Civil Litigation Locum

Chadwick Nott
England, Cornwall
£35 - £50 per hour
11 Jun 2018
09 Jul 2018
Emily Bulman
Sector/Practice Area
Vacancy Type
Lawyers, Private Practice
Full time

My client is a large local authority legal team in the South West of England. They are seeking to add a Civil Litigation Lawyer to their team for an on-going, long term locum assignment.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a local authority with a large established legal team who continue to expand. As well as delivering legal services to its host local authority, the team has an extended client base and currently acts for a wide range of public bodies ranging from schools, fire authorities and charities.

This post is offered on a full time basis with the client able to guarantee 37 hours work each week. Part time applicants need not be put off applying as my client will make the contract work for the right candidate. This post is available to start as soon as possible and will initially be guaranteed for 3 months with further extensions possible. The position is office based however, some remote working will be offered provided it can be fitted in and around court appearances.

The ideal candidate will be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or FILEx with good understanding of local government law and civil litigation within the context of local government. In addition, knowledge of democratic decision making in local government and complaints policy and process would be advantageous.

The current caseload includes:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Debt recovery, including pre-action correspondence, issuing of proceedings and advising and progressing enforcement
  • All aspects of Housing Possessions
  • Applications for injunctions to seek access for inspections on social housing
  • Bringing and defending Small Claims
  • Breach of contract claims
  • Responding to pre-action correspondence on general matters
  • Court advocacy for the above matters as required

Hourly rate is negotiable dependent upon experience but candidates can expect an offer of between £35 - £50 per hour, (Inside IR35).

To apply for this post please contact Emily Bulman at Chadwick Nott, Birmingham on 0121 200 5575 or email

Chadwick Nott Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.