Assistant Solicitor – Property and Development

Job Title: Assistant Solicitor – Property and Development

Contract: Permanent

Salary:  £43,857  – £48,797 per annum

Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 10-05-2021


Liverpool has become the most exciting and rapidly evolving place to live and work in the North-West. This is reflected in the Council’s City Solicitor’s Office, which deals with a significant quantity of challenging and stimulating legal work.

Exciting opportunities have arisen within Legal Services (part of the City Solicitor’s Office) for 2 experienced Property Lawyers.

This is an opportunity to work in an exciting and forward thinking local authority as part of a dynamic and multi-disciplinary legal department during the implementation of change and improvement plans following the recent Best Value report on the Council. The work will be fast paced and highly varied in nature.

These posts present an attractive and challenging opportunity for  highly motivated lawyers to bring their experience and enthusiasm to the team and to build on their experience.

We offer a generous annual leave entitlement, local government pension scheme, flexible working arrangements and a work environment which gives you the opportunity to use and develop your skills within a forward-thinking service.

The successful applicants will undertake a wide range of property legal work to include sales, purchases, landlord and tenant, and development work within a local authority context. You will be familiar with Best Value and UK Subsidy Control requirements in a property environment. Experience of property litigation to include disputed renewals and repairs issues, or of leasehold enfranchisement, is of particular interest.  .  With a confident, can-do attitude, you will be comfortable working either in a team or on your own, and in  providing risk-sensitive advice to officers at all levels of the authority and to elected Members on matters of topical concern including disposal strategy, funding, and the protection of the Council’s interests.

A Solicitor, Barrister, or FCILEx, you will have excellent organisational, drafting, legal research and communication skills, be competent in using standard Microsoft Office applications, and be able to prioritise your work in a dynamic environment. You need to be flexible and innovative in your approach, helping us to the Mayor’s and Council’s challenging aims and priorities for the City and its residents. Experience of working in local government is desirable but not essential.

If you wish to find out more information about the role please contact Gary Wormald, principal Solicitor on 0151 233 0473/


If you wish to learn more about this role, including how to apply, please click this link