Lawyer - Litigation & Employment - Devon County Council

Client: Devon County Council


Salary: £37,890 - £41,881 per annum (including an attractive relocation up to £3,000)

Closing date: Monday, 01 November 2021 00:00

Lawyer (specialising in Litigation & Employment)

Employer: Devon County Council

Team: Legal Services

Work Location: County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 4QD

Salary: £37,890 - £41,881 per annum (including an attractive relocation up to £3,000)

Job term: Permanent, full time


Devon County Council are looking for a lawyer with litigation and employment law experience to join the Legal team.    This is a chance to enjoy a truly varied range of cases for an organisation whose focus is to work with and for the local community.  It is often said but any two days are rarely the same.


In this unique role you will manage a varied civil litigation caseload covering such areas as SEN, education law advice to schools and highways matters as well as criminal litigation cases relating to Trading Standards. In addition, you will have the opportunity to provide advice on a range of Employment Law matters including disciplinary cases and addressing grievances, whistleblowing and Equality Act implications in staffing issues, TUPE and policy development as well as defending the Council in Employment Tribunal claims.   We are looking for somebody who has a good working knowledge of some of these areas of law and is willing to learn new areas of law to be able to provide fast paced legal advice on a range of legal topics.   You will also have the opportunity to conduct your own advocacy as required by your cases. 

What's in it for you? Aside from the fulfilling day-to-day job, you'll benefit from our pension scheme and Employee Assistance Programme. You'll be living and working one of the most beautiful parts of country with the option to work from home when suitable. There are development opportunities in this role and potential to increase your annual leave based on years of service.


To find out more about our legal services, working for the council and why relocate to Devon, please go to


We offer an attractive package of benefits, including:

  • 21 days' paid annual leave (rising incrementally to 28 days based on length of service), plus bank holidays and 3 additional days between Christmas and New Year
  • Access to the generous Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working opportunities including flexitime and homeworking
  • Access to Perks at Work and Devon Discounts schemes, offering a fantastic array of savings and discounts at local and high-street brands
  • Personal development opportunities


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This role requires a DBS disclosure.

This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice.

For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page.