Local Government, Public Sector
Our client’s in South West London are recruiting Project Lawyer – To provide high quality and comprehensive legal service on all aspects of law. To support the Senior & Principal Lawyers in ensuring that the Council receives cost effective high quality information governance and data protection legal advice, and in providing an advisory, litigation and advocacy service. To ensure that all such work is carried out to the requirements of relevant clients and to appropriate professional standards.
Qualification – Essential
Degree and practising solicitor or barrister
Two years post qualification experience in the legal profession
Skills, Abilities & Experience – Essential
Excellent communication skills at all levels ability to explain the law simply and concisely
Capacity to work in a team and partnership with various stakeholders and professional advisors and maintain good client relations.
Experience in and undertake all work including, inter alia, the settling of pleadings, preparation for hearings, provision of advice and representation of the Council in all courts, Tribunals and Inquiries as required by the Senior Lawyer, to the appropriate professional standards
Experience of preparing, drafting, negotiating and completing legal documents
Ability to deal sensitively with confidential matters.
Knowledge of advising clients and meeting deadlines and time recording.
Knowledge of Local Government and administrative law
Ability to draft all necessary contracts and other documents and to provide concise and clear written and oral legal advice to officers including chief officers and Members.
Capable of undertaking legal research where necessary and in particular in respect of new legislation.
Competent to work effectively with other colleagues and team members in respect of complex work or projects, including the provision of training on legal issues to internal and external persons or agencies.
Able to utilise the legal case management system and assist in the implementation of any new information technology or other systems that may be necessary for the efficient working of the team/department.
Able to prepare reports for and attending committees, working parties and other meetings where legal advice is required.
Good working knowledge and application of legal case management systems
Enhanced/Standard DBS Disclosure within the last 12 months – Essential
Understanding and commitment to the Equal Opportunities policy
Must be able to provide references covering the last 3 years
Diamond Blaque is an Equal Opportunities employer
Diamond Blaque is acting as an Employment Business for this vacancy
Job Title: Project Lawyer
Salary: £24.00 – Per Hour PAYE
Location: South West London
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Duration: Min 6 Months
To apply for this job email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org.