SENIOR SOLICITOR

Organisation
Legal Services Agency
Reference
VAC-17897
Contract Type
Full-Time
Practice Area
Civil Court Litigation
Location
Glasgow
Salary
£38,447 to £42,472
PQE
3 -4 yrs, 5+ yrs
An exciting opportunity has arisen at Legal Services Agency (LSA) for an enthusiastic and committed individual to join our Senior Management Team.

Job Description

 

We are seeking an experienced civil practitioner holding an unrestricted Scottish practicing certificate knowledgeable in areas of social welfare law and keen interest in public law and judicial review.

  • Salary: £38,447 to £42,472 p.a., SP 39-43 (dependent upon experience) plus pension contribution
  • Contract: 35 hours per week
  • Location: Glasgow (Due to COVID-19, currently operating blended office based and remote working service)
  • Closing date: 30th July 2021 at 5pm
  • Interviews: 16th August 2021 (to be confirmed)

LSA is one of Scotland’s largest Law Centres.  Through its solicitors and other staff, operating as Brown & Co. Legal LLP, LSA has a 30-year legacy of serving individuals, families and communities across Scotland, addressing unmet legal need and the effects of poverty, disadvantage and discrimination.   LSA’s legal service has developed pioneering legal remedies through test cases and campaigns on issues such as dampness, housing repair and evictions, Criminal Injuries Compensation, mental health law and asylum and immigration law.  LSA also delivers a wide range of seminars and training programmes and publications on legal themes.  

We provide high-quality legal advice, assistance and representation in areas of housing law, preventing homelessness, mental health, discrimination, welfare benefits and social security, community care, criminal injuries compensation and employment law.

The work is rewarding, and the expertise of the Service is highly regarded and nationally recognised.  The position offers considerable scope and opportunity for personal and long-term professional development.

About you

You will be a highly motivated and resilient individual who welcomes challenges.  You will be able to demonstrate your ability to lead, motivate and manage staff in an inclusive, empowering and supportive manner. You will be an excellent communicator with a commitment to equality and diversity.  

You will have at least three years’ post qualifying experience of handling your own caseload and accustomed to dealing with a diverse range of clients. You  should have a strong track record in civil litigation, experience of legal aid with excellent fee consciousness and an eagerness to tackling the unmet legal needs of those in disadvantage. Knowledge of the voluntary sector and successful delivery of projects will be advantageous.

Application process:

Please submit your CV with a covering letter addressing the job description and person specification stating why this post is of interest to you to: elizabethstewart@lsa.org.uk. Please include details of your current salary, notice period and a note of two referees one of which should be your most recent employer.  For equality purposes, please do not include your full name on either the covering letter or CV, only in your email.  The personal information in your email will not be made available to the selection panel.

Please indicate whether you are eligible to work in the UK and if you require a work permit/visa to work in the UK. 

Please also indicate if you have you any convictions (other than spent convictions) under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.   If yes, please give details.  

 

Legal Services Agency is an equal opportunities employer.

Legal Services Agency Ltd. is a registered charity no SC017160 and a company limited by guarantee, registered no. SC12391

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