. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).

 

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Job Ref: Greenwich RQ1217502
Housing Lawyer – Legal Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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Job Ref: Greenwich RQ1217502
Housing Lawyer – Legal Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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