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Principal Legal Officer

Posted 04/01/2024

£52578 - £53000 per annum + Excellent AL allowance



Public Sector

Job Description

MCS are delighted to be partnering with a well known Public Sector organisation based in Belfast City Centre in their search for a Principal Legal Officer initially on a temporary basis. This role is offering an excellent opportunity to gain specialist legal experience.

The Role:

You will be required to provide high quality legal services to cover a full range of duties with a particular emphasis on:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Inquests

You will have full responsibility for managing a caseload and exercising sound judgment to identify options leading to quality outcomes. This includes making informed decisions on the overall approach in each case, advising clients regarding liability and the consequences of their cases in the wider strategic context and negotiating with claimants' solicitors and Counsel where settlement is appropriate.

The Person:

Be a qualified solicitor or barrister and with not less than 2 years PQE and able to practice in NI.

Have professional experience of representing and advising clients in civil litigation, ideally with experience in inquests.

The Benefits:

  • £52,578 per annum
  • 37 days annual leave per annum
  • Excellent opportunity for growth and new experience
  • Fantastic team environment

To speak in absolute confidence about this opportunity please send an up to date CV via the link provided or contact Adam Stinson on 02896935504 or on email at

If you have a disability which means you require assistance at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact us directly to discuss. MCS Group is committed to providing equality of opportunity to all.

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