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Principal Legal Officer

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Sector
Job type Temporary
Salary £16.50 - £25.89 per hour
Published about 1 month ago
Start date June 2021
Contact Lesley-Anne Fitzgerald
Job ref NIC0001220_1621258398

Job description

Staffline are working in partnership with the Northern Ireland Civil Service to recruit a temporary Principal Legal Officer to start ASAP for duration of 8 Months (initially)

Pay rate: 0-12 week's £16.50pr hour

13+ week's £25.89pr hour

Location: Belfast

Hours:

Mon - Thursday 9.00am - 5.25pm

Fri 9.00am - 5.20pm

Essential Criteria

  • Principal Legal Officer (Grade 7) or equivalent with experience in litigation particularly High Court and County Court Civil Litigation

Duties

  • Reporting to a Grade 6 lawyer, the Grade 7 lawyer shall work as part of a team of 4 lawyers (working alongside administrative support) and shall individually manage a litigation case load of approximately 100 files, providing a litigation service to clients in accordance with court rules, taking instructions from clients, briefing Counsel and attending Court, providing legal advice to clients, managing time and resources in accordance with SLAs, recording hours worked to ensure recovery of Litigation Division's running costs from client Departments.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Access NI Disclosure check at a cost of £18/£33. A person's criminal record will not, in itself, debar that person from being appointed to this post. Any information given will be treated in the strictest confidence.

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. If you are interested please upload your CV to the link provided, Coleen O'Hara will be in touch to confirm if you have been shortlisted.

**PLEASE NOTE THIS ROLE MAY BE FILLED VERY QUICKLY BUT WE WILL KEEP YOUR DETAILS ON FILE FOR ANY FUTURE ROLES THAT COME THROUGH THAT YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN**

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