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Litigation Lawyer (P00074)
  • Employer: Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
  • Reference: PPPG/23/232174
  • Published: Fri 10/03/2023, 11:01 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 19/03/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Starting salary £33,902pa (career grade)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Council Offices, Campus East, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6AE, Hertfordshire

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Litigation Lawyer (P00074)

Litigation Lawyer (Career Grade)

Starting salary £33,902pa (career grade)

37 hours per week (Hybrid Working)

Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield and the surrounding areas offer a rich mix of culture, nature and leisure. Add to this, great schools and housing and you really do have everything you could want. The regeneration that has taken place, and continues to take place, across the borough has brought new energy and character.

We are seeking a Litigation Lawyer to join our busy and friendly in-house legal team to help us shape and modernise the service and the wider Council in delivering its core services to the community. The role provides the opportunity for career progression to a senior level.

Essential to your success in this role will be experience of housing, planning, local government law and debt recovery litigation. This will include advising on all aspects of housing management, local government law, planning law and effective recovery of outstanding debts to the council. You will be involved in working closely with our Teams to prepare and present cases at court.

A confident and persuasive communicator, you’ll be a strong team player with the ability to foster and build positive relationships at all levels. 

Working with us, you’ll join a forward-thinking council which puts our customers first. We know that in order to provide the best for our residents and visitors, we need to do the same for our people. We have set out to make our workplaces vibrant and happy places to be, places where our people feel safe, content and valued.

It is essential you are a qualified solicitor with a practising certificate or be eligible to obtain a practising certificate.  In the latter case the jobholder must obtain a practising certificate within 6 months of appointment to the role.

Barrister or Legal Executive or hold an equivalent qualification.

In return, we’ll offer excellent development opportunities, plus a range of benefits that include a career average pension scheme, flexible working and the opportunity to make a real difference to our local community.

Closing date for applications is 19 March 2023.

Assessments and interviews will be held w/c 20 March 2023.