Managing Solicitor – Hackney
Region South and Eastern Counties
Closing date: 9th December 2013 at midnight
We’re looking for a talented Managing Solicitor who will successfully lead two of our London teams in providing a viable, high quality legal service to homeless people and other people in housing need.
If you have substantial post qualification experience of legal aid and housing litigation, consider a move to Shelter – one of the UK’s leading housing charities. You’ll be part of our wider London and national Legal Services and play a major role in the strategic direction of our legal services nationally.
Benefits include 30 … Read the full post
This is a brief note on an important Court of Appeal judgement. Mitchell v News Group Newspapers Ltd is actually a defamation case but it is an essential point of reference for anybody involved in civil litigation.
The case concerns the scope of the new CPR 3.9(1), which concerns applications for relief from court sanctions, and which replaced the old checklist from 1/4/13:
“On an application for relief from any sanction imposed for a failure to comply with any rule, practice direction or court order, the court will consider all the circumstances of the case, so as to enable it to deal justly with the application, including the need—
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Community Law Partnership
An opportunity to join our exciting team
We have a vacancy for a Trainee Solicitor in our central Birmingham office.
For more information and to download an application pack visit our website
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We have been blogging lately about costs in settled JRs and S.204 appeals (see here and here) and we can now report that the Admin Court Office has published guidance on costs following settlement of JR claims, which can be found in this link. The guidance applies to all consent orders submitted to the Admin Court after 20/11/13. Below is a summary of the main points within the new guidance:
- before asking the Court to settle any disputed costs issue, the parties will be expected to have exhausted all reasonable means of negotiation/mediation and they will be expected to understand and to explain to the Court how their
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Greenwich Housing Rights – Housing Solicitor
Greenwich Housing Rights seeks a 3+ years PQE Housing Solicitor to join our specialist casework team. Working alongside our Supervising Housing Solicitor and team of caseworkers, you’ll take a leading role in developing our legal aid and duty representation services.
Experience of running a busy publicly-funded caseload and of casework supervision is essential. Experience of community care and public law will be an advantage.
Salary: £32,000 p.a. + 5% pension contribution
Closing date for applications: 12.00 pm, Friday, 6 December 2013.
Interviews: Week commencing 16 December 2013.
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8854 8848 to request an application pack. If you … Read the full post
To return to a theme discussed here, ‘guest post’ search engine optimisation is, at best, a dubious, not to say scummy, way to go about things. I get 4 or 5 ‘guest post’ proposals a day, but today brought a classic of the genre.
To: Nearly Legal
Guest Post Request
Hi, My name is Joseph Cohen. I am a legal advisor and accident claims lawyer in a UK based Personal Injury Attorney. I saw that you have published guest posts from different authors in your blog. I also want to contribute in your blog in posting articles related to accident claims. I can write above 500 words based
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Knox Ellis Solicitors are a niche housing firm based in Manchester who undertake work for social landlords.
We require a Solicitor, preferably 1-3 years PQE, to enable our plans for expansion. We are looking for an individual who is committed to social housing, hard-working and keen to develop their career. A desire to undertake advocacy is an advantage. Please send covering letter (including salary expectations) and CV to Sarah Ellis – email@example.com by 4pm Monday 18th November 2013.… Read the full post