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Osbornes Law

Solicitor

Osbornes was established in Camden in 1973 and currently has 110 lawyers and staff. We have a reputation for excellence and a strong commitment to its clients.

Solicitor (2 to 5 PQE) required to work in a busy Housing Department for a firm in Camden Town, preferably with some experience in community care work in addition to housing. Legal aid supervisor status also required.

Apply with CV to Shilpa Mathuradas, Osbornes, Livery House, 7- 9 Pratt Street, London NW1 OAE email: sandrahillard@osbornes.net

Closing date: 6th April 2018

Paralegal

Osbornes was established in Camden in 1973 and currently has 110 lawyers and staff. We have a reputation for excellence and a strong commitment to its clients.

We require a paralegal with experience in Housing and Social Care to join the expanding Housing and Social Welfare Department. LPC or CPE advantageous but not essential. The successful candidate needs to have excellent communication and organisational skills combined with strong IT skills. Please apply with covering letter and CV to sandrahillard@osbornes.net

Closing date: 6th April 2018


Shelter

Professional Support Lawyer
£35,505.45 pa + £4,382 LW if based in London (pro rata, 22.5 hours per week) plus excellent benefits
London, Manchester, Sheffield or Blackburn

Closing date: 2nd April 2018 at 11.30pm

We’re looking for a qualified solicitor with significant experience of housing litigation to join us as a part-time Professional Support Lawyer and help us provide a professional support 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 legal team delivers the highest quality housing advice and litigation services from our network of over 20 offices around the country and have an enviable reputation for excellence in the provision of housing and community care law. As expert housing litigators, our professional support lawyers are responsible for maintaining our know-how, precedents and templates and knowledge management, including training and resources. They also work with, and support, our management team to provide the tools that enable our services to grow and develop and oversee the production of our specialist legal publications. It’s here that we need your housing litigation experience.

About the role
Working alongside one of our existing professional support lawyers, your specific work programme will be agreed in consultation with the other professional support lawyer, Principal Solicitor and National Legal Contracts Manager. You will also have the opportunity to provide legal support and consultancy to our policy and campaign functions, as well as your professional know-how and training to the legal team. Maintaining, updating and disseminating precedents, templates and materials, managing knowledge and research and facilitating casework – all are aspects of this challenging part-time role.

About you
Proven relevant post-qualification experience that includes litigation and representing in court on behalf of people who are homeless or in housing need is essential. This will likely have seen you handle a wide range of housing cases (public and private sector) on issues such as homelessness, security of tenure and possession proceedings. We’ll also be looking for a sound knowledge of legal aid work, including legal representation and help. A flair for training, development and knowledge management is important too, as is a results-driven, customer focused approach, a collaborative way of working and a willingness to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas.

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

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.

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

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

Deputy Legal Manager
Up to £42,500 pa + £4,382 LW
London

Closing date: 4th April 2018 at 11.59pm

We’re looking for a qualified housing solicitor with significant experience of senior management in a large-scale organisation to join us as a Deputy Legal Manager and help manage Shelter’s in-house legal team.

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 Legal Services have an enviable national reputation for excellence in the provision of housing and community care law. Solicitors are embedded within our HUBS around the country as part of an integrated offer to clients to ensure they have access to legal advice. We also have a central legal team that works at a national level, supporting our Campaigns, Communications and Policy, Fundraising and Training divisions. They operate alongside a Children’s legal service, which advises and represents children, young people and families, with an emphasis on test cases and campaigning to improve policy and practice.

About the role
Working as the Deputy to the National Legal Contracts Manager, we’ll rely on your expertise in terms of professional support, compliance and quality for Shelter legal services. Day-to-day, you’ll be responsible for supervising a team of Managing Solicitors and provide line management to our central legal and central admin teams as required. You’ll also work closely with relevant HUB Managers to ensure the delivery of high quality integrated legal services. What’s more, as a key member of Shelter’s Operations team, you’ll help us develop innovative legal services and further our overarching strategic aims, while working collaboratively to deliver client focused services.

About you
A highly skilled legal manager with proven experience of managing legal services, staff and contract requirements, people and change management and financial planning/budgetary management all come naturally to you. You also have a track record in strategic litigation, innovative casework and practice management. Substantial exposure to managing legal aid contracts, compliance and SRA regulatory outcomes is important too, as is experience of operating at a senior level with an external audience. Adept at engaging and influencing a variety of stakeholders, you’re commercially aware, result-driven and client-focused and enjoy collaborating with others to ‘get the job done’.

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

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.

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

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.

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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