Job Details

Bromley council are looking for an lawyer to manage their own caseload and manage other team members. Deputise for the Team Leader and to provide legal advice to the Council.


  1. To manage and undertake their own caseload, including sensitive and complex cases, with no supervision.
  2. To provide legal advice to officers and elected members.
  3. To conduct proceedings in courts and tribunals, including preparation of witness statements and assisting officers in the preparation of court documentation.
  4. To appear as an advocate on behalf of the Council before courts and other tribunals
  5. To take part in department projects and inter-departmental projects.
  6. To contribute to the effective performance of Legal Services, in particular:
  • Keeping the Team Leader informed of any problems and issues in a timely and constructive manner.
  • Manage and supporting junior members of the team.
  • Assisting in the provision of statistical information to help the department monitor its service delivery.
  • Using the time recording and electronic case management system
  • To provide training to members, client Department, and other lawyers in the team
  1. To attend, and support, committee meetings and working parties, as required by the Team Leader, and to deputise in his absence
  2. To provide customers with output and service delivery as specified in the service level agreement.
  3. To work with external stakeholders and members as necessary.
  4. To contribute positively towards the successful attainment of the transformation of the Legal function.
  5. To participate fully in the Council’s performance appraisal and personal development process in order to develop and enhance personal performance and service delivery.
  6. To implement the Council’s equal opportunities policies and its statutory responsibility with regard to other individuals and service delivery.
Specialist in-depth knowledge of planning law and planning enforcement
Knowledge of civil litigation
Broad knowledge of highways law, licensing law, local government law, data protection law and the  Freedom of Information Act.
Knowledge and experience of committee work, involving members.
Knowledge of performance management techniques

Payrate: £41.66 umbrella