Deekay Recruitments

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Solicitor (Housing/Planning) | Leicester | 3 months+ | £16 to £23 per hour DOE

Our local authority client are currently seeking a Solicitor to join their team near Leicester for initially a 3 month contract with possible extension.

The successful candidate will be a solicitor (contentious/non contentious) with emphasis on Housing Litigation with planning experience.

1. To have a minimum of 1 years' PQE experience of dealing with contentious and non-contentious work.
2. Prior experience with Local Government legal work 
3. Knowledge and experience supporting Principal Property and Planning Solicitor with attendance at Committees and/or Panels Knowledge
4. Interpersonal Skills:
5. Good Communicator, including on the telephone 
6. Negotiation Skills 

1 Advocacy before the County and Magistrates’ Courts 
2 Sound knowledge of law and practice of Criminal and Civil Litigation, Land and Property, Town & Country Planning and/or other Regulatory Legislation 
3. Drafting a range of Legal documents relevant to contentious and non-contentious workload 
4. Use of Office 2003 Time recording / Case Management packages Online legal research Tools. Competent Computer User 
5 Legal Research and analysis 
6 Excellent written skills 

1. General knowledge of the law and practice of Local Government Administration 
2. Experience of non-contentious matters including drafting of contracts/agreements 

To apply please forward your most recent CV directly to the consultant, Michael Wilde at, and not via the website.

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.