Legal Officer

  • Location
    Lewes, East Sussex
  • Salary
    £ 18 - £ 20 / Hourly
  • Job type
    Temporary contract
  • Industry
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Legal - Legal Executive

We are looking to recruit a Legal Officer who has experience in adult social care law.

6 months (likely to be extended)

£18-£20 PH PAYE (negotiable)

Inside IR35

Essential Criteria

Key Skills & Abilities
* The ability to provide prompt and accurate legal advice
* The ability to analyse facts, research law and apply it
* Ability to prioritise work according to importance and urgency
* The ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse range of people and organisations both orally and in writing
* Negotiating skills
* Drafting skills
* Organised and methodical approach to work.
* Good understanding of Local Government practice and procedure.

Education & Qualifications
* Institute of Legal Executive qualification or a substantial part thereof or equivalent or similar qualification e.g. law degree, LPC or BVC; or
* Substantial proven fee-earning experience in a legal practice.

* Knowledge of litigation law and practice
* Good IT skills
* Knowledge of democratic and political aspects of local government

* Ability to demonstrate experience of conducting own caseload within defined areas of legal practice.
* Recent local government experience.
* Experience of working in the field of adult social care law in a local authority or private practice.
* Experience of working to quality standards.

Personal Attributes
* Flexible approach to working within the team or on own initiative as required.
* Ability to set and receive priorities, and meet deadlines
* Be able to work effectively under pressure and deal with unforeseen and urgent demands.
* Aptitude and willingness to embrace new areas of law and technology and to develop specialist skills
* Commitment to providing good customer service.
* Awareness of the challenges and opportunities facing local government

* Ability to travel both within and outside the County as required.

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