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Principal Enforcement Lawyer

Type: Interim
Location: London East, London
Pay Details: £35.00 - £50.00 per hour
Sector: Public Sector/Not-for-Profit
Experience Level: Lawyer
Reference: ZA/026545

Our client, a local authority based in East London is seeking a Principal Prosecutions Lawyer for three months initially.

The role is to start asap and is to cover a period of permanent recruitment.

The successful candidate must have experience of the full range of enforcement matters and non- routine criminal proceedings that arise within the public sector such as benefit fraud, health & safety and food safety. Our client will be expecting the successful candidate to take over an existing caseload. You will also be required to manage a small team. Experience working in a management capacity is required for this role.

The Prosecutions Lawyer will be required to:

• have conduct of magistrate’s court cases including advocacy.

• Provide telephone and written advice to clients on general enforcement issues.

• Support casework in Legal Services where there is multi-disciplinary working.

• Demonstrate Advocacy experience in order to undertake prosecutions and deal with other appropriate applications.

The successful candidate must have experience in licensing matters and will act as legal advisor at evening Licensing Sub-committee meetings.

In order to be considered for the role, you will need current experience of work in the areas mentioned above.

You must be a Solicitor or Barrister with relevant PQE and hold a current Practising Certificate. Management experience is essential for this role.

In order to apply for the role, please send a copy of your updated CV to

Please note our advertisements use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.

At LAW Absolute we endeavour to respond to all applications within 48 hours. However due to the volume of applications we receive we may not be able to respond to every candidate individually.

If you have not heard from us within a 48 hour timeframe your application has not been successful and your details have not been retained. LAW Absolute acts as an employment business for temporary recruitment and as an employment agency for fixed term contract and permanent recruitment.

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