SENIOR LAWYER

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Salary: Competitive

We now have an exciting opportunity available for a Senior Lawyer! This will be on an initial 6-month contract with a possible view to a further extension. The purpose of the role is to provide legal advice on and manage a caseload of housing matters including rent arrears, housing possession, housing fraud, ASB, encroachments/trespass plus more. Key skills/experience required: * It's essential that you are a qualified solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive * Experience of public sector housing litigation, debt recovery and insolvency procedures * Good understanding of debt recovery and insolvency procedures * Knowledge of the Housing Act 1985 and Civil Procedure Rules * Excellent written and communication skills * Strong negotiation and presentation skills. * Experience of effective case management to Lexcel standards. Further responsibilities: * Provide expert advice to client departments on housing law and deal with housing possession casework * Appear as an advocate in the county court in respect of non-contested possession matters and other appropriate hearings. * Deal with breaches of covenant, leasehold service charges recovery, and other debt cases including non-payment of commercial rents. * Deal with encroachments/trespass on City-owned/managed land. * Work collaboratively and provide legal and technical support to other fee earners as required including working in a team on special projects

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