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Date Added: Thu 22/07/2021

General Legal Counsel

Kent, UK
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Company: APPLY GATEWAY

Job Type: Contract

Salary: £35 - £45 / hourly

General Legal Counsel - 3 months initially - Temp to Perm - Remote Working

Venn Group's specialist legal team are currently working with a successful, busy Local Authority, who are recruiting for a General Legal Counsel to join their department.

This is a full-time assignment (35 hours), and will be offered for an ongoing contract, with the initial period 3 months and then extended every 3 months thereafter. The rate is competitive, and this role is fully remote. There is also an opportunity to work on a part-time basis.

This is a brilliant opportunity for a Lawyer who has experience in at least two of the following areas of law: contracts and commercial, property, litigation (general), employment, social care (including Child Protection or Adult Social Care). The successful lawyer must have 1-2 years PQE and ideally relevant experience working in Local Government.

The majority of work, in this role, will be non-contentious in nature, however, the role is a general commercial role and there will be exposure to and involvement in a range of issues, including contentious and regulatory matters.

The successful applicant will:

  • Act as Legal Counsel on behalf of the Head of Law
  • Be responsible as the primary legal Support for several council divisions, by commissioning advice externally
  • Be the first point of call for employees in the applicable division wanting to discuss legal issues or procure legal advice

The successful candidate will also have a hard-working manner and enthusiastic attitude, as well as excellent technical skills.

Interested? For further information, please contact Imogen Boles Gray on #removed#, alternatively email #removed#.

This role is to start as soon as possible therefore please do not hesitate in applying.

Venn Group is an equal opportunities employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates.

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