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Tower Hamlets Law Centre

Strategic Litigation Development Officer

Tower Hamlets Law Centre (THLC) provides free advice and representation to people who face barriers in getting access to legal services.

This is a fixed term project of 8 months duration (28 hours a week) which will explore good/ bad practice in care and identify local authorities in London where there is evidence of systemic failings in the provision of Leaving Care Act duties to young refugees and asylum seekers between 18 and 21 years old. The Development Officer will conduct action research to support preparation of cases for strategic litigation.

The post holder will be based at Tower Hamlets Law Centre and will also work with members of Brighter Futures, a young refugee and asylum seekers self advocacy group based at Praxis in Bethnal Green.

For application please email via  The closing date for applications is Thursday 12th April 2012. Interviews are likely to be held in the week of 16th April 2012.

Tower Hamlets Law Centre aims to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

This post is funded through the Strategic Legal Fund.

The Strategic Legal Fund for Refugee Children and Young People is a partnership of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, Trust for London and MigrationWork CIC to fund interventions and pre-litigation legal research for cases involving children and young people seeking asylum or who are already refugees.

Closing date: Thursday 12th April, 2012

Salary: £30,000 pro rata (NJC point 34), £24,000 per annum.

Holiday entitlement: 30 days pro rata. For this post: 16 days.

Location: Tower Hamlets, London

Address: Tower Hamlets Law Centre, 214 Whitechapel Road, London E11BJ.


Giles Peaker is a solicitor and partner in the Housing and Public Law team at Anthony Gold Solicitors in South London. You can find him on Linkedin and on Twitter. Known as NL round these parts.


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