Principal Legal Officer

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £27.04 per hour
Published about 1 month ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Orlaith Fogarty
Job ref PLOG7_1661862818

Job description

Principal Legal Officer (Grade 7)

Principal Legal Officer (Grade 7) required for a large public sector organisation based through the Northern Ireland Civil Service.

Salary: £27.04 p/h

Location: 2nd Floor Lanyon Plaza, Lanyon Place, Belfast, BT1 3LP

Hours: 37 hours

Duration: 4-6 months with the possibility of an extension


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 a post to provide cover for an existing caseload for a member of staff from the team who has been temporarily promoted to another team.

Essential Experience/Qualifications required

Principal Legal Officer (Grade 7) or equivalent with at least 3 years' post qualification experience and experience of High Court/County Court civil litigation


If you are interested and available for this position, please upload your CV to the link or contact Orlaith Fogarty.

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. Please note that these roles may be filled quickly but your CV will be kept on file for future similar roles. As there are so many applications, unsuccessful candidates may not be contacted.

Successful candidates may need to apply for an Access NI Certificate with Staffline regardless if you already have a valid certificate. It will be a cost of between £18 - £33 depending on clearance level.

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