Principal Legal Assistant
Principal Legal Assistant Job, Birmingham City Centre, Competitive Salary, Leading Local Authority
Your new company
Due to an internal service redesign, we are now looking to recruit Locum Principal Legal Assistants to work in the Personal Injury Team on an on-going basis. Birmingham City Council is the largest single local authority in Europe offering a range of opportunities and regeneration. With Birmingham and the surrounding areas continuing to develop, the council pride itself to make life better for the millions of people who live and work in the city.
Your new role
As an experienced Principal Legal Assistant, you will be required to advise and conduct sundry / contested debt claims on behalf of Birmingham City Council as well as advising and conducting claims in respect of service charge and rent arrears or dilapidation claims. There will be advocacy required, which would require you to attend judges chambers, including matters of bankruptcy or general applications. There will also be the necessity in advising and conducting claims in breach of contract and also defending a range of claims issued against Birmingham City Council.
What you'll need to succeed
You will be an experienced Legal Assistant / Paralegal with a strong background in litigation Debt Recovery. You will ideally have experience of rent arrears and an understanding of bankruptcy while public sector experience would be highly beneficial. You will also ideally be LPC / CILEX qualified.
What you'll get in return
You will be working with an employer who is an accredited Investor in People and who are renowned for their supportive culture that can offer flexible working. You will be covering a range of potential projects within the council and have input into lots of different areas, offering a great deal of variety and flexibility. You will be based in their office in the heart of the city centre and paid a competitive salary.
What you need to do now
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