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Litigation Officer

Lambeth Council
Lambeth, London (Greater)
£42,609 per annum
Closing date
3 Feb 2022

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Corporate Services, Legal, Policy
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Full time
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The role

The post holder will be expected to apply their own knowledge and discretion across highly complex, new and diverse problems (in accordance with Council policy and procedures), which require advanced/high level skills and excellent working knowledge of the Council’s IT and accounting systems, as well as, high-level specialist & up-to-date knowledge/experience of statute; relevant case law; landlord & tenant matters; the Civil Procedure Rules; court and litigation processes; property law. They will also be expected to have confidence on their feet whilst advocating for the Council in legal proceedings & mediations. 

The post holder will manage their own individual caseloads, as well as, advise on directorate-wide policies/provisions/practices. They will be required to make decisions with significant implications for the Council’s financial interests and reputation, as well as, for engagement with leaseholders/freeholders; related organisations and the public. 

In addition to all of the above, the post holder will be committed to equality and diversity, ensuring at all times that the Council’s core values, expectations and service standards are promoted and upheld.


1.    Advising the Council on high-level complex legal and factual matters with major implications for contracts/relationships between the Council; consultants; contractors, as well as, for the Council’s financial resources across Residential Services. 

2.    Representing the Council’s financial interests and reputation in challenging, and sometimes novel disputes across a multitude of subjects requiring creative, innovative and flexible solutions – which are likely to have substantial impact on the Council’s financial resources; service delivery and/or policy. 

3.    Monitoring, evaluating and advising on risk exposure; compliance; policies; legislation; service practice and/or provisions affecting Residential Services, as well as, making recommendations for improvements/efficiencies and guiding implementation.

4.    Making decisions that have a major impact on Residential Services’ provisions; resources; revenue; leaseholders; related organisations and other members of the public, together with trusted responsibility for financial resources, allocation and management within Residential Services. 

5.    Managing regularly conflicting priorities and deadlines, as well as, travelling to and attending various County Courts and Tribunals and working remotely from, disagreeable and/or difficult surroundings/conditions – as required. 

Closing date: Thursday 3 February 2022 at midnight

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