Legal Assistant

Brent Council
Brent, London Borough
£28,356 - £30,108 p.a. inc.
04 Oct 2018
20 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full time
Salary range: £28,356 - £30,108 p.a. inc.

Contract: Permanent

Hours of work: 36 hours per week

Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time

Join an exciting Legal Service

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent's diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

Following a recent restructure, a number of new posts in a variety of disciplines are available within the Council's Legal Service. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated legal assistants and senior legal assistants to join us in Brent's impressive Civic Centre, located right next to Wembley stadium and just a 12 minute train ride from Baker Street and a 25 minute train ride from Kings Cross. So if you are a skilled professional looking for challenging and rewarding work in a demanding but supportive environment - this is the opportunity you have been waiting for.

The Post

The Financial Litigation team are looking for a Legal Assistant specialising in debt recovery work for the Council. The person will have their own case load of work and will work under the supervision of the Principal Lawyer. The team has an excellent reputation for cutting edge work in adult social care fees and other interesting local authority debt related recovery.

The Person

We are looking for an experienced Legal Assistant used to working in a busy office with strong organisational skills. The person should have some experience of issuing or defending small, fast or multi-track claims and knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules.

The person will need to prepare debt recovery cases including issuing claims, drafting settlement agreements, witness statements, preparing briefs to counsel and applications to the Country Court and Court of Protection under the supervision of the Principal Lawyer.

The person will also need to carry out searches of the Probate registry, Land Registry and Office of the Public Guardian. As part of the enforcement process, place and remove charges against the debtor's property. In some circumstances and where appropriate, the person will need to attend court as an advocate.

Closing Date: 18 October 2018 (23:00)

Assessment & Interview Date: w/c 29 October 2018

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.

All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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