Job Ads – Hammersmith, Ipswich, Birmingham, London and Brighton

Hammersmith and Fulham Law Centre

Housing Solicitor

Salary: £30,000 – £36,000 (depending on experience)

Working hours: 35 per week

Benefits include 30 days annual leave, the possibility of flexible working and significant opportunities for learning and development. We have newly refurbished offices in Hammersmith with excellent transport connections to the Piccadilly/District and Hammersmith & City Line tubes.

We require a solicitor for our housing team. Some experience of housing law/ social welfare law is advantageous. We have a 39 year history of providing an excellent service to the local community.

The successful candidate will conduct the housing and debt matter starts we have been allocated, be proactive in commencing and conducting certificated cases for clients, and will participate in the court duty scheme. We have grant funding to cover out of scope work

Hammersmith & Fulham Law Centre is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all candidates who meet the person specification regardless of age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or race.

For an application pack email: hflaw@hflaw.org.uk
Closing date: 11 May 2018

Child Poverty Solicitor

Salary: £36,000

Working hours: 35 per week

We require a solicitor for newly formed Child Poverty Unit. This is an exciting opportunity for a solicitor to set up a new project to improve life chances for children and families. We anticipate the project will include advice on family, income and benefit issues and strategic litigation.

Benefits include 30 days annual leave, the possibility of flexible working and significant opportunities for learning and development. We have newly refurbished offices in Hammersmith with excellent transport connections to the Piccadilly/District and Hammersmith & City Line tubes.

We have a 39 year history of providing an excellent service to the local community. We have legal aid contracts in housing and immigration and grant funding for out of scope work.

Hammersmith & Fulham Law Centre is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all candidates who meet the person specification regardless of age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or race.

For an application pack email: hflaw@hflaw.org.uk
Closing date: 11 May 2018


 

Suffolk Law Centre

Suffolk Law Centre, UK’s newest Law Centre, is seeking a Housing Law Legal Aid Supervisor to start and develop our housing law team, and build projects/partnerships across Suffolk and beyond.

You will need to meet LAA contractual Supervisor Standards.

Ipswich has a vibrant legal, non-profit and cultural community and excellent transport links to London. The delights of the Suffolk coast and countryside are within easy reach, and house prices significantly lower than London/home-counties.

This is an exciting chance to help develop the Law Centre that you want to work in.

Salary: £30,000p.a. (37hrs p.w.)

Initial 1 year fixed term with potential for extension.

Contact: office@suffolklawcentre.org.uk or call 01473 408111 for application pack.

Deadline for applications: 5pm 21/05/2018

Interviews: Week beg. 28/05/2018

We are an Equal Opportunities employer.


 

Shelter

Paralegal – Entry Level

£19,964 pa plus excellent benefits

Birmingham

Closing date: 18 May 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 all types of cases. 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 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 details and to apply see 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.


 

Lawstop

Two Housing Solicitors Required – London and Brighton

Two exciting opportunities have arisen for housing solicitors to lead our dynamic new legal aid practices based in Brighton and London starting in September 2018.  The London based Solicitor will have the option of working in offices in Hammersmith, London Fields, Camden, and Clerkenwell. You will ideally have SQM Supervisor status in housing although non-solicitor Supervisor status will be considered. The successful candidate will have good knowledge of public law and have experience in homelessness and housing possession matters.

We require a self-motivated individual with excellent communication and written skills. You will be highly organised, able to manage a varied workload, and work well under pressure. Patience and tact is necessary as you will be assisting vulnerable people whose welfare is our priority.

A sound knowledge of legal aid funding relating to social housing law is required.

Salary is negotiable.

Please submit a covering letter and CV to Mary Bennett at jbltdrecruit@gmail.com.

 

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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