Join an exciting Legal Service
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated lawyer to join us in Brent’s impressive Civic Centre, located right next to Wembley stadium and just a 12-minute train ride from Baker Street and a 25-minute train ride from Kings Cross. So if you are a skilled professional looking for challenging and rewarding work in a demanding but supportive environment - this is the opportunity you have been waiting for.
The Financial & Commercial Litigation team are looking for an experienced Lawyer specialising in debt recovery and commercial work for the Council. The person will have their own case load of work and will work under the supervision of the Principal Lawyer. The team has an excellent reputation for cutting edge work in adult social care fees and other interesting local authority debt related recovery.
We are looking for an experienced lawyer used to working in a busy office with strong organisational skills. The person should have extensive experience of Adult Social Care debt recovery with particular experience around Deferred Payment Agreements, third party top agreements and be able to provide high level advice around charging for care. The person will need to have experience of fast or multi-track claims and sound knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules.
The person will need to have experience of supervising and managing a team in the absence of the Principal Lawyer where appropriate prepare court documents and attend court on behalf of the less junior members of the team.
The person will need to have experience of providing complex legal advice to senior client officers around debt recovery and attend meetings such as the debt board.
The person will need to prepare debt recovery cases including issuing claims, drafting settlement agreements, witness statements, preparing briefs to counsel and applications to the Country Court and Court of Protection.
Closing Date: 31st October 2019 (23:59)
Assessment & Interview Date: w/c 11th November 2019
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with a disability as they are under represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children, young people and vulnerable adults, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position and applications will be rejected.