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Solicitor (Litigation)

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job Type Temporary
Salary £20.31 - £21.31 per hour
Published 9 months ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Sinead McGivern
Job Ref CHS2109_1505987775

Job Description

Our Client, A large Public Sector organisation require temporary Solicitors until end of December 2017, to be responsible to the Legal Services Manager through an assigned Divisional Solicitor for the provision of legal advice and services in relation to an assigned caseload (primarily Litigation and Employment Law) to the client and other public bodies to whom the department provides a service.

Role: Solicitor (Litigation) 1 x Full Time, 1 x part time

Location: Belfast City Centre

Duration: Asap -December 2017

Pay rate: £20.31p/h

Summary of responsibilities and personal duties

  • To carry out professional duties as a qualified solicitor in connection with an assigned caseload primarily relating to the matters set out below.
  • To undertake and generally advise in relation to the defence of claims for unfair dismissal, sex discrimination, religious discrimination, disability discrimination, race discrimination and other employment matters before Tribunals, including such personal advocacy as may be required.
  • To be responsible for the defence of public liability, employer's liability and road traffic claims in the County Court and High Court.
  • To provide accurate and timely professional advice on matters relating to the functions and exercise of the powers and duties of organisation including the interpretation of legislation and the requirements of administrative law to officers of the organisation and other bodies, and to draft reports and attend before committees in connection therewith as directed.
  • To undertake as directed the institution of plaintiff claims arising in contract, property and other civil matters.
  • To advise, draft and institute proceedings in relation to the recovery of debts and to provide advice to Law Clerks.
  • To assist as directed in the defence of judicial review applications.
  • To conduct the defence of statutory appeals relating to the exercise of the organisations's functions.
  • To take instructions, draft summonses, direct proofs and personally conduct prosecutions in the Magistrates' Courts and appeals in the County Court.
  • To carry out all the foregoing duties in a proactive manner and complying with all relevant time limits and Rules of Court.
  • To provide such training on legal matters to officers of the organisation and other bodies as may be required.
  • To participate in the organisation's training programmes and selection and interview procedures, and to undertake continuing legal education as required.
  • To deputise for the Divisional Solicitor primarily within the post holder's area of functional responsibility.
  • To participate, as directed by the Divisional Solicitor, in corporate working groups and project teams.
  • To undertake such other duties relevant to the department as may from time to time be required.
  • To undertake the duties in such a way as to enhance and protect the reputation and public profile of the organisation.

Essential Criteria


Applicants must, as at the closing date for receipt of applications:

  • Be solicitors entitled to practise in Northern Ireland;
  • Have a third level qualification in a relevant subject, such as Law or equivalent qualification; and possess a full, current driving licence which enables them to drive in Northern Ireland and a car available for official business or, have access to a form of transport which enables them to meet the requirements of the post in full


Applicants must, , be able to demonstrate on CV, by providing personal and specific examples of at least two years' relevant post qualification experience in two out of the following three areas:

  1. conducting claims on a range of employment matters before Tribunals and providing legal advice on employment law issues;
  2. conducting public liability, employer's liability or road traffic claims in County Court or High Court; and/or
  3. conducting personal advocacy in Courts and Tribunals.

Please upload CV to the link provided, please note that these roles may be filled quickly but applications may be kept on file for other similar positions.

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