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Job ads – SE & Central London, Herts, Blackburn

Burke Niazi Solicitors is seeking to recruit a newly qualified solicitor/experienced paralegal to join their Housing department at the South London office in Catford (SE6).

Salary according to experience.

Apply with covering letter and CV to

Closing date – 4th May 2018.

No agencies.

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Bindmans LLP

Housing supervisor solicitor to take a leading role on housing and social welfare issues

Civil Liberties & Social Welfare Team

Bindmans is a successful London law firm, with a national client base and reputation for excellence, being at the cutting edge of legal developments and a commitment to social justice

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic solicitor with LAA housing supervisor status with a flair for litigation and an ability to lead, manage and support others within the Civil Liberties team.

We are looking for someone with the experience or potential to grow and lead our housing work.

The successful applicant will need to work well within a team, and be able to take responsibility when working individually.

Relevant Legal Aid Agency supervisor status is essential.

The successful candidate will have:

  • experience in working with individual and organisational clients,
  • an established referral network and handle work funded under the Legal Aid scheme and privately.

On joining, they will significantly strengthen Bindmans’ work on social welfare issues and enforcement of vulnerable persons’ rights and, with partner support, to take a leading role within an existing team.

Equal Opportunities and Diversity

Bindmans LLP is an equal opportunities employer, committed to increasing diversity in our firm and our wider profession.  Applications from candidates, who are BME, have a disability or who are from a less privileged background are particularly encouraged.

How to apply:

Please visit the Careers Section of our website



Property Redress Scheme Case Assessor

Salary up to £25,000, full time 9.00-5.30, based in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.

The Property Redress Scheme is a government authorised consumer redress scheme with over 7,000 property agent and professional members –

A position has opened up for someone interested in alternative dispute resolution in the property industry. Our case assessors help resolve service related complaints between consumers and our Members. The successful candidate would be engaging in early resolution by mediating between the parties, if that proves unsuccessful then drafting a proposed decision on the matter.

Anyone interested should send their CV to James Dempsey at quoting ‘PRS Case Assessor’.



Paralegal – Entry Level

£18,346-£19,285 pa (pro rata, 30 hrs pw) plus excellent benefits


Closing date: 19 April 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.

Shelter Lancashire is a dynamic office offering a holistic integrated advice and support service to a diverse range of clients. Over 4,000 clients a year attend our drop-in services and our vision is to ensure that all clients are offered a full range of interventions that will fully resolve their circumstances. 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.

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 andconduct 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.


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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