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Housing and Litigation Lawyer

Employer: London Borough of Newham

  • Reference: LBN01016
  • Published on: Thu 04/05/2017 23:59 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 26/05/2017 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours:
  • Salary: £38,229 - £41,025
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Newham
We are looking for highly motivated lawyers to join our specialist Housing & Litigation Team who are engaged in an exciting programme of developing and expanding their client base and services. We can provide you with varied and exciting work in a dynamic business environment. The team is based in stunning modern offices overlooking London City Airport, directly next to public transport to central London. OneSource Legal Department has 68 fee earners. We advise Newham and Havering: two busy, innovative and progressive councils which require skilled lawyers to help them achieve their goals. There is an increasing demand for our legal services, so if you are a problem-solving and client focused lawyer who enjoys new challenges we would like to hear from you. Lawyers – Housing and Litigation Legal & Governance PO4 - £38,229 - £41,025 36 hours per week We are seeking a Housing & Litigation Lawyer to join our friendly specialist team to provide advice in a wide range of Housing, Homelessness, Public Law & general litigation matters. Based in Newham, but willing to travel to other offices when necessary, you will be a qualified lawyer with an understanding of the workings of local government including its financial, legal and political context. You will provide legal expertise in civil litigation and housing contributing to the delivery of high quality, solution focused legal work, to clients in different organisations. The post holders will also supervise junior members of the team, including trainees and support staff. You will be able to: • Proactively managing a sizeable caseload of predominantly housing law and homelessness matters for local government clients reporting to our senior and principal lawyers. • Analyse and evaluate large amounts of evidence and provide sound comprehensive but digestible advice to clients. You will have excellent legal research skills in using online resources and have the ability to apply this to practical situations. Possessing good oral and written communication skills you will be adept at drafting concise, comprehensive statements of case, briefs to counsel and other formal legal documentation. In addition you will possess commercial awareness and understanding of client needs alongside excellent client care skills. The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview. Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees. The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards). Newham is implementing new terms and conditions of employment for all staff with effect from 1st June 2017. New starters in the period leading up to the 1st of June will be required to sign and accept the current and the new terms and conditions of employment . For further information on the changes please contact . Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 0203 373 0909. Closing date: 26/05/2017 Interviews will take place: Second week of June For further information please visit www.newham.gov.uk/jobs You will need to outline how you meet the person specification and what you can bring to the role. Good luck with your application.

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