Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • London


Join an exciting Legal Service

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

The Post

The Financial & Commercial Litigation team are looking for an experienced Lawyer specialising in debt recovery work for the Council. The person will have their own case load of work and will work under the supervision of the Principal Lawyer. The team has an excellent reputation for cutting edge work in adult social care fees and other interesting local authority debt related recovery.

The Person

We are looking for an experienced lawyer used to working in a busy office with strong organisational skills. The person should have extensive experience of Adult Social Care debt recovery with particular experience around Deferred Payment Agreements, third party top agreements and be able to provide high level advice around charging for care. The person will need to have experience of fast or multi-track claims and sound knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules.

The person will need to have experience of supervising and managing a team in the absence of the Principal Lawyer where appropriate prepare court documents and attend court on behalf of the less junior members of the team.

The person will need to have experience of providing complex legal advice to senior client officers around debt recovery and attend meetings such as the debt board.

The person will need to prepare debt recovery cases including issuing claims, drafting settlement agreements, witness statements, preparing briefs to counsel and applications to the Country Court and Court of Protection.