Force Legal Advisor

  • Location
    Exeter, Devon
  • Category
    Legal - Public Sector Legal
  • Job type
  • Industry
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To act in the provision of a comprehensive legal service to the Chief Constables, OPCCs and officers and police staff generally of both Devon & Cornwall and Dorset Police Forces. This will include the provision of strategic and tactical advice in a wide range of disciplines. In particular to:

* Investigate and case-manage complex pre-action and issued civil claims against, and on behalf of, both Forces.
* Represent the Chief Constables at Court hearings and Tribunals.
* Obtain civil preventative orders such as Civil Injunctions, Closure Orders, Sexual Harm Prevention Orders, and making Proceeds of Crime Act applications.
* Advise upon and manage cases involving police misconduct, employment law and coronial law.
* Deal with contentious licensing applications including liquor and firearms.
* Provide tactical advice and real-time advice on police operations.
* Supervise, monitor and assist Paralegals in the provision of general advice to officers and staff on a range of legal issues on a weekly rota.


  • Qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal executive/Advisor (FCILEx)

  • Previous experience of handling contentious matters generally.

  • A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of ECHR, Civil Procedure Rules, licensing legislation, criminal law, employment law and a knowledge of the principles of obtaining civil preventative orders (Civil Injunctions, SHPO, FBO).

  • Ability to manage a considerable and diverse caseload providing clear advice.

  • Ability to make applications in court.

  • Experience representing clients in legal hearings

  • Ability to work in a highly pressurised environment and to be able to offer flexibility and advice within time constraints

  • Strong emotional resilience

  • Experience managing a team is preferred

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Please apply with your CV to: Aalishya Power