Civil Litigation Lawyer vacancy in the Offices of the Official Solicitor and the Public Trustee

Information for candidates applying for the Civil Litigation Lawyer in the Offices of the Official Solicitor and the Public Trustee

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Headline Information

Department Ministry of Justice, Offices of the Official Solicitor and the Public Trustee
Division Civil Litigation team
Job Title Civil Litigation Lawyer
Location London
Working arrangement Part-time
Salary Details Starting Salary: £54,126 (pro-rata)
Application deadline Midday on Wednesday 3 January 2018


Vacancy details

The Official Solicitor acts for some of the most vulnerable members of society and is often at the forefront of legal developments affecting the vulnerable.

A Lawyer vacancy has arisen in the Official Solicitor’s Civil Litigation team. The post holder will be responsible for the supervision and, in more complex matters, case management of a broad range of cases in the High Court and the County Court. In these cases the Official Solicitors usually acts in the role of litigation friend for children or those lacking capacity to litigate on their own behalf.

Usually private solicitors are instructed but a small number of cases are dealt with in-house. Types of cases managed by the team include Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury, Landlord and Tenant, Judicial Review, Insolvency, Inheritance Act claims, TOLATA applications and Displacement of Nearest Relative applications under the Mental Health Act. This is by no means exhaustive, but gives a flavour of the wide range of cases that the successful candidate will be handling. In all cases the aim is to achieve the best possible result in the best interests of the person represented.


For further information about the post and application enquiries, please contact the GLS Recruitment Team or telephone 0845 3000 793 or 0117 923 4417.

Vacancy Notice Civil Litigation Lawyer

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Published 8 December 2017