The salary range for this role is £45,734 to £51,725 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
Are you looking for a new opportunity to develop your litigation career? We are recruiting a Senior Lawyer in the Council’s Litigation Team where you will have an unrivalled opportunity to actively and strategically contribute to the future delivery of first-class legal services in a Lexcel accredited environment. Why not join our flexible, friendly and supportive team and make a real difference with the work you do! In this role, you will work closely with the Council’s Continuing Care Team.
Legal Services play a key role in delivering timely, clear and effective legal advice and representation to the Council. The Litigation Team is responsible for representing and advising the Council on an array of commercial related matters and can guarantee exposure to a breadth of work, so you never stop learning and developing your expertise.
You will be a flexible, motivated and ambitious solicitor or barrister with:
- Demonstrable experience of providing advice and dealing with complex litigation
- An ability to manage your own caseload with minimum supervision
- Flexibility to prioritise workloads and provide commercial and solution focused advice
- A team player who supports colleagues and the work of the team
- Ability to advise senior officers and elected members of the Council
- Experience of disputes relating to Continuing Healthcare Funding and Ordinary Residence disputes.
The administrative base for the Council’s Legal Services is Woodhatch Place, Reigate. However, the Council’s commitment to remote working means that staff combine home working with access to our offices in Reigate, Leatherhead and Weybridge.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 28 November 2021.
Interviews will take place in Early December.
If you have any questions about the role, please email Deborah Chantler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application. Please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.