Trainee Solicitor (Temporary)

21,224 - 23,897

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North Lanarkshire Council is the 4th largest authority in Scotland and we are used to delivering a highly responsive service to our communities.

We are looking for a confident and positive Trainee Solicitor to join the Legal Services Team based within Civic Centre, Motherwell. You will be offered a balanced, challenging and well supported professional traineeship and will be supported to provide legal advice, assistance and advocacy as required across the range of work carried out by the service on behalf of the council.

You should have a degree in Scots Law and hold a valid Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (PEAT 1). We welcome applications from final year students who are due to graduate in 2018 and will hold these qualifications by the start of the traineeship which is expected to be August/September 2018.

Although previous legal work experience is not essential, you should be able to demonstrate good general legal knowledge and have the ability to address and resolve complex legal problems. You must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and have the ability to produce well structured written documentation. Good client handling skills and excellent attention to detail are essential, as is the ability to carry out research and information gathering exercises.

This post is temporary for two years.

If you would like to more information on this post please contact Archie Aitken, Head of Business Solutions for Legal and Democratic Services on 01698 302295.

This post is apply on-line only.

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Reference No: NLA02894

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