Solicitor (Litigation and Licensing) – Legal Services

Maternity Cover for initial period of 6 months

22.5 hours per week

£39,660 – 41,551 p.a. (pro rata)

We are looking for a qualified solicitor to join our busy, forward thinking, Legal Services team to deal with all contentious aspects of local government law, with particular emphasis on litigation and licensing. You will be required to provide high quality legal advice to officers and elected members across the Council and represent the Council in courts, tribunals and inquiries. Previous local government experience is not essential, but applicants should have at least two years PQE and have previous experience in litigation. Experience of licensing is desirable but full training will be provided.

The caseload is varied, from environmental prosecutions and anti-social behaviour injunctions to advising members on licensing panels and committees. With the support of a Legal Executive, you will deal with a range of contentious legal matters from beginning to end. Good advocacy and communication skills are essential to the post.

You will be required to attend evening meetings and must be willing to travel within/outside the Borough when necessary to carry out your duties.

The Legal Services team strive for continuous improvement in service delivery and this post is key to the provision of an effective and efficient legal service and to the delivery of the Council’s plans and priorities.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Francesca Whyley on 0115


For more information and to apply, please visit

Closing date is 5pm on 8th March 2019.

Interviews week commencing 25th March 2019.