Senior Solicitor

Job Category: Technical & Professional
Service Milton Keynes Council
Contract Type Temporary
Duration 3 months/on-going
Location Milton Keynes
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week 37
Rate From £22.00 to £25.00 per hour

About the Job:

We are seeking a Senior Solicitor/Lawyer to work within Milton Keynes Council and provide legal advice and services to support the council to deliver its objectives.

As Senior Solicitor/Lawyer, you will support the Principal Lawyer in promoting the council’s values and embedding a corporate outcome focused approach to legal work.

  • Manage a caseload of medium and high level matters ensuring that all work is both of a high quality and delivered in a timely manner. All work should be undertaken with the purpose of assisting the council to achieve its business objectives and operates within the wider policy context.
  • Ensure the delivery of value for money services to high practice standards within a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Provide training and guidance to the client department and legal team in their core area of work.
  • Ensure through compliance, with robust performance standards, the delivery of services to best practice standards.
  • Through high quality service, advocacy, advice and casework, support the council in achieving its outcomes successfully. To ensure that you have the current skills and competencies to advise on all relevant matters and that you ensure that these skills and competencies develop and adapt over time to meet future business developments.
  • Establish and maintain a deep understanding of the client’s business needs and objectives as these evolve over time through building professional relationships, ensuring those objectives are understood and shared by colleagues.
  • Assist in supervising the advice, advocacy and casework of more junior lawyers as arranged with the Principal Lawyer through supervision or other arrangements.
  • Be accountable, with the Principal Lawyer, for the delivery of key performance targets for the team.
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to the Council’s Values and encouraging and holding to account those values throughout their team.
  • Qualified Solicitor or Barrister (Supreme Court of England and Wales/English Bar) or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives or equivalent relevant qualification with relevant experience.
  • Significant experience of providing advice in complex and novel situations and conduct of advocacy (if applicable to work area).
  • Ability to draft legal, transactional and other formal documentation.

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