West Lancashire has a diverse economy with market towns, small villages and thriving commercial areas nestled alongside rural countryside. The Borough offers a wide contrast between open farmland and small picturesque villages together with the larger vibrant market towns of Burscough and Ormskirk. Our largest town Skelmersdale is a hive of urban activity with a number of thriving employment estates and busy shopping centres.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a flexible and enthusiastic individual to join the Council working in our small, but forward-thinking and innovative in-house legal team. Wherever possible we are able to consider flexible working hours and remote working (subject to business requirements) to meet the successful candidate's needs under the Council's flexible working arrangements. In addition please click here to find out about our comprehensive rewards package.
We are seeking someone with recent experience of advising in relation to housing, planning or general civil/criminal litigation matters. You will also ideally have had exposure to one or more of the following legal practice areas: licensing, environmental health or debt recover and have the desire and ability to represent the Council in the Courts. This position would suit someone wishing to expand their current skill set.
For an informal chat about this post please contact Kay Lovelady, Principal Solicitor on 01695 585075. If you are considering a move from private practice and want to speak to someone who has done this let us know and we will put you in touch with one of our team who is pleased to have made the change into an in-house role.
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Please note that we do not accept speculative CVs.
The successful applicant will be required to undergo security checks as part of the Baseline Personnel Security Standard for accessing Government records. This will include a Basic DBS check.
Please be advised that a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position with West Lancashire Borough Council. See our Recruitment of Ex Offenders Guidance Leaflet
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