Lawyer – Asc & Financial Litigation Team

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Lawyer - Asc & Financial Litigation Team
Interim Position

Brent 5244255

Posted: 7th February 2024 12:28
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  • Pay Rate:

    £26.15 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


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Interim Lawyer - Asc & Financial Litigation Team

Reference no: Brent 5244255

Pay Rate: £26.15 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 3 months


To work in the area of Financial Litigation practice. Provide proactive, clear and concise legal advice and assistance to client departments.

Supervise Legal Assistants and / or trainees as directed. Deputise for the Senior and Chief Lawyer Financial Litigation team as and when required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide specialist legal advice and assistance on all aspects of Debt Collection for a wide range of debts across the Council, including:
    • Adult Social Care
    • Housing Benefit Overpayments
    • Council Tax Arrears
    • Sundry Debts
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Take a proactive approach to the recovery of debt and approach the role robustly
  • Consult with and advise client departments on strategies to reduce the likelihood of arrears and increase the collection of arrears where they do occur.
  • Personally conduct litigation on behalf of the Council up to and including trial and to instruct counsel as appropriate.
  • Approve or amend legal aspects of reports to be submitted to members requiring decisions and to attend committee and other meetings to give legal advice as necessary.
  • Provide proactive legal advice and assistance to meet the needs of members and officers and to assist with client liaison.
  • Contribute towards the running of the team, including supervision of legal assistants, and to Legal Services in general.
  • Actively contribute to developing policies and good practice.
  • Provide cover as necessary for other areas within the team or within Legal Services as a whole and to deputise for the Senior and Chief Lawyer (Financial Litigation Team) as required.
  • Support with strategic and corporate legal work.

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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 solicitor or qualified barrister or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives (or by the time the post is taken up)


  • Knowledge of the law and practice relating to litigation in general and specifically, debt recovery, enforcement, the Care Act 2014 (regulations and guidance) in relation to recovery of community care fees as well as preceding legislation, Mental Health Act 1983 and Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Knowledge of probate, court of protection and bankruptcy law and practice (desirable)


  • Experience of debt recovery and various enforcement action
  • Advocacy experience in the County Court

Skills & Abilities:

  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write accurate and engaging copy/correspondence for a range of audiences
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • 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.
  • Ability to appear as an advocate at court or in public inquiries or tribunals if necessary
  • Ability to work flexibly, on own initiative and collaboratively both corporately and departmentally
  • First class ability to prioritise and manage own workload
  • Ability to deputise for the Senior and Chief Lawyer in the team
  • Highly proficient in MS Word, outlook and Excel as well as case management and time recording software=
  • Strong role model who demonstrates a personal commitment to high standards of public service, honesty, integrity and professionalism


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Job Ref: Brent 5244255
Lawyer - Asc & Financial Litigation Team
Client Category: Local Authority

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