Legal Assistant

Cornwall Council
Law & Legal Services
Truro, Cornwall
Salary Details
£20,727 - £24,964 per annum
Hours of work
Job Type
Closing Date
The role holder will be required to assist the current legal officers and senior legal officers and also undertake a personal caseload of straight forward legal matters (public and private law) within the Children's Social Care.

Job Description

You will have a degree or Institute of Legal Executive qualification or other relevant legal qualification or experience.
You should have an up to date knowledge of local government legislative framework and administrative law. 

You must have a high level of negotiation, influencing and mediation skills. 

Practical experience of democratic decision making processes and an ability to evaluate complex information and apply knowledge to the law to create solutions to complex and strategic problems is required. 

The successful candidate should be able to deal with straight forward legal work and have an understanding of Social Care and Family law.

Cornwall Legal is a team of lawyers providing expert, high quality legal advice exclusively to public sector clients.  We advise in-house clients, as a service of Cornwall Council. We also act for a number of external clients across the South West, including the Councils wholly owned companies, a fire and rescue authority, in excess of 150 schools and academies and other local authorities.
Our key sectors of expertise are Local Government, Education, Housing and Health. We have specialist lawyers with both public and private sector experience providing thorough, practical and commercially focused advice.

Company Description

Cornwall Council is one of Cornwall’s largest employers, with over 5,500 employees working directly for the Council. Cornwall Council delivers services to more than half a million residents and to over five million visitors a year and works with its extended family of businesses and with town and parish councils to provide services for local communities. Our employees work in a range of professions and job roles including health and social care; children & adult care services; customer services; digital media and communications; IT; Fire & Rescue; legal; finance; accounting; planning; and human resources…the opportunities are endless! In preparation for the Government’s reform of the apprenticeships system next year, we are recruiting apprentices into a range of apprenticeships across our services to help build a skilled and talented workforce for the future. Apply for an apprenticeship with us and you’ll be helping to make Cornwall a great place to live and work.

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