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Trainee Solicitor

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Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils
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£20,661 - £22,658 pa
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Full Time
37 per week
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Closing Date
29 April 2018
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Fixed term contract for 2 years.

Required from August / September 2018.

Based at Riverside, Lowestoft or East Suffolk House, Melton (near Woodbridge). 

Are you looking for your first step on the legal career ladder?

If so, Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Trainee Solicitor to join our Legal Services Team.

Already a progressive and successful partnership, we are in the process of combining our two authorities to create the largest District Council in the country, delivering vital services to those who need them most. Our councils are an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people’s lives.

You will assist our lawyers in a full range of activities including undertaking legal research, witness statements, court bundles, the drafting and negotiation of agreements and contracts, and attendance at court when required.

So what are we looking for?

You must have a 2:1 Law degree or other 2:1 degree plus Common Professional Examination / Graduate Diploma in Law and completed the Legal Practice Course. We also welcome applications from students graduating this year. You must also have excellent interpersonal skills, creative problem solving skills and the ability to plan your workload and meet deadlines.

In return, we can offer great opportunities for training and development and we will give you all the support we can to build a great career with our organisation. There is also a superb benefits package including flexible working options and purpose built brand new office accommodation, as well as a generous leave entitlement, discount scheme, pension scheme and free car parking.

Please take a look at our employee benefits page for more information: www.suffolkjobsdirect.org/eastsuffolkcouncils

Previous applicants need not re-apply.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Christopher Bing, Legal Services Manager on (01394) 444408.

Please read the job description and person specification before applying for this job.

Interview date: w/c 7 May 2018.

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