DBR03737 Litigation Officer

Local Government, Public Sector

We are seeking an experienced Litigation Officer – to represent the financial interests and reputation in service charge litigation and to provide initial advice to key stakeholders and senior management on service charges; lease-related and landlord & tenant queries, as well as compliance and regulatory matters; and independently progress their caseload of live disputes/contentious matters, with trusted autonomy.
To have substantial previous litigation and landlord & tenant experience, as well as, involvement in advocacy before County Courts of the First-Tier Tribunal. This role will help sharpen the post holder’s analytical, advocacy and forensic skills – at the local governmental level – and help them develop their problem-solving abilities by presenting them with high value, complex challenges.
Qualification – Essential:
GCSE/O Level, 5 GCSE’S including English & maths
Relevant legal/professional qualification
Advanced –Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, Social Media and case management databases
Essential – Skills, Abilities & Experience
Excellent knowledge of both statutory law and relevant case law on service charges
Experience of preparing and advocating for County Court and First-tier Tribunal
Ability to work independently and to manage individual casework
Proven experience of leasehold management and service charge debt recovery
Experience of writing a statement of the case, witness statement and replying to leaseholder/freeholder queries
Excellent, specialist & up-to-date knowledge/experience of the statute and relevant case law relating to service charges; landlord & tenant law; the Civil Procedure Rules; court and litigation processes
Firm understanding and application of legal principles relating to Land law; principles of equity & construction of leases/contracts
Ability and knowledge of logical, legal and deductive reasoning, as well as, the ability to construct factual/legal hypothesises and arguments
Proven experience in litigation, advocacy and leasehold/freehold management and practice
To apply for this role, candidates need a full work history with no unexplained gaps
Diamond Blaque is an Equal Opportunities Employer
Diamond Blaque is acting as an Employment Agency for this vacancy
Ref: DBR03737
Job Title: Litigation Officer
Salary: £19.53 per hour – Inside IR35
Location: South West London
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Duration: Minimum of three months

To apply for this job email your details to info@diamondblaquee.com.