Housing Lawyer (Litigation) / Solicitor / Barrister
Salary: Circa £42,000 per annum
Closing Date: 4th June 2019
Do you have a keen interest and experience of delivering a high quality legal service? Could you support the Legal Services Team in all areas of housing litigation and residential property issues?
If so, then our client has an exciting opportunity for a Housing Lawyer to join their Legal Team based at their modern offices in Walsall!
“Deliver a strong business, fit for today and prepared for tomorrow” is one of our clients five strategic aims, and the one that sets out their commitment to keeping their business in a strong position. This is why they are looking for an experienced Housing Lawyer.
As a Housing Lawyer you will be required to take on a varied caseload that includes dealing with emergency cases, providing advice to colleagues on a wide range of topics, as well as carrying out more routine tasks. All work must be carried out efficiently and to the highest standard.
As part of this role, you will be required to represent the group in court including; routine directions appointments and short contested matters, as these are important too. And, when it comes to training and developing others, they'll count on you to promote their legal services as well as identifying referrals from internal and external sources.
To be successful in your application for this role you will be an experienced Solicitor or Barrister, used to working on public and private sector cases on issues including antisocial behaviour and tenancy breaches, housing disrepair, leaseholder disputes, security of tenure and possession proceedings.
The right person will possess a law degree or other relevant professional qualification, with recent experience in a similar role to include; housing management such as tenancy enforcement via possession claims, injunction applications and knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules relating to the same.
Alongside these qualifications, they require you to possess; the ability to establish priorities and develop clear plans to achieve your goals, excellent listening, communication and problem solving skills, sensitivity to the needs of others and a genuine interest in their views
The Governance and Compliance department are currently under represented by Male and BME colleagues, therefore our client particularly welcome applications from Male and BME applicants.
Our client are committed to safer recruitment and to the protection and safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults and will conduct appropriate background checks where necessary.