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Principle Associates  

Assistant Solicitor/Legal Executive

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Currently recruiting for an Assistant Solicitor/Legal Executive for Basildon Council.

Full time | Monday to Friday | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | £20.00 per hour


The Assistant Solicitor/Legal Executive will undertake legal work of various types in accordance with his/her level of skill, experience and qualifications and be accountable to the Litigation Manager who will be responsible for allocating work to the Assistant Solicitor/Legal Executive and supervising work in progress.


  • Undertake legal research and advising client services and Members of the Council on casework and other issues, interpretation of new and existing legislation and case law including their effect on the implementation of Council policy as required.
  • Evaluating facts and evidence and advising service clients on strengths and weaknesses of proposed actions and, where appropriate, advising on compromise.
  • Draft committee reports, attend and advise regulatory committees or other Member meetings as required and participate fully in working groups, to ensure that the Council is well informed and Legal Services effectively represented.
  • Drafting particulars of claim, statements of case and information as required.
  • The preparation of cases for presentation in civil and criminal courts and at public inquiries/tribunals. Advising as appropriate so as to ensure that the Councils case is capable of being effectively presented.
  • Acting as advocate in cases in the Magistrates Court, County Court, High Court and at public inquiries and tribunals as directed.
  • Defending legal proceedings brought against the Council as required including judicial review, statutory appeals or other legal challenges.

Experience required:

  • Substantial open court experience and interest in advocacy
  • Defended advocacy experience
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Litigation practice

To apply please respond with your CV and contact details to this ad- alternatively please call 02085302288 for the direct email address and to speak to Georgina or Charlotte.

Job reference:
Essex - Basildon
£20.00 ph
Immediate start
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Soskia Beetham
Principle Associates
Telephone Number 020 8530 2288
Fax Number 020 8532 2210

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