26/02/2018

Jod ads – Central London, Birmingham, Norwich

Hodge Jones & Allen LLP

 A Leading Firm of Solicitors Based in Euston, London NW1

Housing Solicitor

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a solicitor (2 – 4 years PQE) to join our award winning, dedicated and dynamic social housing team.  To be successful in this role it is essential that you have good experience and working knowledge of social housing law.

You will be expected to be competent in litigation with excellent client care skills.  In addition, you will have excellent communication and written skills, be a good team player, be able to manage a varied caseload and work well under pressure.

Ideally the successful candidate is likely to have previous experience and good knowledge of legal aid funding in the context of social housing law. Experience with property litigation would be desirable.

The firm offers a competitive salary & benefits, as well as excellent career prospects, broad training, first-class IT facilities and comprehensive administrative support.

Please apply by sending a covering letter and CV to Jessica Morgan at the following email address jmorgan@hja.net

 

Property Litigation Solicitor – minimum 2 years PQE

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a solicitor with minimum 2 years PQE to join our growing property litigation team.  To be successful in this role it is essential that you have good experience of property litigation.

You will be expected to be competent in litigation with excellent client care skills.  In addition, you will have excellent communication and written skills, be a good team player and be able to work well under pressure.

The successful candidate will ideally have previous experience and demonstrate good knowledge of a broad range of property dispute work, including leasehold disputes, easements and restrictive covenants, possession claims, boundary disputes, party walls and planning; as well as familiarity with a range of funding mechanisms including private, CFA, and deferred payment arrangements.

The firm offers a competitive salary & benefits, as well as excellent career prospects, broad training, first-class IT facilities and comprehensive administrative support.

Please apply by sending a covering letter and CV, current salary details to Jessica Morgan at the following email address jmorgan@hja.net


 

Shelter

Paralegal – Entry Level

£18,992 – £19,964 per annum plus excellent benefits

Birmingham 

Closing date: 11 March 2018 at 11.30 pm

We’re looking for a well-organised individual with a keen interest in law, and possibly some relevant legal experience, to join us as a Paralegal and help us provide a specialist casework service in housing law.

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.

Our Birmingham service is a dynamic city centre hub offering holistic integrated advice and support to a diverse range of clients. We also have a Legal Services team which is made up of solicitors, paralegals and Administrators. Join us, and you could soon be helping us to offer a full service to our clients.

About the Role
An excellent opportunity to broaden your experience, you’ll help our solicitors to maintain an active caseload that enables homeless people, those with housing problems or issues relating to community care to enforce their existing rights. This will include litigation in test and lead cases and taking cases to judicial review. We’ll also rely on you to take instructions from, and give advice to, clients, take statements from witnesses and attend court with counsel when such work is delegated to you by a solicitor. Drafting letters, statements, representations and other documents, liaising with, instructing and negotiating with third parties, including opponents, experts and counsel and carrying out other fee earning tasks as required – all are aspects of this challenging part-time role.

About you

Experience of providing housing advice or litigation would be useful, as would some exposure to working under legal aid contracts. More important, however, is your intellectual aptitude and ability to reason critically. Committed to achieving results, but at the same time, respectful of others opinions, you have lots of initiative and work well as part of a team. What’s more, you respond quickly and positively to change and are happy to challenge the status quo where appropriate. Good IT skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel are also required.

Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.

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


 

Shelter

Paralegal

£21,015 – £22,066 per annum plus excellent benefits

Norwich

Closing date: 18 March 2018 at 11.30 pm

We’re looking for a client-focused individual, ideally with experience of providing housing advice or litigation, to join us as a Paralegal and deliver a specialist casework service in housing law for our clients.

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.

Our Eastern Counties advice service is made up of two busy advice centres that offer a range of housing advice interventions including a large Legal Aid Agency Housing Advice contract. One is in Colchester and covers the Essex and South Suffolk area, the other in Norwich covering Norfolk and North Suffolk. It is at the latter location that we are looking to recruit for this challenging role.

About the Role
A great chance to help us ensure we provide our clients with a full service, you’ll carry an active caseload and assist the solicitor to maintain their own active litigation caseload. This will enable homeless people, as well as those with housing and related problems, to enforce their existing rights.  As well as getting involved in litigation in test and lead cases and taking cases to judicial review, we’ll rely on you to apply for funding too. Taking instructions and witness statements, drafting letters, making applications, providing court representation – you’ll do all of this. And when it comes to making sure time recording and income targets are met, again we’ll count on you to deliver.

About you

Some relevant experience, possibly including working under legal aid contracts, would be an advantage. You’ll definitely need an intellectual aptitude and excellent critical reasoning skills, not to mention the ability to provide a good standard of professional service and client care. Proactive, results-driven and commercially aware, you enjoy collaborating as part of a team, respond quickly and positively to change and are not afraid to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas when appropriate. What’s more, you’re a great listener – someone who, having taken the facts into account, is able to communicate their thoughts clearly both in writing and face-to-face. Proficiency using case management systems and Microsoft Office applications is also essential, with good typing skills preferred.

Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.

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

Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.

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

 

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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