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Shelter

Managing Solicitor

£43,128 per annum plus excellent benefits
Hackney/Newham

Closing date: 23 November 2014 (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 days annual leave, the possibility of flexible working and significant opportunities for learning and development.

Your key responsibilities:

• Managing, supervising, supporting and developing a team of solicitors, advisers and support staff
• Providing a specialist legal casework service in housing law, including litigation and consultancy
• Making sure we deliver high quality legal work and maximise income generation
• Liaising with colleagues across Shelter to guarantee the effective delivery of our services.

And what you’ll need:

• Substantial experience of handling a wide range of housing cases, both public and private sector
• In-depth knowledge of issues like homelessness, security of tenure and possessions proceedings
• A sound understanding of Legal Aid work and LSC supervisor status in housing
• Experience of staff management, as well as good communication and problem solving skills.

For further information about the role, the benefits of working for Shelter and to apply please visit our website.

At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness – and we campaign to prevent it in the first place.

We’re here so no-one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

No agencies please.

Application via this link.

About Giles Peaker

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, and still is Nearly Legal on Google +.
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