There will also be an opportunity, together with an expectation of willingness, to diversify into other areas of local authority work and gain experience in a range of legal services.
The team places a strong emphasis on work/life balance and staff development. We offer flexible working. We currently have a vacancy within our Commercial Property section, part of our wider legal team
This is a full time, permanent post although part- time job share may be considered.
In addition to the technical competencies required the successful candidate will have excellent communication and team working skills. They will deliver advice to team members, council officers and elected members in a clear and concise manner, demonstrate a commitment to excellence in customer service and a flexible approach to meeting changing demands and priorities.
Each Solicitor is responsible for providing a wide range of legal services, as part of the Legal Services Section, to the Council and its Directorates.
The team deals with a diverse and complex range of work reflecting the variety of issues for which the Council has responsibility, ensuring that at all times the council operates in accordance with the law in an increasing complex statutory and regulatory environment. The majority of staff time is spent supporting the work of internal clients, namely the various service departments on core matters but staff also routinely provide advice and guidance relative to service policies and procedures, governance issues and also act as legal advisers relative to business transacted at the Council’s various Committees and sub-committees. The team also provides representation of the Council in court and tribunals etc and a service to external clients relative to liquor, civic government and other licensing.
This Solicitor post will normally focus on all aspects of property advice and transactional work for services across the council including title investigations, sales and purchases, wayleaves and commercial and agricultural leasing. The Solicitor will also be involved in Community Asset Transfers and advising on common good and trust issues along with Rights of Way and Access issues
However, on occasion the Solicitors may be required to assist with areas outwith their normal remit, including:
Provision of legal advice to Committees, Members and Officers of the Council both written and verbal.
Co-operation with other solicitors and assisting in the provision of support and training for Paralegals.
Undertaking such other duties as may from time to time be allocated.
The range of services may include the following:
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