Assistant Solicitor - Litigation
Based at West Ham lane, Stratford, E15
Salary - £43,500 - £52,250 per annum depending on experience
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Housing Litigation Lawyer to join an in-house legal team at London & Quadrant, one of the largest developers of new homes across the capital and the South East.
The ideal candidate will be customer focused and skilled in managing a varied caseload with particular emphasis on disrepair claims. A proven track record in dealing with all types of housing management and property related disputes including repairing obligations, anti-social behaviour proceedings, injunction applications, freehold/leasehold disputes and boundary disputes. Your duties will include drafting pleadings, advice on quantum, Part 36 offers and Tomlin Orders.
As well as managing your own busy caseload with minimal supervision, you will provide support and assistance to our Litigation Legal Manager. Your caseload will involve advocacy in the County Court. Advocacy experience is therefore essential for this role.
The successful candidate will be:
• Qualified as a Solicitor or a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in England and Wales
• Experienced in dealing with a range of housing management litigation matters in particular disrepair claims.
• Skilled in County Court advocacy
• An excellent communicator and negotiator who is able to work collaboratively with others across the business
• Knowledgeable about the relevant legislation, case law and civil procedure rules
• Able to undertake legal research and present this is in a client-friendly manner to our internal business customers
Access to our full suite of benefits including: 26 days holiday per year, annual bonus subject to group performance, excellent Pension scheme and real investment in your personal & career development. Other benefits include, Benenden Healthcare, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance.
Closing date for completed applications: 18th June 2018
We expect all of our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility.
In line with our promise to encourage more women into senior roles at L&Q whilst all applications will be judged on merit, we would encourage applications from females as women are underrepresented at senior levels within L&Q.
L&Q manages over 90,000 homes across the capital and the South East, regenerating communities throughout the region and we are set to become London’s largest developer of new homes. For ten years running we have been included in the Great Place to Work index and are currently placed 29th.
Our vision is that everyone should have a quality home they can afford, and we combine our social purpose and commercial drive to create homes and neighbourhoods we can be proud of.
At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them. This is why we are committed to developing our people. It’s only by investing in a well trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.
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