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25/10/2016

Job Ad – North West

Stephensons Solicitors

Solicitor – Housing

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Housing Solicitor to join our successful Housing team based at our St Helens office.  The role will require you advise and assist clients with legal problems relating to Housing Law.

Stephensons is one of the leading housing solicitors in the country.  We have represented clients in ground-breaking cases and currently have a number of matters before the Court of Appeal.  We are the third largest supplier of legal aid in the country and we have a strong commitment to legal aid.  That commitment means that we are dedicated to helping some of society’s most disadvantaged members and using the law to make a difference to their lives.  However, we also take a business-like approach to the law and we make legal aid profitable.  Our legal aid solicitors are well rewarded and well respected.

We are a friendly team where everyone works together in a spirit of mutual co-operation.  We have an open door policy with management and everyone is supported to achieve the best that they can. We provide training, not only in legal skills but also business skills.

We encourage flexible working arrangements and are committed to supporting those with caring obligations who want to combine those obligations with a first class professional career.

There are ample opportunities for those looking for career development in a forward thinking, innovative and award winning firm.

We have examples of people joining us as unqualified junior staff and progressing to become senior solicitors. Our Managing Partner joined the firm as a trainee solicitor and now helps to run the business which has a turnover of £20 million and 470 staff.

We provide a broad spread of services which means that we can give a holistic solution to our clients.  Everyone in the firm becomes an expert in their area but can tap into the expertise of other people in other departments to help their clients.

We aim to make a positive difference in our client’s lives and provide a friendly working environment for our people.

About The Role

To succeed in this role, we are looking for a Solicitor at any level who has excellent advocacy  skills, experience of dealing with legal aid work and the knowledge of the civil procedure rules (CPR). Having the experience in a private practice with legal aid work would be an advantage.

This role offers a fantastic opportunity for career development in a very supportive, vibrant and successful housing team.

About the firm

Stephensons is an award winning, top 150 law firm with a strong commitment to the future growth and development of the business. With an ambitious mind set, yet approachable and down to earth attitude, Stephensons provides an exciting place for long term career development and progression. Whilst we do look for highly motivated and driven individuals, we also have a strong commitment to work life balance and flexibility.

What’s on offer?

  • Competitive Salary
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Holiday Sale & Purchase scheme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Corporate rate BUPA membership
  • Season ticket travel/parking permit loans
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Payroll Giving Scheme.
  • Social events.

If you are interested in apply for this vacancy please send your cv and cover letter to careers@stephensons.co.uk or visit our website www.stephensons.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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