Senior Solicitor – Regulatory / Contracts & Procurement

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Senior Solicitor - Regulatory / Contracts & Procurement
Interim Position

Middlesbrough 1004901314907003

Posted: 16th April 2024 11:38
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  • Pay Rate:

    £25.13 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 5-6 months


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Interim Senior Solicitor - Regulatory / Contracts & Procurement

Reference no: Middlesbrough 1004901314907003

Pay Rate: £25.13 per hour PAYE

35-37 Monday to Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 5-6 months


Support the Council achieve strategic objectives through the provision of a first class legal service, working as a Business Partner you will work closely with services to scope opportunities and viable transactions from the onset, whether in relation to licensing, litigation or prosecutions you will be classes as the expert and your role will be critical to the success and achievement of directorate priorities.

Leading a small team of lawyers and support staff you will model the values of the organisation and drive service improvements to ensure the department continues to excel and exceed expectations of internal colleagues.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead on and undertake all legal work commensurate with the nature of the post.
  • Provide specialist in-house advice, in place of seeking external legal advice from solicitors or barristers.
  • Act as a specialist advocate, to conduct contested hearings of any length, in any appropriate location.
  • Provide strategic, long term advice on both policy and implementation issues.
  • Lead and supervise the Litigation/Regulatory Team
  • Undertake all work assigned to them in a competent and professional manner.
  • Represent Legal Services in meetings, courts, inquiries and appeals.
  • Provide cover and support for the Solicitors, Barristers and Legal Executives, as required by the Head of Legal Services.
  • Deputise for the Head of Legal Services as and when required.
  • Undertake electoral duties as required from time to time to support Democratic Services.

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Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • Qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive


  • Substantial experience of complex regulatory matters, covering licensing, employment, and prosecution matters.
  • Experience of prioritising and managing own workload.
  • Experience of developing junior staff - desirable
  • Experience of the use of time recording and case management systems - desirable
  • Experience of working in local government - desirable

Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to work unsupervised.
  • Proficient in bespoke drafting.
  • Computer literate with Microsoft Word, Excel and Internet Explorer


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Job Ref: Middlesbrough 1004901314907003
Senior Solicitor - Regulatory / Contracts & Procurement
Client Category: Local Authority

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Senior Solicitor - Regulatory / Contracts & Procurement
Client Category: Local Authority

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