Solicitor 2 month contract JOB PURPOSE To provide legal and procedural advice and legal services in the most effective and efficient way to the requirements of specific Service Committees and Departments. PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES 1 Provide advice and guidance to other legal staff as required and appropriate in order that other Departments receive effective and high quality legal advice and services. 2 Identify, research and anticipate the effects on service provision of new developments in the law to ensure that clients are able to deliver timely and responsive services. 3 Deliver (under the supervision of more senior staff) training for Members, Service Groups and staff and participate in recognised national groups’ activities to improve understanding of legal and service issues and the quality of service provision. 4 Provide legal and procedural advice to service Committees, Panels and Groups of members to ensure that policy and operational decisions are taken in the most effective and beneficial way. 5 Deliver (or obtain via Counsel) legal advice to Directors, Managers and their staff to ensure that policy is formulated and operational decisions are taken on a sound legal basis. 6 Undertake advocacy and litigation work, in order to protect and further the objectives of Departments in the Courts, Tribunals and at statutory appeals and inquiries. 7 Participate in project teams utilising resources across Legal Services, to ensure the development of legal expertise within the Service and the delivery of high quality legal services.
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