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Job Title: Legal Assistant – Civil Litigation
Location: Harrow Council
Employer: Pertemps Recruitment Partnership for Harrow Council
Contract Type: Ongoing temporary assignment
Hours of Work: 36 hours
Overview of Legal Assistant – Civil Litigation

Pertemps offers an exciting opportunity within Harrow Council for a self-driven and motivated Legal Assistant specializing in civil litigation matters. The role comes with a competitive pay rate ranging from £15.39 to £18.21 per hour. Additional benefits include excellent training, support for career development, and 21 days of holiday (excluding Bank Holidays).

Main Purpose of Legal Assistant – Civil Litigation:
" Undertake complex work with minimal supervision in civil and criminal litigation, as well as children's and adults' social care and education matters.
" Handle routine cases in these areas, ensuring appropriate minimal supervision.
" Collaborate with HB Public Law Limited, an Alternative Business Structure established by Harrow Council to provide legal services to third-party organizations.
" Ensure that services are responsive to corporate and customer requirements, offer value for money, and comply with Lexcel standards.
Qualifications and Experience for the Successful Legal Assistant – Civil Litigation:
" Hold an LPC (essential).
" Be educated to degree standard or equivalent in law, or hold a recognised qualification in law, or be studying for a recognised legal qualification, or have substantial experience of working in a legal environment in lieu of qualification.
" Knowledge and understanding of English Law, practice and procedure in public law and an interest in local authority legal work.
" Strong team player with the ability to contribute positively to a team.
" Ability to provide written and oral legal advice and guidance to officers and clients.
" Opportunity to hold your own cases, and work on complex cases with senior lawyers.
" Excellent MS Office skills.
About us
For almost 60 years, Pertemps Recruitment Partnership have been the market leader in providing permanent and temporary staffing solutions and we are one of the most established players within the recruitment industry. The Sunday Times has listed us as one of the Best 100 Companies to work for 14 years running. We are not a big scary faceless company, quite the opposite: we strongly believe in the personal touch with everything we do. We are proud to be accredited 'investor in people' which is reflected across our business in length of service and career progression of our employees.
Harrow Council is the 12th largest London borough and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.

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£15.39 – £18.21/hourHour


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To apply for this job please visit www.cv-library.co.uk.