Litigation Lawyer

England, London
£41500 - £54000 per annum
19 Jan 2021
02 Feb 2021
Clarion Housing Group Ltd
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Salary: £41,500 - £54,000pa

Job Location: More London Place - There will be flexibility to work between the office and home in line with business needs

Hours: 36 per week

Contract Type: Permanent

We're recruiting for a Litigation Lawyer to join our team in London and we're looking for exceptional people to apply.

You'll be responsible for providing high quality legal advice and representation on litigation related matters and other legal matters to all internal clients, in particular housing management, leasehold and service charge matters.

Other responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Personally, to provide legal advice and representation (including advocacy) in housing and leasehold litigation matters, including but not limited to ASB injunction applications, disrepair and condition claims, claims for possession, leasehold management, service charge disputes and debt recovery, in order to protect the interests of Clarion and its Group partners.

  • To assist in developing the in-house legal provision to meet the needs of Clarion and its Group partners, ensuring that legal work is carried out in-house where this is more cost effective to do so (but subject to capacity) and that communication between instructing officers and the Legal Services team is effective and efficient.

  • To assist in the development of and to implement processes and procedures to ensure the efficient and effective provision of litigation services across Clarion and its Group partners. To comply with the approved processes and procedures, including maintaining such data records and registers as required by the Head of Legal Services and Principal Litigation Lawyer.

  • To 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.

  • To keep abreast of the constitutional, legal and regulatory framework within which Housing Associations operate and to ensure that such knowledge is disseminated to encourage a knowledgeable and compliance focussed culture.

  • To support the paralegals and legal support officers within the Litigation Team

To be successful in this role we'll require you to have significant experience as a qualified Solicitor or Barrister with experience of all types of housing litigation including ASB cases, claims for possession, disrepair and conditions claims. You'll also come to us with experience of advocacy in courts and tribunals. Experience of working in a housing association, public sector body or other housing environment is desirable but not essential.

If you feel your attributes, experience and skillset match our requirements, then we'd love to hear from you. In return we offer you a competitive salary and generous benefits package in a supportive environment, with plenty of scope for your career advancement and salary progression.

Closing Date: Tuesday 2nd February at midnight

In the event that we receive a high volume of applications, we reserve the right to close this advert early.

For further details on this vacancy, please click 'apply'.

You can download a copy of the role profile on our website.

Applicants must be able to travel across the region as required.

You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this vacancy; Clarion are not able to offer visa sponsorship.