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General Litigation Lawyer

Location: CENTRAL LONDON, LONDON Salary: 22.00 - 25.38 GBP Per Hour
Sector: Legal Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: about 1 year ago Reference: 3141837
REED Legal have new opportunities for Advisory / General Litigation Lawyers with legal professional experience of Tax for roles within the public sector in Central London. The Division you will be working for is headed by the General Counsel and Solicitor, and includes approximately 150 lawyers who advise on legal issues arising from my client’s policy and operational work and conduct the Department’s litigation. Their legal work is high quality and covers a broad range of subjects. In addition to tax, their advice covers a range of general public law issues, including human rights, administrative law, European law, freedom of information and sometimes commercial law.

There are TWO positions for lawyers to carry out advisory work in the VAT, Customs and Excise team which is part of a business tax team. The team undertakes work that looks at the interpretation and application of tax legislation and guidance and gives advice to officers. Much of this advice is linked to litigation. The team also gives legal advice on the development of policy and draft Finance Bill legislation, including considering compatibility with the Human Rights Act and EU law. Both types of work entail working closely and building ongoing relationships with administrators, team members and other members of the department.

Your responsibilities:
• To manage broad range of varied case work activities complying with policies, standards, procedures and service level agreements
• Deal with complex and non-routine cases exercising appropriate levels of delegation and risk management
• Maintain accurate and comprehensible case files
• Co-ordinate all activities relating to the successful completion of the case including
• Ensure the timely handling of invoices during each case
• Comply with Litigation Group’s Quality policies
• Provide a legal service that addresses client needs from outset of each case through to case completion
• Provide a legal service that is proactive not reactive
• Manage all aspects of the client relationship for each allocated case
• Align the service provided with the client needs in a way that enhances the Agency’s reputation
• Build and maintain relationships with clients demonstrating an understanding of commercial, political and policy context including effective use of the relevant client care system
• Ensure each client is aware of the agreed extent of the service to be provided and cost implications
• Keep each client informed as the case progresses.

You need to have good self-awareness, a commitment to using feedback to learn and develop as a professional, good IT skills and good legal professional skills, including the following essential requirements:
• Reliable legal judgement and appreciation of legal risk
• Sound analysis of issues, using secure legal research
• Making evidence based decisions
• Managing a quality service for clients

If you are an intellectually capable, highly motivated lawyer with powerful oral and written communication skills and good interpersonal skills, then you are an ideal candidate for this role and may soon find yourself working in this integral team of lawyers.

Please be advised that public sector and tax law experience is desirable but not essential.

Apply now to be considered for shortlisting!

Alternatively, contact Reed Legal if you have any questions or to discuss your suitability for the role. Laura Meek, from our London office, will be available for a confidential discussion.
0207 220 4740

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