Legal Assistant



Closing Date:

02 Jun 2024

Job description

Contract terms

Starting salary: SC6 (£32,925 – £33,957)
Work Location:
 Alexandra House, 10 Station Road, N22 7TY (Hybrid working)

Hours per week: 36 per week
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday, 26th May 2024 at 23:59

About Haringey

Haringey is a fantastic place to live and work – the world in one borough. A place brimming with creativity, personality, radicalism, and community. It is a place where we stand up for each other. A place that is proudly distinctive. We’ll be celebrating all this and more as the “rebel borough” when we are the 2027 London Borough of Culture.

Our history champions change-makers and everyday rebels; revelling in our differences, battling discrimination, championing equality, and doing things our own way. Haringey’s people are a huge asset, with knowledge, expertise, and passion. Our staff members embody our organisational values: Caring, Creative, Courageous, Collaborative and Community-focused. These values keep us looking forward, ambitious for the future, and continuously striving to do our very best for all of our residents.

About the role

This is a great opportunity to work as a Legal Assistant in a busy in-house legal team. The role entails working closely with our Social Care Lawyers. You will undertake work on a wide range of challenging and interesting cases. Your day to day work will include assisting fee earners with routine correspondence, administrative tasks, court bundling, contacting expert witnesses, disclosure, attending Court, and progressing your own caseload of section 7 and 37 matters.

About the team

This is an exciting time to join our excellent and friendly Lexcel accredited in-house legal team, which is delivering an efficient and high-quality legal service that enables the council to deliver its corporate priorities. 

About you

We are looking for confident, motivated, resilient people with strong communication and influencing skills. You will be able to work on your own initiative, objectively, calmly and efficiently under pressure in order to deal with priorities and manage time. You must also be able to develop and maintain good relationships with clients and key stakeholders.

Working for Haringey

At Haringey Council we are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included, and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce so welcome applications from all ethnicities and communities so that we continue to make a difference to our residents and community.  Our benefits package includes a leave entitlement of 31 days + bank holidays, potential hybrid working opportunities, health and wellbeing support, a generous local government pension scheme and a range of discount schemes across leisure and culture that provide both financial and money-saving discounts.


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