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Headquarters Glenurquhart Road Inverness, IV3 5NX
£51,961 - £56,856 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Description

Post Title: Principal Solicitor - Litigation and Advice
Location: Inverness
Hours: 35 hours per week
Duration: Permanent
Salary: £51,961 - £56,856 p.a.

Salary placing will normally be at the first point of the scale.

Contact Person: James Noone E-mail:

Job Purpose: To be responsible for assisting the Legal Manager in the provision, delivery and management of the Council’s in-house litigation and advice legal service involving the securing of high-quality services in line with the Council’s corporate priorities and in support of effective service delivery. To assist in the management of the team engaged in the delivery of litigation and advice services across the Highland Council area. To undertake complex cases over a variety of areas which the Council is responsible for.

Please APPLY ONLINE. If you are unable to apply online and you wish to request an offline application pack, please contact Business Support, T: 01955 608279 (24 hour voicemail) quoting the post reference number above.

Please find the Job Description below.

The Highland Council understands that diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, and being fair and inclusive. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, representative of the communities we serve and particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be under-represented in our workforce.

As a disability confident employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria requirements for the post.

Shortlisted applicants will normally be contacted by email, unless otherwise stated. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.


Scottish LLB law degree or equivalent Scottish qualification.

Diploma in Legal Practice.

Current Practising Certificate from the Law Society of Scotland.

5+ PQE.

Comprehensive litigation & advocacy experience in the Scottish Courts.

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