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3 weeks ago

Local Authority Solicitor/Team Leader

Position type: Permanent

Location: Lancashire

Sector: Civil litigation

Salary: £55,000 - £60,000

Skills: local authority

Experience: 5 - 6 years of experience required

Job Type: Full Time

Position Description

A modern law firm in Wigan is seeking a Senior Solicitor/Team Leader in the Local Authority Recoveries team. This role involves representing 85 councils across England & Wales, specialising in the collection of business rates and council tax, and providing expert advice on challenging cases.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage a team of Solicitors and Paralegals, providing guidance, support, and motivation.
  • Handle your own caseload while ensuring the team meets monthly and quarterly targets.
  • Build and maintain lasting relationships with Local Authority clients, offering expert advice and ensuring client satisfaction.
  • Prioritise maintaining the firm's excellent reputation for consistent recovery results and outstanding client care.
  • Contribute to the career development of the team members and foster a positive and engaging work environment.


  • 5+ PQE Solicitor with experience in Local Authority Recoveries, business rates, and council tax matters.
  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to motivate and engage a team.
  • Experience in managing relationships with Local Authority clients and providing expert advice.


  • Flexible Working: Enjoy the flexibility of a modern workplace with options for flexible working arrangements.
  • Competitive Salary
  • Wellbeing Programme: Access the Workplace Wellbeing programme to support your health and work-life balance.
  • Career Pathway: Benefit from a clear career pathway and opportunities for professional growth within the firm.
  • Free Parking

If you are an experienced Solicitor seeking a leadership role as a Local Authority Recoveries Solicitor/Team Leader, with a commitment to outstanding client care and team motivation, apply now!

To apply, please submit your details via the contact page, or contact Justine Stevens on LinkedIn

Job Benefits

The firm offers a competitive salary, flexible working, career progression, free parking and benefits.

Job Requirements

5+ PQE Solicitor with experience in Local Authority Recoveries, business rates, and council tax matters.

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