Spinal Point appointed to:
PO3 scale point 32 (£40,614) up to PO6 scale point 43 (£51,903)
Waltham Forest Legal Services is a high performing in house legal service which plays an essential part in the achievement of the priorities and objectives of Waltham Forest. Our objective is to provide high quality and efficient professional services that meet our clients’ expectations and provides a business and solution focussed approach. The Service has been accredited to Lexcel since 2005.
We are looking for two Litigation Lawyers to join our Litigation and Public Law Team. Whilst working to a generic job description we are looking for lawyers to provide strength in different areas including housing, prosecutions, and employment. You will be responsible for a challenging caseload, you will be line managed by Senior Lawyers and supported by legal officers and paralegals in the team.
The ideal candidates will be a qualified solicitor, or barrister with post qualification experience, able to demonstrate experience in one or more of the following areas: Residential Possession; Residential disrepair; challenges in relation to duties Part 7 of the Housing Act 1996; Anti Social Behaviour and other Injunctions; Civil; Property Litigation; Public Law challenges. You will be willing and able to undertake advocacy in County and Magistrates Courts and Tribunals.
For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.
Closing Date: 12th of December 2023
Interviewing from the 11th December 2023
We may close this application early as we are reviewing applications as they come in.
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.
We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.
The Council is committed to meeting its 4 strategic outcomes contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:
• Promoting equality of opportunity
• Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage
• Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels
• Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent services to all.
Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.