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Principal Lawyer - Enforcement x1
  • Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Reference: GOV00202
  • Published: Tue 19/11/2019, 4:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/01/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full time
  • Salary: £62565 - £65709
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Tower Hamlets

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Principal Lawyer - Enforcement x1

Benefits and Allowances

Our existing terms, conditions and benefits are currently under review

Role Purpose

A vibrant and diverse borough, from the soaring heights of Canary Wharf to the bustling street market on Petticoat Lane, Tower Hamlets is home to some of London’s most recognisable street scenes. This vibrant borough is also one of London’s most diverse: a proud melting pot of cultures and traditions that makes Tower Hamlets such a unique place to work and develop your skills with good quality experience. Based in East London, with excellent transport links and in close proximity to Canary Wharf, our borough is a fascinating place to work. In addition to possessing a rich history and heritage, we have a strong corporate commitment to excellence and progress, with service to the community at the heart of everything we do.

It is an exciting time in Tower Hamlets and a great opportunity to join the Council and help shape its future. Tower Hamlets has an established Lexcel accredited Legal Team that provides services to the Council across the full range of its functions. We strive to provide excellent services and pride ourselves on the exciting variety of high quality work that we undertake in-house. We have recently restructured our service to increase resilience, better align with the Council’s functions and are now looking for highly competent, enthusiastic and motivated professionals to join the team.

Key Responsibilities

You will lead a small team of lawyers that deals with regulatory enforcement work. You will have conduct of some high profile and exciting cases and be the lead advisor for this area of work. You will also advise the Council’s Licensing committees and provide advice on a range of policy matters. The team conducts a significant amount of advocacy and you will have a willingness to undertake some.

You will be able to demonstrate significant experience of providing support across the range of local authority regulatory functions including but not limited to crime and anti-social behaviour, environmental health, licensing, and enforcement under the Housing Act 2004. You will also be able to demonstrate experience of conducting advocacy, managing a team and of dealing with senior officers and Members of the Council.


You must be a Qualified Solicitor/Barrister or Fellow of CILEX and hold a practising certificate

Recent applicants should not reapply