Service Care Solutions Ltd
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Litigation Solicitor

Service Care Solutions are looking for a Litigation Solicitor to work within the Gwent Police Force on a 10-month contract.

Location: Cwmbran (Hybrid)

Job role/responsibilities:
To act in the provision of a comprehensive legal service to the Chief Constables, Police and Crime Commissioners, officers, and police staff generally of both Gwent and South Wales Police Forces.

  • To provide legal advice and assistance to the Chief Constable and other Chief Officers and Police Authority.

  • To advise and provide representation in relation to legal proceedings and hearings.

  • To attend formal legal proceedings / hearings to represent the Force.

  • To instruct counsel and attend conferences to ensure that relevant actions are planned and executed to protect the Force and Police Authority and in compliance with court requirements.

  • To provide resilience for the Senior Solicitor and Head of Legal Services (Operational) in relation to all aspects and functions of the Legal Services department.

  • To establish and develop working relationships with legal professionals employed by other Police Forces, including playing a full part in the work of the Association of Police Lawyers and to maintain working relationships with external bodies.

  • To assist and make recommendations in the development of practice management standards.

  • To design and deliver in-house training on appropriate topics as required / directed.

Education/Experience required:

  • Must be a qualified solicitor or barrister with a current practising certificate.

  • Must have experience which includes making Court Applications, attendance at Court, complying with Court Directions/Orders, preparing witness statements, making decisions/recommendations in relation to liability, dealing with costs issues and briefing Counsel.

  • Must have experience of providing legal advice to senior representatives or officers in an organisation.

  • Must be able to draft bespoke and often complex documentation and be able to advise upon high profile issues through to conclusion.

  • Must be an experienced advocate with proven negotiating and presentational skills.

  • Have experience and a case management system.

  • A minimum of 3 years relevant post qualification experience or similar relevant experience (Desirable).

Knowledge/Skills required:

  • Must have knowledge and experience in the conduct and management of matters in the following fields.

  • Must be able to take on an existing workload and must be prepared to undergo vetting to management level.

  • Must be comfortable with responding to fast changing requirements with minimal supervision, as well as providing legal advice and guidance at strategic and day to day levels.

  • Must be computer literate and proficient in Microsoft applications and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Level 1 Welsh essential (training will be given).

    Welsh language skills Level 2 and above are desirable.

If you are interested in this role or want further discussion, please contact Lewis O'Donnell either via email: or tel: 01772208962.

Alternatively, if you have any friend or colleagues that might be interested, please feel free to refer them as we a have a £250 referral scheme in place.

  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: 10 Months
  • Rate: £26.47 - £28.75 per hour
  • Location: Cwmbran, Wales
  • Type: Contract
  • Industry: Public_Sector
  • Recruiter: Service Care Solutions Ltd
  • Contact: Lewis O'Donnell
  • Tel: 01772 208 962
  • Fax: 01772 471473
  • Email: to view click here
  • Posted: 2023-10-19 10:37:55 -

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