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14/12/2015

Job ad – North London

Hopkin Murray Beskine

Vacancy – Paralegal/Trainee Solicitor

Hopkin Murray Beskine are looking for a paralegal to assist in our busy housing, public law and/or family teams.

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 have a thriving legal aid practice in all our areas of work together with an increasing volume of privately funded cases. We are recommended by the Chambers UK Guide and Legal 500.

We are looking for candidates with an interest in and enthusiasm for public law and housing work and/or family law 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.

The work carried out by the family law team includes privately funded financial remedy proceedings, contact and residence disputes, care proceedings, and international child abduction in the High Court. Paralegals work in both our public law and private law teams and on legally aided and privately funded cases.

Paralegals in the family law team also play a key role in running our busy domestic violence injunction service. As well as working with a number of local and national referral agencies we provide a fortnightly drop in session at a local dedicated domestic violence service.

Paralegals in our housing and public law team have an important role in supporting solicitors in a varied and interesting range of work: from high profile strategic litigation to complicated land law disputes; from assisting with the County Court duty possession scheme to preparing cases for the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

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 a law degree or to have completed the CPE/GDL. Previous relevant experience is desirable but not essential.

The appointment will be for a fixed term of one year. For candidates who have completed the Legal Practice Course, this will be with a view to a training contract commencing after a year if performance meets expectations.

Closing date: Monday 4th January 2016

Please note that we expect to interview shortlisted applicants in the week commencing 18th January 2016.

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

www.hmbsolicitors.co.uk

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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