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Solicitor/ In House Advocate - Luton Borough Council

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Salary- £42,899 - £45,654 a year plus £3,203 car benefit allowance

Job description

About us

We move as one team. We're champions of fresh thinking, and aren't afraid of a challenge. We listen to our people – a good idea can come from anywhere, or anyone. So here you'll have a voice: one that changes lives for the better. And together, we'll realise the remarkable every day.

About the job

We have an exciting opportunity available within our Legal department where you will be assisting to provide an efficient, effective and economic legal service to Luton Council, its Executive, Committees and Sub-Committees and to departments.

In this role you will also provide legal advice and be responsible for a personal legal caseload in particular to child care and related matters.

This role is fixed term for 1 year

About you

Salary- £42,899 - £45,654 a year plus £3,203 car benefit allowance

We are looking for someone who has substantial experience of advocacy before courts and tribunals. This includes dealing with complex childcare cases.

You'll need the ability to perform legal work with a minimum of supervision and be persuasive, analytical and able to plan and prioritise your own caseload within broad guidelines.

The ideal candidate will need to be able to be decisive and have brilliant oral and written communication skills as well as being able to work in a team.

You will have the opportunity to develop your already existing knowledge of English Law, Child Care Law and working knowledge of the Law of Evidence.

Applicants must be Solicitors or Barristers qualified in England and, in the case of solicitors, hold (or be able to obtain) a current practising certificate or, in the case of Barristers enjoy (or be able to obtain) rights of audience under paragraphs 402.1(c) and 402.2 of the Code of Conduct for Barristers in England and Wales

This is a public facing role so you'll need to show off your fluency in speaking and writing English.

Additional information

We offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include:

  • flexible working arrangements
  • childcare vouchers (salary sacrifice scheme)
  • generous holiday entitlement
  • local government pension with generous employer contribution
  • excellent support and development
  • relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria)
  • half price season ticket on Thameslink train line
  • discounted shopping including gym membership and Vauxhall cars
  • Luton Council is proud to support the Key Worker Housing Scheme in helping and supporting eligible employees in finding suitable housing.