Job ad – CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group

Legal Officer

£36,917 – £40,803 per annum

Child Poverty Action Group works on behalf of the one in four children in the UK growing up in poverty. It doesn’t have to be like this. We use our understanding of what causes poverty and the impact it has on children’s lives to campaign for policies that will prevent and solve poverty – for good.

We are looking for an ambitious and committed lawyer to lead our high profile test case work. We represent claimants in the Upper Tribunal, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and the Legal Officer is expected to run those cases, appoint and liaise with Counsel and oversee the associated legal aid applications in addition to ensuring the successful delivery of our public law legal aid contract.

The successful candidate will be a solicitor or barrister with at least three years’ post-qualification experience in public law and a commitment to human rights and social justice. Knowledge of social security law is also desirable, though not essential.

For further information about recent and current test cases, visit the test case section of our website – 

If you have any questions concerning the role, please contact the current legal officer, Carla Clarke, on Please do not call.

For more information, download the job pack. To apply, please send your application and monitoring form by email, to

Closing date for applications is 12pm on 12 June 2017.

Interviews will be held on 20 June 2017.

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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