Temporary Solicitor – Public Law & Compliance

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Temporary Solicitor - Public Law & Compliance
Contract / Temporary

Wiltshire RQ708419

Posted: 26th October 2022 15:02
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  • Pay Rate:

    £16.60 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36, Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2 months

  • Trowbridge,

    BA14 8JN

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Solicitor - Public Law & Compliance

Reference no: Wiltshire RQ708419

Pay Rate: £16.60 per hour PAYE

A Solicitor is needed to provide specialist professional advice and solutions to enable the most appropriate solutions for a complex work area within and across public law and compliance.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide high quality, well researched legal advice to client departments within agreed timescales.
  • Manage and progress a caseload of general legal work for specified client departments.
  • Keep relevant stakeholders informed of the progress of the case, taking due regard of court dates, priorities, deadlines, and the unit’s quality standards.
  • Undertake advocacy work in relation to straightforward cases of magistrates’ court level (or equivalent), liaising with officers of the courts, solicitors, barristers and their staff, and members of the public, as appropriate.
  • In providing legal advice, managing a case, undertaking advocacy and meeting with clients, to take responsibility for demonstrating thorough preparation, research, and application of rigorous analytical problem-solving methods.
  • Contribute to the unit’s continued achievement of quality standards, including investors in people and the solicitor’s regulation authority guidelines.
  • Participate positively and constructively in the corporate appraisal scheme.
  • Ensure that output and quality of work is satisfactory and accords, where appropriate, with current regulations/legislation/court practice.
  • Build positive working relationships within the legal unit.
  • Work constructively with the regulatory team leader to identify strengths and agree action in relation to development needs.
  • Manage own time and prioritise workload effectively.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


  • Degree in relevant profession, or equivalent experience/skills.
  • ITQ 2 or equivalent ICT skills and abilities, demonstrating significant experience in related IT systems.
  • Expert knowledge of relevant policy, systems, work practices, professional guidelines, legislation in the area of specialism.
  • Knowledge and experience of contributing to the development of policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Familiar with wider sector / external influences.
  • Detailed operational knowledge of systems in terms of functionality, capability, and availability.


  • Relevant professional experience post qualification in a similar work environment.
  • Experience of co-ordinating projects with service / organisation impact.

Skills/Technical skills:

  • Excellent ICT skills including use of Microsoft applications and specialist systems.
  • Proven ability to provide advice and make recommendations based on specialist knowledge of specific area. Highlight and resolve potential risks.
  • Excellent interpersonal, persuasion, influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills, with proven ability to prioritise and co-ordinate workloads, monitor and evaluate work, to ensure deadlines are achieved
  • Proven ability to interpret and analyse statistical and numerical data, drawing conclusions from the data to make informed decisions.
  • Proven ability to cope with conflicting and changing demands through good time management and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Proven ability to produce business focussed, user friendly reports, policy, and project documents where appropriate.


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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:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Full Driving licence, access to a vehicle or access to means of mobility support.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Job Ref: Wiltshire RQ708419
Temporary Solicitor - Public Law & Compliance
Client Category: Local Authority

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Temporary Solicitor - Public Law & Compliance
Client Category: Local Authority

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