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Solicitor - Litigation

Job Description

36 hours per week.

1 To provide legal advice and assistance on routine/standard housing management and landlord & tenant matters, and more complex matters with support from more senior or experienced members of the team. To include conducting efficient and effective litigation to include but not limited to, anti-social behaviour injunctions; anti-social behaviour possession claims; committal applications; tenancy fraud possession claims; access injunctions; housing disrepair claims; prosecutions under the Environmental Protection Act; applications to the Court of Protection and money claims, briefing Counsel and/or conducting advocacy where appropriate in order to protect the interests of Optivo and its Group partners.

2 To assist and provide advice on other contentious matters.

3 To assist with instructing external solicitors for matters that cannot be dealt with inhouse

4 To assist in developing the in house legal provision to meet the needs of Optivo and its Group partners.

5 To ensure that legal work is carried out in house where this is more cost effective including preparing and drafting all own pleadings on routine/standard matters and more complex matters with support from more senior or experienced members of the team to include but not limited to, notices of seeking possession; claim forms; particulars of claim; defences; reply to defences; part 20 counterclaims; injunctions; committal applications, witness statements; case summaries; lists of issues; chronologies and trial bundles . Ensure communication between instructing officers and the legal team is effective and efficient.

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https://ats-optivo.jgp.co.uk/vacancies/view/97432

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Personal Specification

Previous experience working with Local Authorities or Housing Associations or other public sector bodies is preferred. The ability to manage a busy and varied caseload to include disrepair, EPA, ASB, possession and other tenancy management and landlord and tenant litigation matters The ability to work independently and as part of a team. Having a good eye for detail Strong analytical, communication and advocacy skills. Drafting pleadings, bundles, witness statements, statement of costs and other documents Undertaking Legal Research Exceptional customer service and a proven focus on high quality delivery.

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  • Job Title :

    Solicitor - Litigation
  • Salary :

    £41,015 to £46,483 depending on experience
  • Location :

    UK
  • Contract :

    Permenant
  • Sector :

    Social Housing & Public Sector
  • Publish Date :

    2019-06-28
  • Closing Date :

    2019-07-18
  • Start Date :

    2019-08-05
  • Job reference no. :

    #287

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