Solicitor – Legal Services

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Solicitor - Legal Services
Interim Position

MCC 0008 752C / 1

Posted: 30th January 2024 10:52
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  • Pay Rate:

    £21.50 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 12 months


    M60 2LA

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Interim Solicitor - Legal Services

Reference no: MCC 0008 752C / 1

Pay Rate: £21.50 per hour PAYE

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 12 months


Working from home

The role involves conduct of disrepair claims in both the pre-action and litigated stages.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide advice to clients on relevant legal issues through knowledge of policies, practices and procedures, and ensure the effective management and maintenance of case files, in compliance with specific quality assurance requirements.
  • Negotiate and draft legal documentation, including briefs/instructions to counsel.
  • Conduct litigation on behalf of the Council and external clients in the County and Magistrates Courts.
  • Research law and procedure to a high professional standard and keep abreast of legal developments.
  • Assist and co-operate with other members of the team and other officers within Legal Services and provide cover as required. Comply with the Legal Services’ Manual of Practice Management Standards and Procedures.
  • Undertake such other legal duties commensurate with grade as are assigned to the post holder by the City Solicitor or the Head of Legal Services, demonstrating political sensitivity at all times.
  • Assist with the other work of the group as required and contribute to and assume a shared responsibility for the effective running and efficiency of the team
  • Able to effectively influence a range of stakeholders in order to achieve beneficial outcomes for the shared legal service.
  • Personal commitment to continuous self development and service improvement.
  • Through personal example, open commitment and clear action, ensure diversity is positively valued resulting in equal access and treatment in employment, service delivery and communications.

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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 Chartered Legal Executive Advocate


  • Comprehensive and detailed knowledge in relation to local government law, data protection and freedom of information, electoral law, governance and constitutional issues.


  • Experience of writing briefings for Members, chief officers and senior managers which are clear and concise
  • Significant experience of undertaking and advising on complex cases or projects within a public law context.
  • Drafting complex legal documents


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Job Ref: MCC 0008 752C / 1
Solicitor - Legal Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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