Senior Lawyer – Enforcement & Licensing

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Senior Lawyer - Enforcement & Licensing
MORDEN, LONDON
Interim Position

Merton 5245792

Posted: 22nd March 2024 15:29
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £40.16 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 5-6 months

  • MORDEN, LONDON,

    SM4 5DX

What's involved with this role:

Interim Senior Lawyer - Enforcement & Licensing

Reference no: Merton 5245792

Pay Rate: up to £40.16 per hour PAYE depending on experience

35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 5-6 months

City: MORDEN, LONDON

The role involves dealing with a wide range of matters acting as both prosecutor and complainant in all types of regulatory enforcement and compliance including food safety, trading standards, health and safety, blue badge, dangerous structures, planning and highways, environmental, CIL recovery etc. The successful applicant will conduct their own advocacy in the magistrates’ court but will instruct counsel where appropriate In the licensing context, the role involves acting as legal adviser to licensing sub-committees and representing the committees on appeals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide timely and effective specialist legal advice to elected members, including committees and to Directors senior managers and officers across both authorities as part of a team of lawyers, and to any other clients of the Shared Legal Service.
  • Responsible for providing innovative solutions to deal with complex issues arising in connection with the work within the team and the legal issues presented by clients.
  • Manage a large caseload of wide-ranging work within two of the above specialisms , including but not limited to; drafting legal letters, legal agreements, deeds, notices, orders, consents byelaws as well as negotiating agreements, settlements and such matters, managing competing demands and meeting deadlines and the requirements of the Shared Legal Service.
  • Where relevant, to prepare and process all matters relevant to any proceedings before a court, arbitration, mediation or public inquiry and to attend such as the client’s advocate or, if appropriate, select and instruct appropriate external legal representation.
  • Work proactively to maintain and improve the relationship with the clients of the Shared Legal Service.
  • Supervise, and be responsible for the work of, junior staff as required and to provide management and leadership to the staff working on their cases.
  • Undertake duties on behalf of the Monitoring Officer for all five authorities.
  • Keep clients informed of new legislation and case law relevant to their operations, including training seminars where appropriate and to ensure that they maintain a sound application of legal requirements.
  • Advise upon, draft and approve committee reports in respect of cases and legal issues.
  • Attend as the sole representative in order to advise and provide legal services to elected members at council Cabinets, Committees and Panels as are required.

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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:

  • Qualified solicitor or barrister or chartered legal executive or equivalent legal experience with a background in local government

Knowlegde:

  • Good knowledge of relevant legislation to the service area and the decision-making processes and procedures
  • A knowledge of local government legislation
  • Good understanding of current issues and best practice on service delivery relevant to the service areas

Experience:

  • Experienced lawyer who has a background Enforcement and Licensing
  • Manage a small team of 3 experienced enforcement lawyers.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Good communication skills, both orally and in writing and good numeracy and analytical skills
  • Ability to provide visible support and leadership which empowers, enables and develops staff to achieve results
  • Ability to be available to attend premises out of hours to attend evening meetings and in the event of emergencies or urgent management issues in relation to all 5 authorities
  • Ability to work under pressure and respond efficiently to the changing needs of the clients
  • Ability to be able to travel to attend client officers or courts wherever the client’s case is being considered
  • Ability to contribute to the ongoing development of the Shared Legal Service
  • Performance orientated, able to manage and monitor performance effectively set clear objectives for the review of individual and service level performance

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Senior Lawyer - Enforcement & Licensing
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