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A trio of Job Ads.

Platt Halpern. Manchester

Housing lawyer (solicitor or paralegal) with experience of all aspects of legal aid housing litigation required by well established Manchester firm. Salary dependant on experience.

Applications (CV and covering letter) to be sent to Graham Wright at by 4pm, Friday 6th September 2013.


Community Law Partnership. Birmingham

An opportunity to join our exciting team. We have a vacancy for a Solicitor/Caseworker to join our Housing Team, in our central Birmingham office.

Please download an application pack from our website

Closing Date 30 September 2013


Iris Law Manchester/Sheffield

Iris Law are looking for an LSC/LAA housing supervisor based between our Sheffield and Manchester offices. This is a full-time post and you must be able to work between both locations. It is essential that you have your own transport. The firm is willing to consider applications from solicitors or experienced case workers.

You must have previous experience in legal aid work as well as representation at court and meet the criteria of the LSC/LAA Housing Supervisor standards.

You must have proven experience in this area of law including but not limited to:

  • Possession proceedings, involving private and public landlords, including arrears; security of tenure; antisocial behaviour; succession; trespass; and mortgage possession;
  • Urgent applications to set aside, suspend and/or postpone possession orders and warrants for possession;
  • Homelessness, including advice and representation in reviews and appeals, as well as urgent applications for judicial review;
  • Disrepair, including housing standards; damages claims; injunctions to enforce housing standards/repair and Environmental Protection Act 1990 prosecutions;
  • Injunctions to restrain harassment/unlawful eviction from landlords and to enforce tenancy rights; 
  • Unlawful eviction, including applications to reinstate tenants unlawfully displaced and claims for damages;
  • Housing allocation, including representation in relation to challenges to council housing allocation schemes;
  •  Advice and representation to Tenants Associations and management Committees
Salary negotiable dependant on experience.
To apply please submit your CV and covering letter by email to
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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