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Hopkin Murray Beskine
Family, housing and public law specialists

Vacancy – Paralegal/Trainee Solicitor

Hopkin Murray Beskine are looking for paralegals to assist in our busy housing, public
law and family teams. The appointments will be for a fixed term of one year, with a view
to a training contract commencing after a year if performance meets expectations.
We are a long established North London firm with clients from across London, who
come to us because of our expertise in family, housing and public law. We continue to
run a thriving legal aid practice in all our areas of work.

We are looking for candidates with an interest in and enthusiasm for public law and
housing work. We provide a collaborative workplace where you will be well supported
and supervised by experienced lawyers and have the opportunity to work on a variety
of different
cases: from high profile strategic litigation to complicated land law disputes;
from assisting with the County Court duty possession scheme to prosecuting landlords
in the Magistrates Court.

We are also looking for candidates with an interest in and enthusiasm for family law
work. You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of different cases: from
international child abduction in the High Court to domestic violence injunctions; from
Children Act cases involving contact and residence to privately funded financial remedy

You will be expected to work hard, be flexible, produce excellent written work and
establish relationships with a range of clients, from privately paying clients to vulnerable
homeless people. We expect applicants to have completed the Legal Practice Course.
Previous relevant experience is desirable but not essential.

We are also inviting applications for a paralegal post on a one year fixed term contract,
application for this post is open to applicants with relevant office experience and a law
degree or GDL, and will be considered separately.

Closing date: 7 November 2014

Please note that shortlisted applicants will be offered interviews in the week
commencing 24 November 2014

To apply to join our enthusiastic and successful team, download our application pack at

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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