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Litigation Officer

Zoek Pin London Borough of Lambeth, London, UK

£19.53 - 24.33 per hour + Remote Working

Contract (Full time)

Litigation, Tenancy, Leasehold.

Spencer Clarke Group are working alongside Lambeth Council to hire a litigation officer on a long term temporary contract.

This vacancy is for an integral position within the successful and well-established Litigation Team within the Residential Directorate and Homeownership & Rents department of the London Borough of Lambeth. The ideal candidate will seamlessly integrate into and bolster the current expertise and knowledge of the team. The post holder will measurably contribute to ensuring the Litigation Team continues to be a cost-neutral and income generating asset to the Council.

The post holder shall:

(1) represent the Council's financial interests and reputation in service charge litigation - whether in written correspondence; oral negotiations and/or court proceedings;

(2) provide initial advice to key stakeholders and senior management on service charges; lease-related and/or landlord & tenant queries, as well as compliance and regulatory matters;

(3) independently progress their own individual caseload of live disputes/contentious matters, with trusted autonomy.

The ideal candidate will have solid previous litigation and/or landlord & tenant experience, as well as, involvement in advocacy before County Courts of the First Tier Tribunal. This role will help sharpen the post holder's analytical, advocacy and forensic skills - at local governmental level - and help them develop their problem-solving abilities by presenting them with high value, complex challenges.

  • Excellent knowledge of both statutory law and relevant case law on service charges

  • Experience of preparing and advocating for County Court and First-tier Tribunal

  • Ability to work independently and managing individual casework

  • Proven experience of leasehold management and service charge debt recovery

  • Experience of writing a statement of case, witness statement and replying to leaseholder/freeholder queries

If you wish to apply for this role then please do so below and contact Thomas Humphreys at Spencer Clarke Group.

Posted 18 days ago

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