Senior Lawyer – Legal Services

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Senior Lawyer – Legal Services
Interim Position

Greenwich RQ1224760

Posted: 15th March 2024 14:35
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  • Pay Rate:

    £26.78 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday to Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • WOOLWICH, London,

    SE18 6HQ

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Interim Senior Lawyer – Legal Services

Reference no: Greenwich RQ1224760

Pay rate: £26.78 per hour PAYE

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

This opening assignment is for 3 months   

City: WOOLWICH, London

A Senior Lawyer is required to undertake an extensive caseload of complex legal work and to manage up to 6 directly managed staff and up to 15 indirectly managed consultancy/contracting staff.

Key responsibilities:

  • Undertake an extensive caseload of complex legal work in the legal practice areas covered by one of the following Teams: Adults Education & Employment Team; Housing & Litigation Team; Regeneration & Procurement Team; Safeguarding Team.
  • Appear on behalf of the Council and other external clients at the Magistrates’ Court, County Court, Tribunals and Inquiries as required and to instruct Counsel to appear in Higher Court matters.
  • Provide legal advice to Elected Members (including Committees), senior managers, staff and external clients on a range of complex matters in the areas covered by the Team which have substantial implications for the Council and require a consistently high degree of support, persuasion and awareness of the Council’s major policy objectives.
  • Represent and act on behalf of the Council where directed by the Assistant Head of Legal Services.
  • Advise Elected Members and senior managers on the legal implications of transformation and development projects in the service areas covered by the team which have extensive policy or service implications in order to improve customer outcomes or meet medium term financial strategy targets.
  • Lead and manage staff in the Team and be responsible for the allocation of work as directed by the Assistant Head of Legal Services.
  • Provide legal supervision to less senior fee earners in the Team as appropriate and work closely with Legal Support Officers to supervise the administrative support they provide on legal transactions.


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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 Legal Executive.



  • Experience of management or supervision and development of qualified and unqualified staff.
  • Experience of working under own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Experience of working under pressure and prioritising caseload.
  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  • A track record of providing legal advice and support to customers.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines using initiative to prioritise, plan, manage and deliver own workload.
  • Able to provide supervision to staff.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Job Ref: Greenwich RQ1224760
Senior Lawyer – Legal Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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