Prosecutions Lawyer

Job Details

London borough of Lambeth are looking for a Prosecutions Lawyer to support the Senior Prosecutions Lawyer in ensuring that the Council receives a cost effective high quality Prosecutions Service and in delivering advice and legal support to the Council in the areas of criminal law and local government law and such other areas and projects as are allocated from time to time.


  1. To undertake all work including, inter alia, the settling of pleadings, preparation for hearings, provision of advice and representation of the Council in all courts, Tribunals and Inquiries as required by the Senior Prosecutions Lawyer, to the appropriate professional standards.
  2. To provide advice to the Council on changes in legislation and case law that may have an impact on the Council and to keep up to date with new and proposed legislation, new cases and other developments, which may have an impact on the Council.
  3. To liaise with professional bodies, research institutions, Counsel, the Council’s Chief Officers, elected members and other external organisations as required from time to time.
  4. To undertake tasks and projects as allocated by the Senior Prosecutions Lawyer in accordance with instructions.
  5. To maintain effective relationships with client departments.
  6. To assist in the development of and to operate and be conversant with all information technology systems used for the work of the team.
  7. To ensure that performance targets set by the Senior Prosecutions Lawyer are met
  8. To undertake any other duties that may be required to meet the exigencies of the service and these may be varied from time to time to meet the needs of the service.
  9. To carry out all duties in accordance with the Council’s Policies, Standing Orders, Codes of Practice, and Financial Regulations and undergo such training as may be required.
  10. To work flexibly in undertaking the duties and responsibilities of this job and participate as required in multi-disciplinary cross-department and cross-organisational groups and task teams.
  11. To take responsibility, relevant to the post, for ensuring that Council statutes and government legislation is upheld. This includes, amongst others; Management Compliance Charter, Environmental Policy, Data Protection Act, Race Equality Action Plan, Quality Assurance Plan, Health & Safety, Sustainable Construction and Recycling.
  12. To take responsibility, appropriate to the post for tackling racism and promoting good race, ethnic and community relations.


Pay rate: £203.94 umbrella