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16934 - Public Law Lawyer

LP/HQ00032708
£ 34.23 - £ 34.23 per hour
Main Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Conducting a mixed work load of injunctions and other civil litigation which would include private and public law actions.
  • The post holder would need to be able to:
  • Work to deadlines
  • Draft witness statements
  • Liaise with clients
  • Give close attention to detail
  • Provide legal and policy advice to clients
  • Oversee the conduct of all files taking them through to settlement and or litigation when necessary
 
Outputs/Deliverables to be achieved:
  • Uses a process of analysis, planning, scheduling, prioritising, action, quality monitoring and review.
  • Takes responsibility for own work with substantial degree of autonomy but knowing when to consult and to delegate.
  • Gives early warning to those affected by changing priorities, including the Reporting Officer.
  • Displays an understanding of the resourcing requirements of own cases.
  • Has up-to-the minute case files readily available.
  • Displays an understanding of the context the client operates in.
Displays the professional attitude that client and company expect from a member of an organisation with a high reputation.
  • Adopts a style most likely to build an effective working relationship with the client.
  • Responds to reasonable client requests including agreeing achievable and realistic actions, timescales etc.
  • Acknowledges clients' concerns and works to alleviate these in a way that balances client and Agency needs.
  • Is alert to media interest which may have an impact on the reputation of the client and/or the Agency.
  • Helps other team members to meet tight deadlines to preserve department's reputation.
  • Display Civil Service Values, help other people, focus on customer service and look proactively for solutions.
  • Keeps abreast of legal developments and current thinking on related policy issues.
  • Uses training and other methods to refresh and improve their skills and knowledge.
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Minimum Requirement:
  • Fully qualified solicitors or barristers or equivalent
    • Strong litigation experience
    • Needs to be able to be nimble and adapt to new areas of the law
    • Able to work unsupervised. 
 
Ideally public law litigation experience in central gov't.
Team - Constitutional and social care team - main client DWP, Cabinet Office, DexEU, DHSC might be working on all or some of those.
 
Security Clearance: BPSS
CV Deadline: 13/08 @ 12pm