Principal Lawyer - Corporate Governance & Monitoring Officer

Posted 9 March by LGSS Law ltd

Located in Shefford (Bedfordshire), Northamptonshire or Huntingdon

(with travel between branch offices as required)

LGSS Law Ltd is an innovative social enterprise law firm providing legal services to the public and not for profit sector. We have grown significantly in recent years and in addition to our head office in Huntingdon, we have branch offices, in Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridge. We pride ourselves on giving high quality, comprehensive and affordable advice to our many clients, who include local authorities, health bodies, charities, schools and housing associations across the region.

Due to increasing demand amongst our key clients LGSS Law is looking to recruit at least one new solicitor or barrister to take a key role in the provision of advice on local authority governance and regulation and for the Principal Lawyer to be designated Monitoring Officer for one of our client authorities.

This is an excellent opportunity for an aspiring deputy monitoring officer or lawyer with experience of advising on related matters, to work with our existing governance team members to provide legal and governance advice across a number of large local authority clients. The work is varied and interesting recent projects include advising on establishment of a combined authority, and commercialisation projects such as a local authority housing development company set to develop 1600 houses over the next five years.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with initiative, a proactive approach to problem solving and a real commitment to the job. In return, we will enable you to work with friendly and supportive colleagues and develop your career in an excellent working environment. If the chance to play a part in this increasingly interesting but challenging area of law excites you, we want to hear from you.

For an informal discussion regarding the position please contact; Virginia Lloyd, Interim Head of Litigation, her contact details can be found on the LGSS Law website under Management Team.

Closing date for applications: Monday 9th April 2018

For a copy of the full Job Description and Person Specification, please visit LGSS Law's website.

PLEASE NOTE: we will only accept applications where a covering letter supporting a CV is submitted.

Application questions

Are you a qualified Solicitor or Barrister?
Do you have a minimum of 3 years PQE?
Do you have an understanding of local government operations?
Do you have an understanding of relevant legislation and case law?
Have you included a covering letter?

Reference: 34645875

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