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Litigation Officer

Service Care Legal are recruiting on behalf of a London Borough Council who are seeking a Litigation Officer to join their team on a contract basis.

Please find below further details about the position and the person specification.

ROLE: Litigation Officer
LOCATION: South London
RATE: £130 to £150 per day
CONTRACT: 3 months ongoing

The Role

  • To manage the day-to-day handling of the income recovery process, including court action, for service charge debt

  • Drafting a variety of instructions to counsel, seeking and providing legal advice relating to, amongst other things, the Building Safety Act (2022)

  • Implementation with service charge recovery, breaches of lease and compliance with service charge legislation

  • Responsibility for communicating with homeowners and the Courts for cases in their portfolio, that evidence and documentation is accurate and complete

The Person

  • Excellent knowledge of both statutory and relevant case law on service charges

  • To represent the council in court and at the First Tier Tribunal when required

  • Detailed knowledge of the pertinent Landlord and tenants Acts, Housing Acts, local Government, Finance and Data Protection acts

  • Previous local authority experience would be considered essential for this position

If this sounds like an opportunity of interest, please feel free to reach out to Lloyd Stanley on 01772 208969, or email

We also welcome referrals for this position, where a successful recommendation would be worth £250.