We're recruiting for a Litigation Lawyer and are looking for exceptional people to apply.
Reporting to the Senior Litigation Lawyer, you'll be responsible for providing high quality legal advice and representation on complex litigation and other legal matters to Clarion Housing Group, in particular in housing management and leasehold litigation such as ASB cases, disrepair claims, possessions, leasehold management, service charges, and debt recovery.
You'll be required to support the development of our in-house legal provision, ensuring that legal work is carried out internally where this is more cost effective and that communication between instructing officers and the litigation team is effective and efficient.
Where required, you'll also assist in the provision of training to officers across the Group on housing litigation and other matters to develop the skills of officers across the Group
You'll be required to travel to other offices as required.
Your other responsibilities will include:
- Keeping abreast of the constitutional, legal and regulatory framework within which Housing Associations operate and ensuring that such knowledge is disseminated to encourage a knowledgeable and compliance focussed culture.
- Supporting the paralegals and legal support officers within the litigation team.
We'll require you to have significant experience as a qualified solicitor or barrister in all types of housing litigation and experience of advocacy in courts and tribunals.An excellent verbal and written communicator, you'll be adept at presenting information in a variety of forms to a high standard.
Ideally, you'll have experience of working in a housing association, public sector body or other housing environment and of working within a Lexcel accredited (or similar quality standard) environment.
If this sounds like you, we look forward to hearing from you.
This post is subject to a Basic Criminal Record Check
Closing Date: Tuesday 19th February at midday
Clarion Housing Group
Clarion Housing Group comprises the country's largest housing association; a property development company, a charitable foundation and a repairs and maintenance service.
The Group's housing association, Clarion Housing is the largest social landlord in the country with 360,000 residents.
We have ambitious plans to build 50,000 new homes over 10 years, with a commitment that two thirds of the programme will be affordable housing.
The charitable foundation, Clarion Futures, will invest £150 million over ten years to deliver one of the largest social investment programmes in the country. Priorities are work and training; money management and young people
Clarion Housing Group is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce.