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Ref no:
WEL04620
Published:
19/2/2021
Closes:
7/3/2021
Location:
West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden South Road, Livingston, EH54 6FF
Salary:
£35,964.00 - £41,069.00 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
36 hours per week

Advert

Solicitor Litigation

West Lothian Council is one of Scotland’s most successful local authorities and is based in Livingston.

Legal Services provides comprehensive legal and committee services to the council and is made up of four teams –Litigation, Property/Planning, Licensing and Committee Services.

This is a full time, permanent post although part-time job share may be considered.

This is a varied and challenging role as part of a small and busy team.  As a member of the Litigation team, the post-holder is expected to undertake all types of general litigation and advisory work associated with supporting the functions of the Local Authority, including social work, housing, education, employment, contentious contract/commercial property and procurement advice, and all other areas of work as are allocated to them to assist the Chief Solicitor to ensure that a quality legal service is provided to meet client requirements

The post holder will also be required to act as Clerk to council bodies and undertake such other areas of work as required.

The post is suitable for and will be of interest to an enthusiastic and motivated solicitor seeking a position which brings the unique challenges of being an in-house legal adviser.   The successful candidate will be client focussed and proactive in the identification of issues relevant to council services.

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