Job ads – Sheffield, Slough, W London, Watford

Shelter

Solicitor
£28,756-£34,639 pa (depending on experience) plus excellent benefits
Fixed term until September 2018
Sheffield

Closing date: 15 May 2017 (at midnight)

We’re looking for an accomplished housing Solicitor or equivalent to deliver a specialist legal casework service in housing law, to represent homeless people or people in housing need.

If you want to experience housing litigation at the cutting edge including stopping evictions, dealing with disrepair and illegal eviction and challenging public authorities to deliver their duties to the homeless, consider a move to Shelter. We provide the ideal environment in which to develop the expertise to deliver a specialist legal casework service in housing law.

Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave (pro rata), the possibility of flexible working and significant opportunities for learning and development.

Your key responsibilities:
• Provide a specialist legal casework service in housing law
• Maintain an active caseload which involves litigation to enable those who are in housing need, including those who are homeless, to enforce their legal rights and challenge the limits of the law
• Provide technical supervision and line management to others
• Provide consultancy work as required
• Ensure funding is maximised on each case
• Ensure all work meets the contractual requirements of the Legal Aid Agency and any other funder
• Support the development of Shelter’s policy and legislative responses and provide training to staff on housing law and court procedure.

And what we would like:
• Experience of housing litigation including representation in court on behalf of homeless people or people in housing need
• Sound knowledge of legal aid work, including legal representation and legal help
• 2013 SQM supervisor standard in housing
• Substantial experience of handling a wide range of housing cases (public and private sector)
• A proactive, creative and innovative approach and the ability to lead change and improve performance
• A real client focus, excellent relationship building, networking and influencing skills, lots of integrity and a genuine respect for other people’s opinions.

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

Shelter is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of clients, in particular children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

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 through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.

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

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.


Shelter

Paralegal
£21,622- £22,647 pa, plus excellent benefits
Slough

Closing date: 15 May 2017 (at 11.30 pm)

We’re looking for a results-driven, commercially aware individual to join our efficient legal team in Slough as a Paralegal. While direct experience of housing advice or litigation would be ideal, we are more interested in your intellectual aptitude and ability to solve problems.

Shelter Legal Services provides 30 advice services throughout England, offering free, impartial advice on a range of housing issues. You will be working with housing solicitors, conducting advice work under their supervision and carrying out delegated litigation work.

Benefits include 30 days annual leave, the possibility of flexible working and significant opportunities for learning and development.

Your key responsibilities:
• Providing a specialist paralegal casework service in housing law, in a busy advice centre, that delivers a good standard of professional service and client care
• Working closely with one of our expert housing solicitors, conducting advice work and delegated litigation work that enables homeless people and those with housing problems to enforce their existing rights
• Representing clients under the court duty scheme approximately once a fortnight and working on legal aid cases under supervision of a solicitor
• Taking instructions and statements, drafting correspondence, liaising with third parties, attending court and completing all documentation required for funding applications.

And what you’ll need:
• A belief in working collaboratively and the intellectual aptitude to reason critically
• A proven ability to get to the root of clients’ needs and meet and exceed their expectations
• A results-driven and commercially aware approach, plus a flair for coming up with new ideas and approaches
• Knowledge of MS Office, including Word and Excel.

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

Shelter is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of clients, in particular children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

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 through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.

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

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them


Russell-Cooke  – Property Litigation Solicitor

We are seeking a highly motivated and professional 4-6 PQE Lawyer to join our Property, Housing & Litigation team in Putney. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate experience of a wide range of property litigation work and housing/landlord and tenant work. This is a full time post but we may consider experienced applicants who wish to work shorter hours – 4 days per week or equivalent.

Having an understanding of the firm’s values and culture, you will be keen to raise the profile of the team. You will represent our clients to the highest standard and be eager to broaden your range of expertise and skills.

We are seeking a Property Lawyer to join our team who:

  • is willing to play a key role in the Property, Housing & Litigation team both internally and externally, particularly in relation to marketing and assisting with supervision.
  • has experience in a wide range of property litigation and housing work including, but not limited to, breach of covenant, service charge disputes, residential and commercial forfeiture claims, residential block management, right to manage claims, boundary, right of way and right of light disputes, commercial dilapidations claims and residential disrepair claims.
  • has the ability to manage assigned tasks in an assertive, efficient and timely manner.

We offer a competitive salary package and a supportive working environment.

For more information about the role and to apply, please visit our website: https://recruitment.russell-cooke.co.uk/VacancyDetails.aspx?FromSearch=True&MenuID=&VacancyID=119


ARKrights Solicitors based in Watford and West London are seeking a self motivated, dynamic 2 year plus PQE housing solicitor.

The candidate is expected to have strong academics, and prior relevant housing law experience from a recognised housing law practice.

The candidate is preferred to have experience of advocacy and show excellence in LAA contract compliance. Preferred but not essential is any experience of personal injury / employment law.

ARKrights is a niche litigation practice and has been involved in recent years in many of the most high profile Supreme Court and Court of Appeal housing law cases ( Holley, Watts, Sims, Nicholas, Coombes).

ARKrights is an equal opportunities employer and offers a competitive salary. In addition benefits include firm wide pension and critical illness cover.

Candidates are asked to apply by email attaching cover letter and cv to Krishna.Gill@arkrights.com, by no later than 19.05.17.

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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