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Jobs Ads – East London, Bristol, North London.

Edwards Duthie is a large, well respected firm with a number of offices in East London and Essex.  Named in the Legal 500, we have a diverse range of both privately and publicly funded work

Our Community Law Team has expertise in all areas of social welfare law, including housing & debt, community care and mental health.  The team has a particularly strong reputation for housing law and has brought a number of significant cases over the last 10-15 years.  The team is proud to hold Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme contracts with the Legal Aid Agency in respect of the County Courts at Edmonton and Romford and at the Stratford Housing Centre.  

We now wish to recruit experienced housing caseworkers or solicitors to join our Community Law Team at our new office in Stratford, London E15.   Successful applicants will have a sound knowledge of housing law and litigation and ideally will have experience of acting as a duty advisor under a Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme. Experience of community care law is also desirable.

We have dedicated Human Resources, IT and Facilities Teams to develop and support all our legal teams. 

Applications by CV and covering letter to:

Coral Joyce, Bank House, 269-275 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 4TG or by e-mail to

Salary according to experience. 


Managing Solicitor

£40,000 per annum


Closing date: 17 August 2018 at 11.30pm

We’re looking for an experienced, strategic and target-driven Managing Solicitor with inspirational leadership skills to join our team. Here, you will provide a wide range of legal services for Shelter staff, external organisations and the public, including litigation and consultancy work, while also taking direct line management responsibility for Shelter solicitors.

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 Bristol operates a dynamic city centre hub offering a range of holistic advice and support services to a diverse range of clients, including legal advice and representation and housing related support services.Shelter Legal Services has a national reputation for excellence in housing law. Working closely with other teams in Shelter’s services, our aim is to be able to offer all Shelter clients a complete advice, advocacy and litigation service and to fill gaps in existing legal services.

About the Role

Based within Shelter Legal Service in the Bristol Hub, our Managing Solicitor will maintain an active caseload, including litigation, which enables homeless people or those with housing problems to enforce their existing rights. You will also carry out follow-up casework and litigation, including research, dispatching copies of relevant material, writing briefing papers and providing support to advisers. You will also be expected to provide strong leadership and effective management to a staff team of solicitors,including providing training as necessary. This will see you ensure that every target and objective is met and the highest standards of casework quality from all team members.

About you

You will have a substantial post qualification experience, including litigation and representing in court on behalf of homeless people or people in housing need, plus extensive experience of handling a wide range of housing cases, both public and private sector. A sound knowledge of legal aid work is essential, as is experience providing effective management and mentoring to a team of staff. Approachable, proactive and resilient, you will be an outstanding communicator, both verbal and written, with excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills.

Benefitsinclude: 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.

Burke Niazi Solicitors is seeking to recruit a newly qualified–2 years PQE solicitor to join their Housing department (listed in the Legal 500) at the North London office in Holloway (N7).

Salary according to experience.

Apply with covering letter and CV to

Closing date –  1st September 2018.

No agencies.

Website –

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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