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Senior Solicitor

Job Description

Job Description

  1. To be a senior source of expertise in respect of the law relating to all matters of public procurement and contracts for goods and services and works to local authorities under UK legislation and case law.

  2. To have conduct of complex contract and procurement matters and advise at all levels of the Council on such matters as well as draft, negotiate and bring the necessary legal documentation into effect.

  3. To provide strategic and operational advice on contract and procurement matters concerned with the delivery of joint services of public sector partners and bodies including the local authority.

  4. To provide strategic and operational advice on the creation and maintenance of all relevant policies and documents required to be maintained by the Local Authority.

  5. To gather, appraise and disseminate information on proposed and new legislation, case law and developments in respect of the area of specialism. Where necessary to also report to relevant committees and clients on the practical effects on changes in the law.

  6. To provide training to Members and clients on relevant law, the conduct of meetings and probity issues.

  7. To provide comments on reports for the Council's cabinet and committees, particularly the Regulatory Committee and any relevant advisory and scrutiny Committees and attend if required.

  8. To represent Legal Services at meetings with Councillors, inter-departmental meetings, and meetings with outside bodies, including partners of the Council, government departments and inter-agency meetings and, where appropriate, to recommend changes in Council policy and practice.

  9. To prepare briefs to Counsel and cases for the opinion of Counsel and attend conferences with Counsel.

  10. To tackle problems requiring extensive research and a wide working knowledge of the practice of law.

  11. To instruct and work constructively with external solicitors and other consultants when appropriate.

  12. To assist the Principal Lawyer (Contracts and Employment) with all aspects of management of the contract work within the Team.

    Regular contact and liaison with external solicitors, barristers, and clients to include partner organisations.

    Directors, chief officers, heads of service, and councillors. Officers within the relevant departments of the council and any and all other departments as needs arise.

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Employer Description

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.