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Principal Legal Officer

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Sector
Job type Temporary
Salary £27.04 - £30.00 per hour
Published 10 days ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Kim Martin
Job ref NICS3722_1637601593

Job description

Role: BESL / Principal Legal Officer

Rate of Pay: £27.04phr

Location: DSO Litigation, Lanyon Plaza

Duration: June 2022 with possible extension

Hours: Monday to Friday

Job Summary:

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.

This is an additional post to provide cover for existing case-loads and enable the existing permanent grade 7 lawyers to cover the sharp rise in additional legal work for DoJ (arising from expected new legislation introduced to deal with the monitoring of convicted offenders).

Experience/Qualifications:

Principal Legal Officer (Grade 7) or equivalent with experience in litigation particularly High Court, County Court

Civil Litigation and preferably experience of insolvency litigation.

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, Kim Martin 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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