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Senior Solicitor

Sellick Partnership Limited
Newport, Gwent, Wales
Full time
£50,000 - £60,000
31 days ago

Law and Standards (Legal Services)
Senior Solicitor (Litigation)
SCP 41-44 - £47,573 - £50,780 pa.
Permanent/full time - 37 hours per week

About the Senior Solicitor role:

Sellick Partnership are recruiting for a Senior Solicitor to join an excellent Local Authority in South Wales. This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic and experienced solicitor, barrister or chartered legal executive to lead its busy but friendly in-house litigation team.

Key requirements of the role include:

  • Managing a small team of legal staff, consisting of Legal Assistant through to Solicitor, as well as managing your own caseload of legal matters.
  • Existing knowledge of at least one of the below areas of law:
    • Civil and criminal litigation
    • Judicial and statutory review
    • Town and country planning
    • Employment law
    • Housing law
  • You may have gained such experience in local government, elsewhere in the public sector or in private practice. You might already have some supervisory experience, or it could be that this is your first senior role.
  • Positive, proactive and self-motivated, you will have excellent technical skills and a good level of experience in a number of the areas of work the team deals with.
  • In any event, you will have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and demonstrate your aptitude for inspiring and motivating those working alongside you.
  • You will have a willingness to embrace change and, in time, develop your own ideas about how your team can function efficiently and effectively.

Key attributes of the Senior Solicitor include:

Local government legal work is varied and whilst at times it can be challenging, it is also frequently rewarding.

There will be times when you need to work under pressure and balance conflicting priorities, however, you will be supported in doing this. You will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to your own professional development and a willingness to undertake training and develop new skills as required.

As Senior Solicitor, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Enrolment the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • A hybrid working environment with the opportunity to work from home
  • Access to a package of benefits including a discount card for a range of retailers, cycle to work and car lease schemes and discounted leisure facilities

How to apply for the Senior Solicitor (Litigation) role:

If you think you've got what we're looking for and are keen develop your career at a progressive, forward-thinking Council which places its staff at the heart of what it does, we'd like to hear from you.

The closing date for applications is Friday 30th September 2023 . If you are interested in applying, please hit the apply button below or to find out more, please contact Natalie Atherall in our Sellick Partnership.

All information is available in Welsh, please contact Natalie Atherall to request.

Sellick Partnership is proud to be an inclusive and accessible recruitment business and we support applications from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances. We can adapt our processes to accommodate everybody, so please let us know how we can help improve your recruitment experience. Please note, our advertisements use years' experience, hourly rates, and salary levels purely as a guide based on the specific skills set out in the advert. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who can demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. Our Consultants assess based on the experience and skills evidenced on the CV. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website.

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