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Senior Solicitor - Hammersmith & Fulham

Job Title: Senior Solicitor - Hammersmith & Fulham
Contract Type: Temporary
Salary: Market related
REF: MES/AD/230209
Contact Name: Megan Eastop-Stanley
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Senior Solicitor (Litigation) – Hammersmith & Fulham

Salary: £35.79 Per Hour (Umbrella)

Full Time: Monday to Friday – 9:00am to 5:00pm (Hybrid)

Role Purpose:

To contribute to the efficient and cost-effective delivery of legal services within a culture of customer focus, continuous improvement, service excellence and employee development. In particular to provide professional/ technical advice and guidance in civil and criminal litigation to colleagues, managers and partner agencies to contribute to delivery of our clients’ objectives and priorities.


  • Conduct proceeding in the County Court, High Court, Crown Court and Magistrate Court or any other Tribunal and comply with applicable time limits.   The post holder’s case load may include high profile, politically sensitive and financially weighted cases.
  • Appear as our clients advocate in Courts, Tribunals, Inquiries, or other hearings as appropriate.
  • Draft, prepare and collate pleadings, witness statements, summonses, complaints, indictments, and other legal documentation. Advise on law and evidence.
  • Brief Counsel in accordance with the Legal Services’ procedures and, when necessary, attend conference with Counsel.
  • Monitor changes in legislation and case law affecting the range of matters dealt with in the team and update other team members and clients.
  • Provide expert advice to our clients Officers and Members as required, particularly on matters relating to anti- social behaviour, housing, landlord and tenant, civil and criminal litigation.
  • Advise and assist all Directors and Assistant Directors on policies and practices and in identifying any contraventions to ensure compliance with legislation.
  • Provision of expert written legal advice to Cabinet and or in reports and other key decision documents
  • Conduct and arrange training for officers in client departments and the litigation team.
  • Contribute to the implementation of various quality systems within Legal Services and meet performance targets.
  • Meet annual chargeable hours target.
  • Represent the Borough Solicitor at internal and external meetings.

Qualifications/ Requirements:

  • Qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Fellow of CILEX entitled to practice in England and Wales.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own work load and to work on own initiative as necessary
  • Experience of advocacy in the Magistrates’ and County Court
  • Broad knowledge of local government law or equivalent knowledge.
  • Knowledge and experience of civil and criminal litigation.
  • Experience of drafting legal documents, including pleadings
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex legal issues to Members and officers and to provide cogent legal advice accordingly.
  • Ability to work constructively with elected Members and be politically aware and sensitive
  • Desirable to have experience of working within Local Government

We offer:

  • 24 hour one on one specialist consultant based within your geographical area
  • 4Recruitment Services Employee Benefits Programme
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other vacancies in your area please contact Megan Eastop- Stanley on 07587 327813 or via email