Locum Interim Deputy Borough Solicitor

England, South East England
£500 - £600 per hour
27 Jan 2023
13 Feb 2023
Chelsey Newsom
Job Title
PQE Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Interim Deputy Borough Solicitor

South East

1 day office, remote working

£500-600 per day

Interim Deputy Borough Solicitor is required to join a local authority on a 3 months + contract for a local authority based in the Southern Home Counties.

As the Interim Deputy Borough Solicitor, you would be responsible for;

  • Management of a small legal team comprising 2 planning lawyers, 3 property lawyers and 1 litigation lawyer and 1 legal admin assistant (full and part-time staff), 1 x FOI officer and 1 x DPO officer
  • Potentially managing the Local Land Charges Team
  • Allocation of legal work
  • 121s and Performance Management
  • Leading on high-profile commercial transactions
  • Client liaison
  • Acting as DMO
  • Some committee attendance (full Council and Executive) primarily when the Head of service is on leave
  • Will need to be hands on and prepared to handle various commercial legal work.
  • Preferably able to advise on local authority corporate governance issues and handle standards allegations.
  • Clearing committee reports.

We encourage interested applicants seeking part time or full time to apply immediately to be considered for short listing. Alternatively should you require further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying please contact Chelsey Newsom in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion.

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