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Senior Lawyer - Civil Litigation
  • Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Reference: GOV00207
  • Published: Tue 19/11/2019, 5:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 15/12/2019, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full time
  • Salary: £46293 - £49203
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Tower Hamlets

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Senior Lawyer - Civil Litigation

Benefits and Allowances

Our existing terms,conditions and benefits are currently under review.

Role Purpose

A vibrant and diverse borough, from the soaring heights of Canary Wharf to the bustling street market on Petticoat Lane, Tower Hamlets is home to some of London’s most recognisable street scenes. This vibrant borough is also one of London’s most diverse: a proud melting pot of cultures and traditions that makes Tower Hamlets such a unique place to work and develop your skills with good quality experience. Based in East London, with excellent transport links and in close proximity to Canary Wharf, our borough is a fascinating place to work. In addition to possessing a rich history and heritage, we have a strong corporate commitment to excellence and progress, with service to the community at the heart of everything we do.

It is an exciting time in Tower Hamlets and a great opportunity to join the Council and help shape its future. Tower Hamlets has an established Lexcel accredited Legal Team that provides services to the council across the full range of its functions. We strive to provide excellent services and pride ourselves on the exciting variety of high quality work that we undertake in-house. We have recently restructured our service to increase resilience, better align with the council’s functions and are now looking for highly competent, enthusiastic and motivated professionals to join the team.

Key Responsibilities

You will be one of a team of lawyers dealing with a variety of Civil Litigation matters these include, housing, homelessness, anti-social behaviour, employment and miscellaneous litigation. You will be able to demonstrate experience in 2 or more of these areas and the transferable skills and willingness to undertake a variety or work. You will have experience of conducting advocacy and be able to conduct your caseload with minimum supervision and will be accustomed to working at pace in a busy team.


Youmust be a Qualified Solicitor/Barrister or Fellow of CILEX and hold apractising certificate.Test & Interviews will be heldon: 23rd January 2020