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Anthony Gold Solicitors

PARALEGAL – Housing & Public Law

Based at our Walworth Road office, London SE17

12 month fixed term contract

Anthony Gold is looking for a Paralegal to join its housing & public law team.

The team and individuals are highly rated in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.  The role involves assisting a partner with conduct of housing litigation (civil and criminal) cases funded under Legal Aid and CFA.  The role also includes some administration duties.

Applicants need a law degree or GDL and should have excellent legal and inter- personal skills, together with an interest in housing/landlord and tenant law.

LPC and paralegal experience in … Read the full post

Job Ads

Well, one job ad and a couple of self employment opportunities (our first chambers ad, I think).


South West London Law Centre

Head of Legal Practice (Full time)

Up to £39,975 p.a. including Inner London – NJC Scale 43 CEO
Permanent position
Wandsworth, but will in the future move to East Croydon

SWLLC’s Head of Legal Practice position was created in 2013 to oversee the work and practice of 20 caseworkers and line manage our department team leaders. This post is heavily management biased, split approximately 50% management and 50% casework, and requires strong, effective supportive leadership and communication skills. You will need extensive knowledge of all aspects of

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Odds and Sods

A few bits and pieces, none of which are worth their own post, including a couple of updates on old ‘friends’.

First, as you have probably noticed, the blog has had a redesign (yes, another one). There are a couple of reasons for this: partly for a more contemporary, cleaner look, which should hopefully be more pleasant to read; and partly to make the site ‘responsive’, so that it deals with a wide variety of screen sizes. Rather than a separate version for mobiles, the same site is used, with a shortened menu bar. The sidebar and footer elements are below the main text on the mobile screen size.

Other … Read the full post

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Brixton Advice Centre

Who We Are:

Brixton Advice Centre provides free, independent legal advice in debt and housing matters to the residents of Lambeth and the surrounding boroughs. Particularly we deal with people facing unmanageable debt, eviction, homelessness, possession proceedings or serious disrepair. We also provide generalist, one-off advice and support in welfare benefits, debt and family issues.

We are partly-funded by the Local Authority and various other charitable projects and we have a Legal Aid contract and Specialist Quality Mark for housing matters. We also have outreach projects at Brixton Prison and at Brixton and Vauxhall Foodbanks.

We are open to the public Monday-Thursday 10am – 4pm and offer … Read the full post

My Left Shin

In years to come, we may all wonder what all the fuss was about, but Tuesday’s judgement in R (Public Law Project) v the Secretary of State for Justice  has provided some relief and not a little amusement to legal aid practitioners girding themselves for yet another grim landmark in the legal aid story: the residence test.

The test, to recap, is intended to exclude from a number of publicly funded services (including housing) those individuals who are not lawfully resident in the UK, Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or a British Overseas Territory and have not at any time been lawfully resident for a period of 12 consecutive … Read the full post

Mitchell-Game, Set and Match?

The eagerly awaited Court of Appeal judgement in Denton & others v TH White Ltd & others was handed down on Friday. Dyson LJ provides a careful methodology on the approach to applications for relief from sanctions under CPR 3.9, with the aim to set to rights the fall-out from the landmark decision of Mitchell v News Group Newspapers Ltd (our note here).

There is now a 3 stage process for such applications. The first question to be asked is whether the breach of the rule, practice direction or court order leading to the sanction was ‘serious or significant.’ This replaces the ‘trivial’ criterion at para.40 of Mitchell, the … Read the full post

Job Ads

Brent Community Law Centre

1) Housing Solicitor

Fixed Term 2 year contract
Full-time (The Law Centre will however attempt to accommodate part time/job share candidates)
Salary: £32,606 per annum
30 days annual leave + 3 over Xmas/NY + Bank Holidays
Pension scheme

Brent Community Law Centre provides quality legal advice and representation in housing law, and a generalist telephone legal advice line. We have a small but effective Housing team with a varied caseload.

We are seeking to appoint a Housing Solicitor on a 2 year contract, to carry out a range of housing law advice and representation, including public law challenges. The position may result in a permanent post, … Read the full post

Ebooks! (Maybe)

I’ve been playing around with the idea of turning some of the NL archive into ebooks, so that they are available offline. In fact I’ve been playing around with ways of doing this.

Unfortunately, after considerable installing and uninstalling, tweaking and cursing, it turns out that there is no simple but effective solution to doing this, or if it did work in the way I wanted, it resulted in some very ugly output. The closest solution I have found is still far from perfect in that the supposed choice of fonts for PDFs doesn’t work and so far it won’t add the author and publication date to each post.

So, … Read the full post