Service Care Solutions Ltd

Litigation Solicitor

Service Care Legal are currently working with the Scottish Government Legal Directorate to help source an experienced Solicitor for their Litigation Division.

This role will be within then Mental Health and Protection of Vulnerable Groups Branch.

ROLE: Litigation Solicitor

LOCATION: Edinburgh - hybrid working

RATE: £294 to £308 per day umbrella


The Role

  • Provide advice and representation to Disclosure Scotland in connection with summary applications under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

  • Support Scottish Ministers in connection with restricted patient tribunals before the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland under Part 10 of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.

  • Provide advice and representation to both client groups in connection with legal challenges to statutory frameworks by way of Judicial Review.

The Person

  • A qualified solicitor in Scotland.

  • Have a good understanding of public law litigation or a willingness to learn and to develop necessary skills.

  • Have the ability to manage information and interpret data to enable you to make sound decisions and provide clear and competent legal advice and representation.

  • Previous experience of litigation, including appearance in Courts/Tribunals, is desirable although not essential so long as you show a willingness to learn and to develop necessary skills.


  • Hybrid working.

  • Weekly pay.

  • The opportunity to work within a key public sector organisation amongst highly regarded legal professionals.

If this Litigation Solicitor role sounds like an opportunity that is right for you or someone you know, then don't hesitate to get in touch with Hugh Barnes via email,, or via phone at 01772208969 .

We also welcome referrals for this position, where a successful recommendation would be worth £250.

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