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Solicitor - Southampton and Fareham Legal Services Partnership

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£43,662 - £49,398

Job description

Location: Civic Centre, Civic Centre Road, Southampton, SO14 7LY

Contract Type: Permanent

Full Time / Part Time: Full time

Have you got what it takes to drive and support change across two ambitious, innovative and transforming Councils?

The Southampton and Fareham Legal Services Partnership is an outcome focused service recognised for its dedication to improving the communities in which we live and work and delivering professional excellence. Winner of the Lawyers in Local Government Awards 'Project Team of the Year' in 2017, the Partnership went from strength to strength taking the top award for overall winner of Legal Team of the Year in 2018.

We provide strategic and professional advice and services covering all aspects of local government law.

We currently have two exciting opportunities to join our dynamic and growing team during a period of significant transformation and major project delivery within the Councils supported by the Legal Partnership.

We currently have two exciting opportunities.

Post 1 is for a Solicitor with a focus on adult social care, housing, education and general litigation skills with a good understanding of wider local government property law.

Post 2 is for a commercial property solicitor specialising in acquisitions, sales and leasehold negotiations for high profile commercial projects and regeneration schemes.

If you have what it takes we want you to join our dynamic and growing team to assist in the delivery of a number of interesting, high profile and exciting major projects transforming the delivery of adult social care services in Southampton together with a wide portfolio of housing, education and general litigation related work including tackling anti-social behaviour, immigration issues and working with diverse communities across a wide social spectrum. The commercial property position includes working on major acquisitions and sales for both Council's including innovative regeneration and enterprise zone schemes and requires a high degree of commercial acumen. Both posts require you to work in fast paced and highly performing teams and require someone with enthusiasm, dynamism and a willingness to advocate and negotiate for your clients and the people and projects we support.

To be successful you will be a practicing Solicitor or Barrister with 3+ year's PQE together with strong advocacy, negotiating and advisory skills and competence with IT and case management systems. In addition, you will have an enabling, positive approach to finding solutions to complex problems, anticipating and adapting to client needs as required. Good appreciation of risk management and working flexibly across a multi skilled team supporting colleagues regardless of speciality is essential.

Contact details for informal discussion:

For further information and details regarding the Commercial Property Solicitor please contact Simon Collison on 023 8083 2352 or

For further information and details regarding the Adult, social care, housing, education and general litigation skills Solicitor please contact Claire Elton on 023 8083 2426 or

Additional information:

  • Please note the salary quoted is based on full time hours (37 hours).
  • It is usual for successful candidates to start at the bottom of the pay grade.
  • Please note this advert is for 2 Solicitor posts.

The supporting statement section of the application form must be completed detailing how you meet the essential, and if applicable the desirable criteria for the role. A CV on its own will not be considered.

Recruitment contact details: 023 8083 4033 or

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