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DATE ADDED: Thu 09/08/2018

Locum Solicitor

Worcester, UK
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JOB TYPE: Contract

SALARY: £44000 - £48000/annum

Locum Solicitor Full time 3 month fixed contract £44,000- £48,000 pro rata An exciting opportunity has arisen with the local government to join as a 3 month locum based in Worcester. The main purpose of the role is to support the Legal Services Manager in maximising the extent to which communities are protected by providing a professional, independent, accessible, timely and cost effective legal service to the Chief Constables, Chief Officers and the members of the wider workforce. Main Responsibilities:  - To support and represent the Forces at legal hearings to include civil matters in the Magistrates’ Courts, County Courts, Higher Courts, Inquests, Employment Tribunals and internal disciplinary hearings.   - To provide timely legal advice across a wide range of practice areas including operational matters. To train officers and staff on legal policies and procedures   - To work as part of the wider legal services team ensuring the provision of a seamless legal service to the Forces.   - To ensure the Departments’ work is undertaken in a cost effective manner and support the Legal Services Manager in minimising legal services costs and expenditure.   - To instruct Counsel (where necessary). To ensure the organisations are protected from challenge where possible through lesson learning.   - To delegate work to and supervise the Claims Investigators and Legal Assistants within the department.   - To make the best use of technology and adhere to file handling procedures.   - To maintain the necessary standards of professional practice (Continuing Professional Development – CPD)   - To undertake other duties commensurate with the nature, level of responsibility and grading of this post, as required Knowledge:  Qualified Solicitor with practising certificate or barrister, with demonstrable post qualification experience; Knowledge of criminal law, civil law and litigation, employment law and litigation, judicial review (public law) and Human Rights legislation. Experience: Experience of advising on a wide range of legal matters; Demonstrable experience of good advocacy and problem solving; Proven experience of managing own case load; Key Skills: High level of communication and influencing skills, including strong advocacy and presentation skills; Ability to work calmly and professionally under pressure and to tight deadlines; Ability to use own initiative and work largely unsupervised; Competent in the use of IT including Microsoft packages   By applying for this role your details will be submitted to Redwood Search. Our Candidate Privacy Information Statement explains how we will use your information - please copy and paste the following link in to your browser https://(url removed)/privacy-policy/ [1] Recommend your family and friends to us and on their successful placement, we will give you up to £250 worth of vouchers of your choice. (TC's apply). Please visit our Redwood Search website to find more roles! Links: ------ [1] https://(url removed)/privacy-policy
Role: Locum Solicitor
Job Type: Contract
Location: Worcester, Worcestershire,

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