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Senior Lawyer

Job Title: Senior Lawyer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Devon
Salary: umbrella rate
REF: LH1505232
Contact Name: Lucie Hunt
Contact Email:
Job Published: 11 months ago

Job Description

Senior Lawyer

Full time


  • To oversee and manage a caseload in an area of law allocated.
  • To respond to requests for advice, representation etc, from Devon County Council employees.
  • To manage all aspects of court representation as required.
  • To advise and/or present to courts, meetings, members at formal appeal hearings or as required by the County Solicitor
  • To assume a lead role in advising clients on specialist aspects of law and practice as required, e.g. Procurement, Employment, Human Rights, Child Care, Adult Social Care, Property and to organise/participate in training events as appropriate and/or necessary.
  • To determine appeals under the Internal Dispute Resolution Procedure of the Local Government Pension Scheme and various internal appeal procedures if required.


  • Educated to degree level;
  • Law Society admitted and Solicitor Regulatory Authority registered solicitor, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives or Bar Standards Board registered barrister;
  • Specialist in an area of law as required. A thorough knowledge of that area of law, good advocacy skills and considerable experience in case management is essential along with demonstrable experience of working in a particular field;
  • Adequate experience of managing own workload;
  • Ability to absorb and interpret legislation, case law and procedures;
  • Ability to assimilate facts and present these in a coherent fashion in order to facilitate desired result for DCC. It is important to note the impact of incorrect advice and poor advocacy could be financially very significant;
  • Ability to assimilate detailed and complex information and make judgments on the way that certain procedures have been followed;
  • Excellent communication and presentational skills both verbal and written including influencing and persuasion;
  • Excellent ICT skills and a degree of administrative self-sufficiency although some secretarial support will be provided.

To find out more information please contact Lucie at

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