Brent Borough Council
Lawyer, Financial and Commercial Litigation
Salary range: £43,860 – £46,839 p.a. inc. Contract: Fixed term (12 Months) Hours of work: 36 hours per week Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
Join an exciting Legal Service
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated lawyer to join us in Brent’s impressive Civic Centre, located right next to Wembley stadium and just a 12-minute train ride from Baker Street and a 25-minute train ride from Kings Cross. So if you are a skilled professional looking for challenging and rewarding work in a demanding but supportive environment – this is the opportunity you have been waiting for.
The Financial & Commercial Litigation team are looking for an experienced Lawyer specialising in section 146 forfeiture proceedings (service charges) for the Council. The person will have their own case load of work and will work under the supervision of the Principal Lawyer. This is an award winning team which has an excellent reputation for cutting edge work in all types of local authority debt related recovery.
We are looking for an experienced lawyer used to working in a busy office with strong organisational skills. The person should have extensive experience of landlord and tenant disputes arsing out of non-payment of service charges. The person will need to have experience of running cases in the tribunal and issuing fast or multi-track claims in the County Court with sound knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules.
The person will need to have experience of supervising and managing a team in the absence of the Principal Lawyer where appropriate prepare court documents and attend court on behalf of the less junior members of the team.
The person will need to have experience of providing complex legal advice to senior client officers around debt recovery and attend meetings such as the debt board.
The person will need to prepare debt recovery cases including issuing claims, drafting settlement agreements, witness statements, preparing briefs to counsel and applications to the Country Court and Court of Protection. Closing Date: 25 October 2020 (23:00) Additional Information
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application. We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us.
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